How are footpaths marked on os maps?

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Tony Klein asked a question: How are footpaths marked on os maps?
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Date created: Wed, Jun 2, 2021 11:42 AM
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Footpath. The green dashed line (on OS Explorer maps) or pink dashed line (on OS Landranger maps) are footpaths with a public right of way. They are legally protected routes that the public may use by foot… Footpaths are usually signposted with yellow or green arrows.

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Footpaths are marked on Ordnance Survey maps in various colours. On a 1:25 000 scale OS Explorer map the public rights of way are marked in green and on a 1:50 000 scale OS Landranger map they are marked in magenta. On the ground a footpath can vary from as wide as a road down to a narrow squeeze, even changing throughout the year as vegetation grows and dies back.

Footpaths are usually signposted with yellow or green arrows.

Ordnance Survey Map Symbols | Footpaths.

Sometimes permissive footpaths or permissive bridleways are marked with signposts but often the only way you’ll know you’re on a one is by spotting its orange dotted line on an Ordnance Survey map. A permissive footpath or bridleway is not a right of way but is there because the land owner has given permission for you to cross their land.

Footpaths are only visible on Ordnance Survey maps at zoom level 7 or 8, this is out of our control and is the only footpath information OS supply. If the map is blank it could be that we have reached our allocation of display tiles for the day, apologies for this please come back tomorrow.

Sometimes you’ll see one section of Roman road marked, but then the modern road curves away elsewhere. Look on the map to see if you can trace the original route of the Roman road – it’s sometimes preserved in field boundaries, minor roads, footpaths or parish boundaries. You may be able to trace it to another section of marked ROMAN ROAD.

This green line marches across OS maps and marks your right of way across country. Specifically, all public rights of way (like footpaths, bridleways etc) are marked using variations of the green dashed line. Waymarked trails are marked in a similar way with green diamonds.

Map link; the symbols column has a map extract showing an area of conifer woodland with access. Symbols for conifer, deciduous, coppice or a mixture can be shown within an access land boundary. Access land in woodland area. Map link; the symbols column has the tint as shown in the key to the map.

On the OS Leisure Maps, ensure you are zoomed in to the 1:25k scale mapping - the orange section of the zoom bar. The snap to path icon (magnet) in the tool bar will change to blue to show it is active.

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