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Local Footpaths

Local Footpaths

Public rights of way are ways over which the public have the right to pass and repass. Public footpaths are for pedestrians only. Public bridleways are for pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists. Public byways are pedestrians, horse riders, cyclists and motorised vehicles, subject to the character of the way.

Lancashire has a network of 3,716 miles of public rights of way, including 240 miles of Bridleways. Lancashire Countryside Service has a statutory responsibility for these Public Rights of Way.

Lancashire Countryside Service's responsibilities include:

Local Footpaths

The Countryside Service holds copies of the Definitive Maps and accompanying statements. So if you wish to check the rights of way network, if you require information or you encounter a problem please contact the Countryside Service who will be only too pleased to help.

Contact Details


Tel: 01772 534709

e-mail: countrysideservices@lancashire.gov.uk


Below is a link to the Lancashire County Council (Mario) Map showing footpaths around Read.

Lancashire County Council Local Footpaths Map - Read

Local Footpaths