Bury is covered by a network of 650 individual public rights of way, totalling 310 kilometres in length. The majority of these routes are public footpaths (on which the public has right of access on foot only) but there are also bridleways (on foot, cycle and horse) and byways (foot, cycle, horse and motorised vehicle).
Maintaining rights of way
We are responsible for maintaining this network and employ two Public Rights of Way Officers to carry out these duties. They include:
removing illegal obstructions;
maintaining gates and stiles; and
erecting signposts and waymarkers.
Rights of Way Improvement Plan
Bury has a Rights of Way Improvement Plan to co-ordinate the development of the network, based on the requirements of its users.