Definitive maps of public rights of way

Find working copy definitive maps for a parish in Suffolk. The definitive map and statement form the legal record of public rights of way.

The working copy definitive map for a parish is updated to show the changes to public rights of way when a confirmed legal order comes into operation.

You can view a plan of the definitive map parishes here.

You can view each parish map online on the A to Z section of this page.

The scanned image of the map on this website will be updated within one week following an amendment to the original working copy definitive map.

You can inspect the working copy definitive map and statement during office hours at Phoenix House, 3 Goddard Road, Ipswich IP1 5NP, or in the following locations:

  • Ipswich Borough Council, Grafton House, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DE (during office hours)
  • Marina Centre, Lowestoft, NR32 1HH (Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 8.45am to 5pm, Thursday: 9.30am to 5pm)
  • Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge IP12 1DT (Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 8.45am to 5pm, Thursday: 9.30am to 5pm)
  • Rougham Depot, Moores Road, Rougham Industrial Estate, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 9ND (during office hours).

If the parish clerk does not hold a copy for their parish we can provide one to them on request.

Our working copy definitive map guidance  (PDF, 67KB) provides further information about the definitive map.

The following legal events can result in amendments to the working copy definitive map:

  • a confirmed Definitive Map Modification Order
  • a confirmed Public Path Order
  • a Public Path Creation Agreement
  • a Deed of Dedication by the County Council
  • a confirmed Cycle Track Conversion Order
  • a Side Roads Order

For enquiries regarding particular routes please email definitive.maps@suffolk.gov.uk.

Please be aware that due to volumes of correspondence and the amount of research that may need to be undertaken, responses to straight forward requests may take 20 working days, and to more complex requests may take up to 8 weeks.