Footpaths & other rights of way


Footpaths & other rights of way

Explore Somerset – Public Footpaths and Rights of Way
A new online mapping system to help people find their way around Somerset’s extensive rights of way network has been launched by Somerset County Council.


How does it work?
Explore Somerset is now available at www.somerset.gov.uk/rightsofway and allows users to plan their route across all 9,000 public rights of way in Somerset.

Report an issue
The interactive system can also be used to simply report any issues you find on a right of way – such as a broken stile or blocked path. Residents can log the issue on the map and also upload photos to help wardens easily locate the problem. They can also leave an email address to receive updates when the issue is resolved or closed. www.roam.somerset.gov.uk/roam/map


Explore Somerset is being improved and developed all the time, and one of the next phases is to develop a volunteer module for the many individuals and groups who give up their time to help the County Council look after the network.

For more information:
If you have any queries about Explore Somerset please email: rightsofway@somerset.gov.uk

If you’re interested in volunteering opportunities on the path network then please visit www.somerset.gov.uk/rightsofway or email rowvolunteers@somerset.gov.uk