Rights of Way Improvement Plan
The County Council has produced a Rights of Way Improvement Plan
The plan considers how best to manage and develop the Rights of Way network in the County for the next 5 years.
Leicestershire, like many counties in England has a wonderful network of Public Rights of Way. The 3000 kilometres of Rights of Way in the County offer the best way to explore and enjoy the countryside. The paths also provide local routes that link communities and give access to schools, shops, work places and other facilities for many. To put this into some sort of perspective, this is the equivalent of managing a path that extends from Leicester to well beyond Moscow.
Although this network has developed over hundreds of years, it needs to meet the current and future needs of users. The County Council is considering how best to manage this unique resource.
In researching the plan, the authority considered national, regional and local research. This includes local surveys, exemplar projects set up by the Countryside Agency and a raft of national studies. All of these have underlined the importance of walking and riding in people’s everyday lives
Further details are available from the Rights of Way Improvement Plan page
The document can be downloaded from the RoWIP Action Plan Summary page
Page Last Updated: 12 March 2002