A right of way is a path that anyone has the legal right to use on foot, and sometimes using other modes of transport.
- Public footpaths are open only to walkers
- Public bridleways are open to walkers, horse-riders and pedal cyclists
- Restricted byways are open to walkers, horse-riders, and drivers/riders of non-motorised vehicles (such as horse-drawn carriages and pedal cycles)
- Byways Open to All Traffic (BOATs) are open to all classes of traffic including motor vehicles, though they may not be maintained to the same standard as ordinary roads