Lost Historic ‘Rights of Way’

It has been brought to our attention that as of 2026 any historic footpaths, rights of way or ancient lanes that are not on Oxfordshire County Councils ‘Definitive Maps’ will be lost, forever. 

Members of the public are being invited to get involved by checking routes and then applying to Oxfordshire County Council to have them added to the Definitive Map by way of a Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO).

The Open Spaces Society are running two FREE training days to help people get started. 
So if you are a cyclist enthusiast, a local historian, or a walker and fancy getting involved you can book your FREE place by contacting Hannah Marsh by calling 02476 840720 or by emailing – hannah.marsh@bhs.org.uk

For further information please see the attached poster below –