Rights of way map

You can view a map of public rights of way. This map is not the legal record of public rights of way but can be used for leisure purposes.

The legal position and status of every public right of way in Kent are shown on a map called the definitive map. The routes are also listed and described on the definitive statement.

The map and statement prove that a public right of way exists and tell you whether you can use a route and if there are any restrictions.

You can view the map and statement at Invicta House, County Hall, Maidstone on Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm. To arrange a viewing, call 03000 41 11 01. Please book a week in advance.

Please note that only the map and statement held at Invicta House, Maidstone will reflect all of the most recent changes to public rights of way in Kent. However, copies of the definitive map and statement for the whole of Kent are available to view at the following libraries:

All commercial CON29 requests are carried out by the district councils in Kent. Contact details of district councils can be found here.

Carry out a personal search

The following information is available and accessible under the Environmental Information Regulations:

  • View the definitive map and statement at Invicta House, County Hall, Maidstone. This is the legal record of public rights of way.
  • View the schedule of applications to divert the PROW network. Please note: this schedule is updated on a periodic
    basis and so it may not reflect the most recent applications. The date it was last updated can be found in the top left
    hand corner of the document.
  • View the list of current applications to alter or modify the PROW network. Please note: this schedule is updated periodically and so it may not reflect the most recent applications. The date that the document was last updated can be found in the top left hand corner of the first page.
  • View a register of declarations protecting land against new public rights of way or village greens.

If you would like KCC to carry out a search, on your behalf, then you can send your request, together with full details and a plan of the property, to us. Details of charges can be found in the asset register in our publication scheme.

Where to send your application

PROW & Access Service
Invicta House
Sessions Square
Maidstone
ME14 1XX
land.searches@kent.gov.uk

How long it takes

  • Standard search – less than 5 days (unless made under the Environmental Information Regulations)
  • Urgent search – same day. Please contact us before applying.

Other information, which may be of interest, can be found by following the links below: