Public Rights of Way (PROWs)
There are 316km of Public Rights of Way on the Island.
Public Rights of Way are routes where the public have a right to pass and re-pass. Depending on whether this is a footpath, cycle-path or bridle-path will depend on the legal right of various users along the PROW.
- Bicycles and horses should not be taken onto public footpaths
- Horses should not be taken onto cycle-paths
- Horses can be led or ridden along bridle-paths (traps and carriages must be used on carriageways only - not the PROW network)
- Walkers are allowed to take dogs on almost all Public Rights of Way (there are some exceptions which are clearly signposted), but they must be kept under close control (either on a lead, walking to heel or demonstrating excellent recall)
- The right of passage is along the PROW only. Many PROWs cross private land and deviation from a PROW will negate any rights to pass and re-pass
PROWs are defined on the definitive map (which can be found using the 'PROW map' button below. As these constitute legal rights for people PROWs can only be changed or diverted through an order of Tynwald following public consultation. PROWs cannot be extinguished through lack of use. Please use the button below to see any orders affecting the PROW network.
Department of Infrastructure
Isle of Man IM1 2RF
+44 1624 850000
PROWs on the Isle of Man
- The Millenium Way - 26 Miles - Sky Hill to Castle Rushen
- Bayr Ny Skeddan - 14 Miles - between Castletown and Peel
- Raad ny Foillan - 96 Miles - coastal footpath waymarked with a blue sign showing a gull in flight
- The Heritage Trail - 26 Miles - Douglas to Peel, St John's to Sulby and Southwards to Foxdale
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