Evaluation of the potential to develop a national Public Rights of Way digital dataset

No collated national dataset of rights of way exists, which limits the ability to integrate Rights of Way and access into other strategic national programmes. This programme evaluated the scope, technical issues and cost of creating such a dataset for Eng

The Rural Development Service of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) requires a nationally available dataset of rights of way in order to allocate rural support for recreational provision. GeoData has evaluated the technical options for developing a consistent dataset across England. Despite the existing data holdings within Local authorities there is still no nationally available spatial dataset.