Protect your land against new rights of way and greens

You can protect your land from new public rights of way or greens by making it clear to the public that they have no right to cross or be on your land.

Action may include:

  • putting up carefully worded notices
  • locking a gate at least once a year
  • challenging people using your land and making a note of dates, times and names if possible
  • depositing a statement, map and declaration with us.

Find out your rights and responsibilities.

Deposit a statement and map

Depositing a statement and map means you're letting us know about existing public rights of way across your land and declaring you have no intention to dedicate any further routes to the public.

Download the guidance notes and application form (PDF, 305.9 KB).

We’ll process your deposit within 28 days. We then keep your information in a public deposits register, which you need to update every 10 years.

Advice about making a deposit

Please call us on 03000 41 71 71 or email for advice about making a deposit.

See what deposits have been made

The register of deposits shows you all the deposits that have been made, showing the public rights of way that landowners recognise on their land.