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 highways only).
- Walkers are allowed to take dogs on Public Rights of Way, 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 constitutes trespassing.
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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