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Rights of Way Obstructions in Suffolk

This page lists known significant obstuctions on Public Rights of Way in the Council of Suffolk. Those marked as 'major' are where it is very difficult or impossible to use the Right of Way. Those marked as 'minor' are where the route is obstructed, but there is a reasonably convenient alterative that can be taken.

Issues have been found on a total of 34 Rights of Way.

Ashby (East Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 1 Minor Short cross-field section probably not reinstated, and may be obstructed by hedge.

Assington (Babergh)

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Type No. Severity Notes
RB 6 Minor Modern track does not follow definitive line at eastern end.

Barnham (West Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
BY 1 Minor Route on ground doesn't match Definitive Line.

Barsham (East Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
BR 6A Minor May be obstructed at south end of farmyard, but there's an alternative track round if so.

Burgate (Mid Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 32 Minor Route on ground does not follow the Definitive Line.

Cavendish (West Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 25 Minor Reinstated path through field at northern end doesn't quite follow the Definitive Line.

Corton (East Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 2 Major Cliff fall has blocked route at north end.

Debenham (Mid Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 35 Minor

Ellough (East Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 4 Minor Route available on ground does not follow the line in the GIS data.

Fakenham Magna (West Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 3 Minor Path on ground doesn't quite follow Definitive Line from GIS data, but is always close.
FP 4 Minor Definitive line uses a ford at TL91107601, but a footbridge is provided a few meters away.
FP 5 Minor Path on ground doesn't quite follow Definitive Line from GIS data, but is always close.
FP 6 Major Path on ground doesn't follow Definitive Line from GIS data, but is mostly close. However, there is a Missing bridge at TL90927612, requiring a significant detour on a track round the western and southern edges of the field.

Glemsford (Babergh)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 13 Minor Definitive line meanders, and may not be reinstated.
FP 24 Minor Definitive line not reinstated across field, but there's a track along the field edge that isn't much of a deviation.
RB 26 Minor Definitive line is obstructed by farm buildings, but there's a accessilbe adjacent route.
FP 34X Minor Southern end of route is obstructed by new houses, but an alternative is available a few metres away.
FP 35 Minor Part of route on ground doesn't follow the Definitive Line.
FP 49 Minor Some cross-field sections not reinstated, but there's a path along the edge that isn't a significant deviation.

Hinderclay (Mid Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 1X Minor Path on ground followed field edge, rather than the definitive lines.
BY 10 Minor Modern track does not quite follow the definitive line in a couple of places. But the deviation is only minor. Suggest definitive line is updated.
FP 13 Minor Path on ground does not follow the definitive line. But deviations only minor.

Icklingham (West Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 3 Minor Fence across access land means path on ground deviates from Definitive Line in GIS data.

Lackford (West Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 1 Minor Definitive line SE of the church is obstructed, but easy enough to pick your own way through the woodland.

Moulton (West Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 15 Minor Appears to run through stable building.

Norton (Mid Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 10 Minor Path on ground does not follow the Definitive Line. NE leg not resinstated across field.
FP 11 Minor Path on ground does not follow the Definitive Line.
FP 17 Minor Route on ground does not quite follow the Definitive Line at the southern end.

Redgrave (Mid Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 17 Minor Definitive line probably usable at TM04637661, but alternative exists crossing boundary 40m to the east.
FP 18A Minor Route signed and reinstated on the ground is not quite on the Definitive Line.

Stuston (Mid Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 5 Minor Definitive line obstructed/not reinstated.

Walsham-le-Willows (Mid Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 9 Minor Route across field between TL99717102 and TL99997099 does not follow the Definitive Line. Signs on ground explicitly state that route is direct, contrary to the GIS data that follows the northern boundary.

Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford (Mid Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 34 Major Northern end obstructed by industrial buildings.

Wortham (Mid Suffolk)

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Type No. Severity Notes
FP 25 Minor Route available on ground does not match Definitive Line. Technically obstructed by hedge and ditch at S end, but easy to avoid with a detour of a few metres.