Don’t Lose Your Way – Make sure your favourite historic path is on the definitive map by 2026 – or you might lose it.
“1 January 2026 is the cut-off date for adding historic paths to what is known as the definitive map: the official record of the public’s rights of way in an area. When a path is on this map, it not only means we have a right to walk on it, but it is much easier to protect and maintain. However, any path which came into existence before 1949 and that has not been requested to be on the map by 2026 will be lost – forever! We’ve been working with the government to make sure that the process for registering paths on the definitive map is as easy as it can be so that as many paths as possible can be recorded before it is too late. Take action! Since 1998, when moves to close the definitive maps to historic paths were first seriously proposed, many of you have been…
Looking forward to walking along the North Norfolk Coast path on 16 April. To get you in the mood, take a look at the National Trails website. So many interesting places to walk in the British Isles, and there are plenty of maps and guides for you to find your way!