Rights of way improvement plan 2009 - 2019

We worked with a range of partners and landowners including the Environment Agency, the Rivers Authority, Associated British Ports, the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, the Ramblers Association, and consultations were held with local people in Hull, as part of the council’s Public Rights of Way Improvement Plan.

In 2009 Hull City Council published a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) outlining how we intended to manage and improve access to our rights of way network over the next ten years, this included  –

  • making sure all public rights of way are correctly and clearly signposted
  • removing all obstacles or obstructions which may be blocking public access to the routes
  • improving disabled access wherever possible
  • maintaining and improving the path surfaces, and trim back overgrowing vegetation or overhanging trees, to improve safety for all users
  • providing information and interpretation boards on selected routes - like those already in place at Victoria Dock, which tell of the unique maritime history of the area
  • producing a public rights of way map for people to use, and giving more information about rights of way through our website
  • promoting the health benefits of walking and cycling on the routes as a way of keeping fit and improving well being
  • carrying out a full inspection and audit of every public right of way in Hull to find out where improvement work is most needed

The improvement plan was developed through consultation involving members of the joint local access forum for Hull and East Yorkshire, statutory consultees, members of the public and other interested parties. This included our overview and scrutiny management commission, public rights of way task and finish group.

Access here to find out more about joint local access forum

The full improvement plan is available to download below -


The rights of way improvement plan refers to appendix A, which are maps of the existing public rights of way. These are available to download below -


The rights of way improvement plan refers to appendix B, which are comments on the right of way improvement plan and consultation feedback. This is available to download below -