There are approximately 250 kilometres of Public Rights of Way in Dudley, ranging from countryside walks to urban walkways.
They provide both highway and leisure facilities that are protected by law. The function to protect and assert this public right, lies with the Council.
Public rights of way are quite different from private rights of way, the latter being commonly provided by private developers to give rear access to private property. Your deeds should help to determine those private rights.
Public Rights of Way, that allow any member of the public to have 24/7 access, have different classifications. Their status may be:
Public Footpaths - These have a right on foot
Public Bridleways - These have right on foot, horse or pedal cycle
Byways Open to all Traffic, Roads used as Public Paths and Restricted Byways. These may have restricted public vehicular rights.