Useful links

These links are to local authorities and organisations with an interest in Countryside Access and Public Rights of Way or to sites which provide relevant information.

Local Authorities

Local Countryside Initiatives and Groups

National Information and Guidance including Government Sites

Rights of Way Legislation and Information

Rights of Way Management and User Groups


Local Authorities

Babergh District Council

Broads Authority

Cambridgeshire County Council

Essex County Council

Forest Heath District Council

Mid Suffolk District Council

Norfolk County Council

South Norfolk District Council

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Waveney District Council

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Local Countryside Initiatives and Groups

Brecks - partnership covering an area of distinctive landscape, wildlife and history in the heart of the East of England

Dedham Vale - the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Stour Valley and Constable country

Discover Suffolk - leisure and tourism site for Suffolk

Suffolk Biological Records - sharing information about wildlife in Suffolk

Suffolk Coast and Heaths - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covering 155 square miles on the coast of East Anglia

One Life Healthwalks - walks in Suffolk for those who may be recovering from illness or need to improve their fitness levels

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National Information and Guidance including Government Sites

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) - UK government department responsible for the environment, food and farming and rural affairs

Environment Agency - an Executive Non-department Public Body aiming to protect the environment, and to promote sustainable development

Land Registry - registers title to land in England and Wales and records dealings with registerd land

Natural England - an independent public body whose purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment

Ordnance Survey - Great Britain’s national mapping agency

The Planning Inspectorate - deals with rights of way cases

Walking the Way to Health - a Natural England initiative for everyone interested in walking for health

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Rights of Way Legislation and Information

British Library

Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

The National Archives - official archive of the UK government

Naturenet - voluntary enterprise providing an on-line resource for practical nature conservation and countryside management

Rights of Way Act 1990

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 S257

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Rights of Way Management and User Groups

Auto Cycle Union - the Governing Body for motorcycle sport throughout Great Britain

British Driving Society - for those interested in equine driving

British Horse Society - a registered charity helping horses and riders

Byways & Bridleways Trust - a charitable trust formed to protect Britain’s network of ancient minor highways

Country Land and Business Association - an organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales

Countryside Management Association - supporting the work of conservation, access and recreation professionals in England and Wales

Outdoor Recreation Network - exchanges and shares information to develop best policy and practice in countryside recreation

Cyclists' Touring Club - protects and promotes the rights of cyclists

Disabled Ramblers - represents disabled people who enjoy being in the countryside

Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group - provides environmental management expertise to people who manage the countryside

Forestry Commision - protects and expands Britain’s forests and woodlands 

Green Lane Association - a national user group promoting vehicualr use of byways and unsurface public roads 

Institute of Public Rights of Way and Access Management - professional body reprsenting individuals involved in the management of public rights of way

Land Access & Recreation Association (LARA) - national forum for the principal groups in countryside motorsport and recreation

National Farmers' Union - represents farmers and growers in England and Wales

The National Trust - works to preserve and protect the buildings, countryside and coastline of England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The Open Spaces Society - a conservation society protecting open spaces, common land, village greens and public paths in England and Wales

The Ramblers - a charity working to promote walking and to improve conditions for all walkers

RSPB - a bird conservation organisation

Suffolk Wildlife Trust - a conservation charity dedicated to all wildlife

Sustrans - a sustainable transport charity

Trail Riders Fellowship - an organisation representing trail riders

The Wildlife & Wetlands Trust - a conservation organisation saving wetlands

Woodland Trust - a woodland conservation charity

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