Where to walk in Leicestershire

There are lots of different walking routes and paths to follow throughout Leicestershire. You can use our public rights of way map to find new routes to walk.

The Choose how you move website has lots of information about walking in Leicestershire, including:

Public rights of way


Coronavirus advice

The risk of the coronavirus being passed on to others from people using public rights of way and other paths and trails is considered to be very low as long as people follow the Government’s instructions to maintain social distancing. But if possible try to avoid using footpaths etc that may take you through a farmstead or other rural business where social distancing may be difficult. If you want to use public rights of way, please read the Government’s guidance on using green spaces

The Government says that landowners do not have the legal right to block or obstruct public rights of way. However, in very limited circumstances where large numbers of people are using such routes, landowners may consider the following measures:

  • tying gates open if it is safe to do so, so that walkers do not need to touch the gate.
  • temporarily displaying polite notices that encourage users to respect local residents and workers by following social distancing guidelines and consider using alternative routes that do not pass through gardens, farmyards or schools.
  • offering an alternative route around gardens and farmyards only where it is safe to do so (you must gain permission from relevant landowners and make sure the route is safe for users and livestock) provided that the original right of way is maintained.

Read the Government advice

Our interactive map shows the different types of public rights of way.

This is not the Definitive Map and is for guidance only. For statutory or formal purposes (e.g. 'searches') arrange to view the official map or purchase an extract

Only the Definitive Map itself provides conclusive evidence of the existence, location and status of a public right of way.

Temporary diversions are in place at Bardon Hill Quarry which are not shown on the map below

For path numbers and descriptions click once on a line.

Report a problem on a public right of way

If there is a problem on a public right of way, please let us know.
This includes:

  • broken or damaged stiles, gates, bridges
  • overgrown / overhanging vegetation
  • obstructions, eg fallen trees /branches
  • damaged or dangerous path surfaces
  • damaged or missing / misleading signposts

Report a problem on a public right of way

If there is a problem with a roadside pavement please use our report a road problem form

Further reading

The countryside code – advice about visiting the countryside

Public rights of way: Local highway authority responsibilities

Public rights of way: landowner responsibilities