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You can search the OutdoorsWest maps by typing in the name of an area, town or village,
a street name or a postcode.
You can re centre the map on a grid reference. Found out more about Grid References
and reading maps under Get Started.
Please enter the reference number of an existing problem to track its status
Find out more about what we do to manage public rights of way
Depending on where you click on the map, your report will be sent to Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol City Council or South Gloucestershire Council.
If your report is something they might be able to deal with, it will be assigned a number and given to a PROW officer to investigate. We aim to resolve
problems reported to us as quickly as possible and we prioritise reports according to risk of injury. If you select updates below, or if you check back
here with the report number, we will keep you informed of progress with your report.
Please provide a detailed description of the problem.
Include information such as:
detailed description of where the path is, any place names nearby, where the path starts and ends, so we can find the problem
e.g. "Off Camberwick Road, Trumpton on the path from the Post Office across the fields to the windmill. The stile is between
the 2nd and 3rd field"
Path number (if known)
Public rights of way have reference numbers. If you know the code, tell us, if not, don’t worry.
Nearby house or business address (if known)
e.g. "the path starts by number 5 Camberwick Road"
Grid reference or post code (if known)
If you know the grid reference or postcode, from a map or GPS device, let us know
A detailed description of the problem
e.g. "the wooden stile is broken, with a loose footplate" Include any details you think might help us deal with the problem.
Tell us if you think there is a particular danger or safety problem
e.g. "someone could slip off the stile and hurt themselves"
The time and date you discovered the problem
e.g. "I last saw it today, the 25th December, but it was also like it a couple of days ago"
Please select the type of problem below, and enter any additional details.
Please enter at least one of your phone or email address
British Horse Society
Cyclists' Touring Club
Ramblers - Kingswood
Ramblers - Severnside
Ramblers - Southwold
Ramblers - Thornbury
Trail Riders' Fellowship
Receive email Updates on your report?
We can can only send these updates if you have provided a valid email address.
The information you have provided may be shared across Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council for
the purpose of dealing with your enquiry. We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless
your consent has been given or the law allows this.
The use of your personal information is covered by Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council’s registration
under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can, under this legislation, request a copy of the information we hold about you. If any information we hold about
you is incorrect please let us know.
Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council are committed to upholding the principles of the Data Protection
Act, and will not process your information in a way incompatible with these principles. By selecting 'submit' you agree that you understand these terms.
Note - Whilst OutdoorsWest mapping shows paths where an activity
is allowed they do not indicate suitability for your intended use. For example,
cyclists are entitled to use bridleways (giving way to other users) though paths
may be unsurfaced, narrow and/or steep. Photos of the routes shown under ‘additional
path information’ may give you an indication of the character of a route.
Use the ‘radar’ button to choose the map you wish to see.
We use Ordnance Survey maps on OutdoorsWest, and information on paths and routes
is overlaid on top of these base maps. Depending on your map view, a different base
map is shown, with more detail as you zoom in. You can also choose to see an aerial
If you want to know more about Ordnance Survey Maps in this area, or want to learn
how to read a map, including links to the keys for the Ordnance Survey maps we use,
go to Getting Started.
NOTE – The Ordnance Survey Maps OutdoorsWest uses are Crown Copyright
and the Councils use them under licence. © Crown Copyright, All Rights Reserved.
Bath & North East Somerset Council Licence 100023334.
Use 'tick boxes' to choose which overlay maps you wish to see, then press to show
Click on the ‘Identify Features’ button at the top of the map, then click on a feature
on the map itself to show more information. You can often click on the pop-up information
to see even more.
The Councils manage the Public Rights of Way network and hold legal maps recording
public rights of way. OutdoorsWest mapping is based on the paths shown on these
maps, known as Definitive Maps, with routes shown according to their status – indicating
which groups of users are entitled to use the paths.
NOTE – the mapping on OutdoorsWest is provided for information,
but cannot be relied on as a legal record. The legal record of Public Rights of
Way is the Definitive Map and Statement, held by each Highway Authority (Bath &
North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire) for
their areas. You can inspect these maps at specified council offices at reasonable
office hours. Some paths may be also subject to legal restrictions which are not
shown on OutdoorsWest mapping: for instance, paths can be temporarily closed to
all or some users by the making of Traffic Regulation Orders.
Find out more about Public Rights of Way under 'advice and info'.
As a tool to help you see which users are entitled to use which paths, you can also
choose to show paths by activity. For instance, you can see all the paths open to
walkers. Most of these paths will be public rights of way, though we have also added
other paths that are open to the public – for example, paths are shown that are
open under a stewardship scheme, where farmers are paid to provide additional paths
on their farmland.
Find out more about Public Rights of Way and other classes of path under 'advice and info'.
When you select the 'add detailed path information' tickbox, you can view further
information direct from the councils’ databases. This includes the information from
a survey of all public rights of way shown on our maps, where every path, every
stile, every kissing gate and every sign was photographed and mapped. The symbols
below show you what was surveyed on the paths. Use the ‘Identify Features’ tool
and click the black dot on each symbol to see more – including a photograph taken
at that location.
This additional information can be particularly useful for people with mobility
difficulties, who could get an impression of the character of a path before setting
NOTE – the additional information shown on OutdoorsWest is provided
in good faith and was recorded at the date a path was surveyed and then entered
into the database. Conditions can change on the ground, particularly during or after
changes in weather, but also following works, because of land management, or through
any other physical change.
Find out more about the Councils’ responsibilities for Public Rights of Way under
'advice and info'
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NOTE: The mapping and data on OutdoorsWest is provided for information, but cannot be relied upon as a legal record. The legal record of public rights of way is the Definitive Map and Statement, held by each Highway Authority (Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council) for their areas.