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Hertfordshire rights of way map

Over 2,000 miles of Hertfordshire's public countryside footpaths, bridleways and byways are now available on Google maps.

Launched this month, the new tool – believed to be one of the first developed in the country - means the map can be loaded onto a smartphone, making it easier for users to follow their position on the map as they go.

Developed by Hertfordshire County Council's Countryside and Rights of Way staff, along with colleagues in the Web Team, this innovation will make the county's rights of way much more accessible and help promote them to new digital audiences.

Councillor Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "As well as being a valuable tool to promote Hertfordshire's network of over 2,000 miles of rights of way, this new map supports the goals of the new Local Transport Plan with its emphasis on active travel.

"It is also intended to encourage more people to get out and active in the countryside, improving health and wellbeing.

Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:13 by Claire Graham

Tags: Leisure