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Rights of Way in Besthorpe Parish (Breckland, Norfolk)

This page shows a map and table of the Public Rights of Way (Public Footpaths, Bridleways, Restricted Byways, and Byways Open to All Traffic) in the parish/area of Besthorpe, in the district of Breckland, in the county of Norfolk. Data from the Surveying Authority (Norfolk County Council) is compared with the data in OpenStreetMap. (more information)

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Rights of Way

Public Footpath
Public Bridleway
Restricted Byway
Byway Open to All Traffic

Other Highways

Adopted Footway
Public Cycleway
Unclassified Highway


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OSM Map | Definitive Statement | PRoW GIS Data (GeoJSON)

1 FP 1132 1141 +0.8% 4 7y   MZ OT TM09NE
2 FP 1386 1392 +0.4% 4 7y   MZ OT TM09NE
3 FP 593 606 +2.2% 4 7y   MZ OT TM09NE
4 FP 966 972 +0.6% 4 3y   MZ OT TM09NE
5 FP 1079 1095 +1.5% 4 7y   MZ OT TM09NE O Route is obstructed at the Railway line, with no stiles or crossing provided. There is a farm underpass about 85m east of the route, which could be used instead.
6 FP 263 274 +4.2% 4 7y   MZ OT TM09NE Signage on ground does not match the definitive line at NW end, and cross-field path is not reinstated. Definitive line is mapped as highway=no. Route of cross-field path not evident on the ground, but desire line is mapped.
7 FP 370 375 +1.4% 4 7y   MZ OT TM09NE O Route is obstructed at the Railway line, with no stiles or crossing provided. As of 2016-04, NCC in discussion with Network Rail over possible diversion to use underpass 45m west on public safety grounds. The underpass currently has a locked gate marked private.
8 FP 638 639 +0.2% 3 9y   MZ OT TM09NE
9 FP 608 636 +4.6% 4 6y   MZ OT TM09NE N Statement says route "runs eastwards to the railway line." GIS data shows path stopping at W boundary of railway, and Public Highway only commencing on the E boundary. What are the access rights across the railway at TM08259651?
10 FP 236 255 +8.1% 4 2w   MZ OT TM09NE
11 FP 455 473 +4.0% 4 7y   MZ OT TM09NE
Totals   7726 7858 101.7%              

Table Details: To be counted in the table above, OSM ways need to be tagged with an appropriate designation=* tag (one of public_footpath, public_bridleway, restricted_byway, byway_open_to_all_traffic) and the relevant prow_ref=* tag (in the form 'Besthorpe XX 12a', where XX is one of FP, BR, RB, BY; and 12 is the route number, and a is an optional suffix letter). The Mapping Status values in the table are: −1 Route should not exist; 0 Unverified; 1 Un-mapped; 2 Partially mapped; 3 Complete, but with significant deviation from definitive line; 4 Complete; 5 Complete, with adjacent field boundaries and stiles, gates etc. These values are manually maintained, so my not be up to date.

Map Details: On the map, the Yellow (FP), Blue (BR), Magenta (RB) and Red (BY) lines are Rights of Way from official Council data from 2022‑12‑13, licensed under the Open Government Licence (v3) (full copyright details). Rights of Way with mapping status 4 and 5 are shown with thin lines, others are show with thick lines. The Green lines are different Highways from OSM: Dark Green for unclassified Highways, Blue-Green for Public Cycleways, and Yellow-Green for Adopted Footways. Click on any of these lines for more information. The black lines are approximate modern parish boundaries, constructed by simplifying the polygons in OS Boundary Line. The underlying mapping is OSM Carto (key). Click inside another parish for a link to switch to that parish.

Use of data in OSM: The Rights of Way GIS data shown on the map above is suitably licenced to be used in OpenStreetMap. If doing so, please use the source tag norfolk_county_council_prow_gis_data. But please do not map Rights of Way just from this data; it is important that OSM reflects what is on the ground as well. Official Rights of Way are not always usable on the ground, and the paths on the ground do not always follow the Definitive Line. The PRoW GIS data (and Definitive Statements, where available and suitably licenced) should be used primarily to add appropriate PRoW tags to ways that have already been mapped from other sources such as aerial imagery (where paths and tracks can clearly been seen) or ground surveys.

Errors and omissions in PRoW tags

OSM ways found in or near the parish with incomplete or contradictory designation=* or prow_ref=* tags. Further details.

Way ID Issue prow_ref designation LOSM OSM Note Tag OSM Fixme Tag JRC
404874991 Missing prow_ref public_footpath 286 m NCC fingerpost / roundel indicates this as a Public Footpath, but not in Definitive Statement, and also a "Permissive Path Only" sign on fence at W end. check designation J+

Errors and omissions in access tags

OSM ways with missing or inconsistent modal access tags are listed below. The classes of Public Rights of Way and Highways included on the map are checked, but Rights of Way with other tagging issues already listed above are excluded. Further details.

No issues found in this parish.

Parish ID: 8. OSM data last refreshed: 2023-09-23 18:08:56 Z.