Public rights of way
This page has been created to publicise the public
footpath/bridleway network in Broxbourne. It is hoped that it will
encourage residents to make use of the network and enjoy the
countryside in and around the Borough.
The rights of way network in the Borough
- In Broxbourne, the rights of way network amounts to 124
footpaths, four bridleways and 11 Roads Used as Public Paths
collectively form a total distance of 43 miles.
- Access to footpaths and bridleways varies, with those in
the urban areas and the Lee Valley Regional Park being more
accessible, than ones in the more rural parts of the Borough.
The map above shows the location of
railway stations and car parks nearest to the rights of way
- The Borough's footpaths and bridleways offer the
opportunity to enjoy a wide range of landscape and
habitat areas. There are riverside and canal side walks along the
Lee Valley and woodland walks on the western fringe of the
Borough. Between the built-up area and the woods, several
walks take you through areas of open farmland and
- The Council has produced a folder entitled 'Borough of
Broxbourne: Walking for Pleasure', identifying selected
circular walks in the Borough. These pass through the variety of
landscapes and habitats to be experienced in the Borough. Copies of
this folder and Borough walks can be obtained from all one stop
shops and the Council Offices.
Maintenance of the rights of way network
Under the Rights of Way Act 1990, the County Council has overall
responsibility for the rights of way network across the County.
However, within Broxbourne, the Borough Council acts as agent to
the County Council and is currently securing improvements
to the rights of way network. Improvements undertaken recently
include new kissing gates, resurfacing and bridges.
Footpath 20 near Barclay Park,
If you have any queries relating to
the maintenance of public rights of way, signage and waymarking of
routes, obstructions, dangerous animals harassment or
misleading signs, please contact the Council by telephone on 01992
785577 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, please write to:
Broxbourne Borough Council
- Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work.
- Guard against all risk of fire.
- Fasten all gates.
- Keep to public paths across farmland.
- Keep your dog under close control.
- Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls.
- Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone.
- Take your litter home.
- Help keep all water clean.
- Protect wildlife, plants and trees.
- Take special care on country roads.
- Make no unnecessary noise.
The public, landowners and tenants may be liable to prosecution
if the rules/laws are not observed.
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