Rights of Way

The footpaths, bridleways and byways of Milton Keynes
Montage of people on paths and bridleways.

Milton Keynes may be known as the 'City of the Car' but there are hundreds of miles of footpaths, bridleways and byways, known as public rights of way, to explore. Please use and enjoy the these urban and rural routes across Milton Keynes.

The council is responsible for maintaining 776 public rights of way covering 550km. That includes:

  • 356km of public footpaths
  • 192km of public bridleways
  • 1km of byways, open to all traffic

The council will do its best (PDF, 156KB) to maintain and protect these routes, but remember both landowners and the public have both rights and responsibilities (PDF, 193KB) to ensure the countryside remains welcome to all.