About the definitive map and statement

All formal public rights of way in Barnsley are recorded on our definitive map and statement.

The map shows the location and status of routes and provides evidence of the public's rights to use them. The statement gives written details of the paths - recording surface types, widths and stiles, steps, bridges, gates etc.

We're legally required to keep the map under continuous review. We'll make changes where there is evidence that routes should be added, re-graded or deleted. You can view working copies of the public rights of way map and statement online.

Other routes that aren't recorded on the definitive map and statement may also have public rights of access. These can be established through use over time and/or historical records. We recommend that any routes which appear to be used by the public are taken into consideration. Even if they don't have a recorded legal status.

Ask us to modify theĀ definitive mapĀ 

The map can only be amended by a legal order. The affected landowners and the public are given a chance to challenge this before this can happen.

If you think there's an error on the map or that a route is missing, and you've evidence to prove your claim. Then you can ask for the map to be amended. Apply for a definitive map modification order (DMMO) free of charge.

Read our guidance notes on applying for a DMMO. Then fill in our enquiry form to ask how to apply.

Public right of way enquiry