We are currently receiving a high number of planning applications which is resulting in delays to our usual response times. We are determining applications and responding to enquiries in the order they are received. We will respond as soon as possible.

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) is responsible for South Derbyshire's Rights of Way Network, which is made up of public footpaths, bridleways and byways. To view rights of way, visit the Derbyshire Mapping Portal.

DCC deals with disputed routes, obstructions to paths, signage, maintenance, structures (bridges, gates and stiles) and promoting the use of the network.

Enquiries should be sent to DCC’s rights of way team either online or by telephoning 01629 533190

DCC also has a list of Frequently Asked Questions about rights of way.

Derby and Derbyshire Local Access Forum provides advice on matters relating to outdoor recreation, rights of way and access to the countryside.

An overview of rights of way and details about accessing them can be found on GOV.UK.