England & Wales

Our resident experts have put together some detailed advice on rights of way and access issues to give you all the information you need.

If you'd like to find out about something which isn't covered here, email us at policy@ramblers.org.uk and we'll look into it for you.

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Know your signs

Find out how to tell a footpath from a bridleway, a National Trail acorn from other long-distance path symbols and more.

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Types of paths in England and Wales

Find out what constitutes a right of way in England and Wales and the different types of paths that exist.


Am I trespassing?

Find out what trespassing means when walking in England and Wales.


Wild camping

Find out about 'wild camping' away from campsites and what your responsibilities are as a countryside user.

Countryside Code for the public

How the Countryside Code applies to walkers and other countryside users.

Countryside Code for land managers

How the Countryside Code applies to land managers.