Rights of Way

Cumbria boasts one of the longest networks of rights of way in England and Wales, made up of Footpaths, Bridleways and Byways.  Did you know there are over 4,660 miles (7,441 km) of public rights of way in Cumbria?  That is the equivalent of walking to Kathmandu!                              




  • There are 3,386 miles (5,450km) of public footpaths,
  • There are 1,171 miles (1,885 km) of public bridleways,

  • There are 65 miles (106km) of public byways,            
  • There are also around 242 miles (390km) of unsurfaced minor roads, which provide valuable links.