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Follow waymarkers and local signs

Give way to pedestrians and horse riders.

Children cycling © Natural England - For Countryside Code use only In England and Wales, you have the right to ride on the following public rights of way:

  • Bridleways
  • Byways open to all traffic
  • Restricted byways

Some rights of way have special agreements in place so always check before you set off.

You may also ride on the following:

  • ‘Routes with other public access’ – the Ordnance Survey term for ‘white roads’ or ‘green lanes’
  • Unsurfaced roads
  • Forestry Commission stone tracks
  • Some unsurfaced Forestry Commission tracks
  • Forestry Commission mountain bike trails
  • Cyclepaths and cycletracks
  • Some canal towpaths

Find out more about cycling on rights of way on British Cycling’s website.