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Gloucestershire County Council are responsible for the definitive footpath network and public rights of way.

Public Rights of Way map

All Public Right of Way (PROW) enquiries should be directed to Gloucestershire County Council, with the exception of applications to divert footpaths to allow development that has been granted planning consent to take place.  

Apply to divert a footpath

To apply fill out the application form and the acceptance of costs and return it by email to or by post to Local Plan Team, Forest of Dean District Council, High Street, Coleford, GL16 8HG.

Public Path Applications


Bulley Lane, Churcham Footpath DCH3

Longhope Footpath No DLH 39 (Part)

Lydney, Rodley Manor

Maidenham, Woodside, Woolaston FWO9

Nags Head Cottages Longhope DLH17

Staunton Footpath RST number 19 

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