Across the Miner2Major Scheme Area there are 193km of public rights of way, made up of footpaths, bridleways and byways. This project will survey the existing network of routes and rights of way with local volunteers. Once surveyed we will be able to better promote and connect them to local attractions to help people to be able to make the most of the wealth of trails within the area.
Types of Path
There are 4 types of path and you can use different paths for different activities.
Footpaths – walkers only
Bridleway – walkers, horse riders and cyclists
Restricted Byways - walkers, horse riders, cyclists, horse and cart users
Byways - walkers, horse riders, cyclists, horse and cart users, motorcyclists and cars
They are signposted from the roadside and often have way markers along the route. You should always keep to the line of the path and have dogs under close control or on a lead. You can even take a pushchair or a wheelchair, although this can be difficult as some paths may be uneven, muddy, cross fields or have stiles along the way. We hope to remove or replace some stiles with easy access gates as part of this project.