An acorn, the symbol of Britain's National Trails, is used to guide your journey by marking the route in a variety of ways. It is used in conjunction with coloured arrows or the words 'footpath', 'bridleway' or 'byway' to indicate who can use a particular right of way.
A yellow arrow indicates a path for use by walkers The word 'footpath' and/or a yellow arrow indicates a path for use by walkers only you may also use a wheelchair or invalid carriage. You may also take a pram or a pushchair. You may usually take a dog, though it should always be kept under control. However without the landowner's permission, it is illegal to cycle, ride a horse or drive a vehicle.
The word 'bridleway' and/or a blue arrow indicates a path which can be used by the same users as public footpaths plus the right to ride a horse or a bicycle. However without the landowner's permission, it is illegal to drive any vehicle.
The word 'byway' and/or a red arrow indicates a right of way which can be legally used by walkers, horseriders, cyclists and motorists but do not expect a tarmac surface.
Restricted Byways - the rights along these routes are the same as bridleways plus a right for horse drawn carriages. Some may carry vehicular rights too.