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Parish Rights of Way ….

The Ramblers

There are many paths, both ‘lost’ over time or used every day, that are unrecorded by the County Council, and are not legal ‘rights of way’
Pre-1949 unrecorded paths were due to be ‘extinguished’ in 2026 by legislation in the Crow Act (2000).
The cut-off in this part of the Act was recently abandoned but has now been replaced by a 2031 cut-off.
Provision for claiming the many unrecorded paths as rights of way will remain.

How to claim an unrecorded right of way

The link to the maps below show current rights of way (in bold colours) for all 42 ‘parish’ categories defined by the County Council in the north-east of the county (Bolsover, Chesterfield, & NE Derbyshire).

Area* Ordnance
Area* Ordnance
Ashover NED Holymoorside & Walton NED
Ault Hucknall B Killamarsh NED
Barlborough B Morton NED
Barlow NED North Wingfield NED
Blackwell B Pilsley NED
Bolsover B Pinxton B
Brackenfield NED Pleasley B
Brampton NED Scarcliffe B
Brimington C Shirebrook B
Calow NED Shirland & Higham NED
Chesterfield C South Normanton B
Clay Cross NED Staveley C
Clowne B Stretton NED
Dronfield NED Sutton cum Duckmanton NED
Eckington NED Temple Normanton NED
Elmton B Tibshelf B
Glapwell B Tupton NED
Grassmoor NED Unstone NED
Heath & Holmewood NED Wessington NED
Hodthorpe & Belph B Whitwell B
Holmesfield NED Wingerworth NED

*  B   Bolsover   C  Chesterfield   NED   North-East Derbyshire



                                                  NE Derbyshire

Any lost ways here ?
1898 map
(National Library of Scotland)

Open Street Map – Recorded and unrecorded paths

Open Street Map displays both recorded and unrecorded paths. Derbyshire County Council recorded rights of way are overlaid here

Google Street View

Google Street View, whilst generally not displaying footpaths, often shows them where they meet roads

Current Definitive Map Modification (DMMO) applications