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Public Rights of Way
Medway has nearly 186 miles (300km) of Public Rights of Way.
Public Rights of Way have the following designations:
- Footpath: over which the right of way is on foot
- Bridleway: over which the right of way is on
foot, horseback and bicycle, though cyclists must give way to other
Byway (pdf 82KB): over which the right of way is for all
traffic, except mechanically propelled vehicles.
- Byway Open to All
Traffic (pdf 66KB): over which the right of way is open to
all traffic, including mechanically propelled vehicles, although
essentially it is used to mainly as a footpath.
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For more details on walks, please visit Medway Council's
Medway Council also undertakes work to clear overgrown
vegetation from rights of way and in partnership with landowners,
carries out repair work to stiles, gates and small bridges. The
council looks at surface conditions and carries out repair work,
though it must be understood that due to their nature and location,
many paths will be of a relatively rough nature.
The council deals with blocked of rights of way and tries to
keep them as clear as possible.
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If you would like to make an enquiry or to report a problem with
any public right of way, please contact Customer Services at the
address below or complete the
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