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How to add a historic bridleway to definitive maps [H&H VIP]

If you've only recently become aware of the 2026 cut-off date for adding historic routes used by riders to a definitive map, before they’re extinguished forever, find out what it's all about and how you can help to preserve routes

For centuries there was a public right of way on foot and on horseback over open land. Gradually linear networks evolved, giving England its unique heritage of roads and bridleways, most of which were in continuous use until the mid-20th century.