Contacting Public Rights of Way

Legal orders team

Three Definitive Map Officers and three Public Path Orders Officers deal with Definitive Map enquiries, Definitive Map Modification Orders, Public Path Orders and temporary closures.

Definitive Maps and Statements of Cheshire East's Public Rights of Way are available for public inspection at the team's office during normal office hours. If you wish to see the Map, please contact the team beforehand. Copies of Public Path Orders and Definitive Map Modification Orders - both current and past - can also be made available.

Network management and enforcement team

This team deals with the day to day management of the Public Rights of Way network. There is a team of three Network Management and Enforcement Officers for the borough, each covering an area of the 1946km network.

Countryside access

The Countryside Access Development Officer is responsible for the Rights of Way Improvement Plan and works on projects to promote and improve access to the countryside.

Contact us

Before contacting us about a specific Public Right of Way, it would help us to provide a quicker response if you provide a path reference parish and number and an 8 or 12 figure grid reference, which you can obtain via the Interactive map - right click (or press and hold on a touch screen device) to obtain grid reference and copy the ‘Easting’ and ‘Northing’ figures.

Here’s how you can contact the team

  • Online problem report form
  • Email:
  • Post: Public Rights of Way Team, Cheshire East Council, Municipal Buildings c/o Delamere House, Delamere Street, Crewe, CW1 2LL. Please note that the office is not occupied daily so there may be a delay before any post can be received and responded to.
  • Phone: 01270 686029 - please leave a message with full details of your enquiry along with your name and phone number.

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Page last reviewed: 19 October 2023