Public rights of way

Find out about how we maintain public rights of way as part of the public highways network in Suffolk.

Public rights of way provide a healthy, safe and sustainable way to access the countryside and other local services.

They are used extensively and generate investment in the Suffolk economy through tourism.

Suffolk has 3,500 miles of public rights of way and over 12,000 acres of open access. This provides car-free access throughout Suffolk, from bustling market towns to open heath land and other areas of outstanding natural beauty.

How to explore public rights of way

You can find:

Suffolk's public rights of way website also contains information for rights of way users and land managers. You can find out more about the different types of rights of way and access, and what your rights and responsibilities are when using or managing them.

Discover Suffolk

Discover Suffolk is our countryside website for walks and rides in Suffolk. Our county is best explored on foot, from a bicycle or on horse-back. From the Brecks to the Sandlings and from the Broads to the estuaries.

Suffolk offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, with miles of marked paths, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, long distance footpaths and national cycle routes.

Within Discover Suffolk you will find inspiration on everything from a riverside stroll for all the family to a day long hike along secluded valleys.