Know the signs and symbols of the countryside
A yellow arrow
A right of way for walkers and mobility aid users.
A purple arrow
A right of way for walkers, mobility aid users, cyclists, horse-riders and horse-drawn vehicles only.
An acorn symbol
National Trail, created for walking, with horse-riding and cycling possible on some trails. Users with limited mobility can visit the National Trail website to check trail suitability. This website also contains maps, trip planning tools and information on trail diversions. This symbol marks 16 long-distance routes in England and Wales including the England Coast Path.
A blue arrow
A right of way for walkers, mobility aid users, horse-riders and cyclists.
A red arrow
Byway open to all traffic
Byway open to all traffic, a right of way for all users including motorised vehicles.
Person walking over hills
You can explore away from paths. This includes many areas of:
- coastal margin
- registered common land
Check the Open Access website for maps, information and any access restrictions.