Footpaths (Rights of Way)
Leicestershire County Council is the responsible authority for the Rights of Way network
The Ramblers association provides useful guidance on this:
The definitive map is the official record of the public's rights of way in an area. Just like the deeds to a house prove who the owner is, the definitive map proves that the public has a right to use the paths which are shown on it.
By claiming a right of way we mean getting it recorded on the definitive map. Once a right of way is on the definitive map it's easier to protect it and ensure it can be enjoyed by walkers.
- See more at: www.ramblers.org.uk