You may have heard the date 2026 mentioned in relation to public rights of way and have been wondering what's it all about. Well unless you are prepared to take some action it could be that after that date you will be unable to use paths you've walked for many years, as they will be no longer available to you!
The Definitive Map (DM) of public rights of way shows the paths that we all enjoy using and provides the rights of way information shown on OS maps. The presence of a route on the DM is conclusive proof in law that the public has the rights shown. Read more about 2026 and all that!