Access To The Countryside

Local Rights of Way

Local Footpath SignsThere are plenty of local footpaths where rights of way provide public access.

A definitive map is held by the County Council but this map provides an approximate definition of the various footpaths and bridleways open around the village.

Woodford Halse Rights of Way

Zoom in or out or drag the mouse with your cursor to find the place you need.

The web site Footpath Maps also provides a guid etyo local rights of way. Here is the map for around Woodford.

Each year the Footpath Warden provides a report on the state of local footpaths for the Parish Council. Here is the most recent one: Footpath Warden’s Report 2020

Worried About Local Rights of Way?

Our local footpath warden is Kerry Simmonds (email: One of his predecessors, Joe Pitt, compiled a series of suggestions for local walks which you can find on our Woodford Walks page.

The Countryside Code

Countryside Code LogoRemember, when you are walking in the fields around Woodford, the land and livestock is our farmers’ livelihood.

Please enjoy the countryside responsibly and follow the Countryside Code. You can read the Code on-line here (opens in a new window) or you can download a two page leaflet to print and read .