Definitive Map

Public rights of way

The Definitive Map is the legal record of all public rights of way. The maps for our area are available to download below, along with any modification orders (DMMOs). These DMMOs bring the maps up-to-date.

To use the map below, click on the grey stack in the top right hand corner of the map and it brings up some options. The default map is the Definitive Map for North Lincolnshire. If you tick the box for ‘public rights of way’ these will be displayed on the map. If you click ‘modification order’ these will appear as red dots on the map and if you click on the red dot it brings up a list of any modification orders relating to that right of way.


  • purple – indicates a footpath
  • solid green – indicates a bridleway
  • broken green – road used as public path (superseded – now either restricted byway or byway open to all traffic).

Anyone can apply to us for the making of a modification order if you believe that the definitive map or statement is incorrect.

There are three forms of wording which must be used:

  1. Schedule 7 [PDF, 10Kb] – to be served on the council.
  2. Schedule 8 [PDF, 9Kb] – to be served on all affected owners and occupiers of the land.
  3. Schedule 9 [PDF, 9Kb] – to be sent to the council when notice has been served on all affected owners and occupiers.

Any notice or other document to be served must be done by:

  • Hand delivering it at the usual or last known home of the affected landowner
  • Recorded delivery to their usual or last known home address
  • In the case of an incorporated company, by hand or recorded delivery to the secretary or clerk at their registered or principal office

The application must also include:

  • A map at not less than 1:25,000 scale showing the claimed route
  • Copies of documentary evidence that is submitted in support of the application
  • Completed witness evidence forms [PDF, 21Kb]

Current applications