Public rights of way: the law on unrecorded historic rights of way


This Business Guide provides a summary on the law relating to unrecorded public rights of way (“PRoW”) being reinstated where there is historic evidence of a public route.

It also sets out the application procedure, and the evidence you would usually look at in order to object to a PRoW being reinstated.

For information about new PRoW being created based on the public’s long use, please see Business Guide 401: “Public Rights of Way: preventing new rights of way arising through long use”.