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Welcome to the Highways Service Information Centre
There are over six thousand kilometres of Public Rights of Way in Essex, comprising footpaths, bridleways and byways.
We have a statutory duty to record and keep public rights of way open.
Our team providing this service comprise of the Definitive Map and Records team, the Localism, Liaison and Enforcement teams, the Inspection team and the Operations and Delivery team. We all work together to assert and protect your public rights of way network.
Use these pages to find out more about the services we provide and the works that we undertake.
General information about the Public Rights of Way network in Essex
Understand your rights and responsibilities as a user, as a landowner and/or as a developer
Discover our volunteer schemes and how to become involved
Find out about the work of our Access forum
Engaging with our users
This digital map shows where all the Public Rights of Way are in Essex
Our legal record of Public Rights of Way
How to move or remove paths
How to stop up a path for a short duration
View all our plans for changes to the public rights of way network
How to record rights of way on your land
View maps and information to see when and where we are cutting
Information for all users
Make an application to install a gate across a Public Right of Way on your land
Your chance to tell us what you think
Information on the maintenance of our Public Rights of Way
Suggested short and long walks in Essex
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