Public rights of way are open to everyone at any time and give you the right to walk across certain routes such as roads, paths or tracks, which may run through towns, remote countryside or private property. Some rights of way are open to horse riders, cyclists and motorists.
If you have a problem using a right of way, such as an obstruction, poor maintenance or a misleading sign, please contact us.
If you have been stopped from using a route which you believe you should have access to, please contact us to discuss any potential claim. You can find out more about the claim process in the information leaflets below.
The following leaflets are aimed at the public, landowners and developers and explain your rights, responsibilities and general information about public rights of way in Merseyside.
The leaflets have been produced as part of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2008-2018, which is a 10 year strategic plan adopted jointly by the council and its five neighbouring Merseyside authorities.
It is a legal record of the public rights of way and shows the routes of each public footpath and bridleway in the city. You can view the original map and working copies by appointment at Municipal Buildings, Dale Street. Contact us to book an appointment.
The council must provide a register of definitive map modification orders. There are three types of modifications:
The following registers are scanned PDF documents and are not web accessible. Please contact us if you need to view an accessible version.