Definitive Map and Statement
The Definitive Map is a legal record of the public’s rights to use footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic.
A Definitive Statement accompanies the Map, which describes the route of each right of way in greater detail, some widths and any restrictions on use.
The Definitive Map and Statement provide a snapshot of the state of the rights of way network at one particular point in time, which is known as the ‘Relevant Date’.
How up-to-date is the Definitive Map?
The Definitive Map and Statement for Bracknell Forest Borough has a Relevant Date of 1 January 2013.
This second consolidated version incorporates all modification orders which have been made and confirmed since 2000. This includes changes such as path diversions, creations and closures, and changes to the Statement alone, including defined widths and updated descriptions.
Meanwhile the council keeps updated working copies of the Map and Statement.
How can I find out which rights of way are on the Definitive Map and Statement?
The electronic copies below are not a legal record and you should consult the hard copies of the Map and Statement if you are buying a property or making a planning application.
Hard copies are available for inspection free of charge at Bracknell Forest Council’s office in Time Square, Bracknell.
View online map
You can view rights of way in Bracknell Forest on our Find my nearest map. Once you have opened the map select the pin icon in the left-hand navigation of the map and ensure that 'Rights of Way' is ticked in the list of features. You may find it easier to see rights of way on the map if you deselect other options.
Copies of the A1-sized paper maps are available to view in the PDFs below. Use the - and + buttons and scroll bars to zoom in on a specific area.