Footpaths - responsibities and our area


Reporting problems - Follow this link to the report form.

Responsibilities - In broad terms, the responsibility for footpath stiles and gates lies with the landowner. The Highway Authority ie Gloucestershire County Council, is responsible for bridges over water courses and the surface of Public Rights of Way. Needless to say, walkers must respect property and shut gates. The entry point for resolving footpath problems is the Public Rights of Way team.

South Cotswolds covers a large area with 60 parishes, volunteers are always most welcome, perhaps to investigate problems or assist with path surveys.


Trail stretches up to the forest