Public rights of way latest news

Keep up to date with the latest news in the Rights of Way Team here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Accessing the outdoors and exercising in green spaces is very important for people's health at the moment. If you choose to do so it is important that you follow the Government guidance on accessing green spaces safely and also the updated Countryside Code:

Website: Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice on accessing green spaces safely from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

Download: The Countryside Code (PDF)

Please note during this time the Public Rights of Way Team may have limited capacity. If you encounter issues on the network please report these via the online reporting system- please include photos with reports where possible. 

Millennium Way Gate Project

Millennium Way Gate Project


We have just completed a project in conjunction with Vale Landscape Heritage Trust (VLHT) and the Solihull 41 Club to replace 6 stiles with new gates on the Millennium Way and its associated circulars. The project has been funded by VLHT as part of Landfill Communities Fund. The Millennium Way is managed by the Solihull 41 Club. WCC PRoW Team have done the landowner negotiations and arranged installation of the gates. The project has improved access along the Millennium Way and its circulars as well as improving access in the local areas where the gates are located.


There are currently a small number of path closures across the county, particularly affecting paths around the river Severn in Worcester. For more details on these, and to see alternative routes, please visit our interactive map (link opens in a new window) and select the closures layer. Users should take note of the signage present on each of the closure sites.

The Northwick Manor Heritage Trail and the riverside path at Diglis currently have path closures affecting them for the Unlocking the Severn project (link opens in a new window). If you have any queries relating to these works please call: 03030 40 40 40, or for out of hours emergencies please use: 0800 4799947.

There are also path closures in place in the parishes of Powick, Kempsey and St Peter the Great for the Southern Link Road Phase 4 project.

Further details on Southern Link Road Phase 4

Flood Damage

As a result of the recent flooding, there may be some disruption to the network. We are not aware of the full extent of the damage yet so please bear with us over the coming weeks while we try to resolve these issues.