| Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) – a highway available to all users including by mechanically propelled vehicles, but mainly used by pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists.
| Carriage road bridlepath – as CRF but also with public equestrian usage.
| Carriage road footpath – A non-statutory term used during the compilation of the first definitive maps for some routes that were intended to be recorded as RUPPs - to describe a route that was considered to carry vehicles but in actual fact used mainly by the public as a footpath.
| Definitive Map
| A statutory document that records the position of all public rights of way within the county. The definitive map is considered conclusive evidence of the existence and status of a right of way in a court of law and any changes to it must go through due legal process.
| Definitive Map Modification Order – legal order which changes the definitive map and statement following the production of evidence to demonstrate it is in error or incomplete. Statutory duty.
| Definitive Statement
| The statutory document which accompanies the definitive map and sets out the extent of and limitations on rights of way recorded on the definitive map.
| Green Lane
| A descriptive term used to describe many un-sealed routes (with or without a stone surface). “Green lane” has no legal significance and it cannot be assumed that these routes carry vehicular or indeed any other public rights.
| Institute of Public Rights of Way and Access Management A professional body representing public rights of way officers and those with an interest in public rights of way.
| Public Path Order- A legal order which changes the definitive map and statement following a request from the landowner or the local authority based on landowner and public interest.
| Private Road
| A route over which there are no highway rights. (Often used incorrectly on signs on access tracks or drives to property that also form part of a Public Footpath or Bridleway.)
| Private Street
| A highway that is not publicly maintainable.
| Public footpath
| Route that can be used by pedestrians. (Often confused with Footway which is a pavement)
| Quiet Lanes
| A non-statutory designation used to describe roads with little vehicular traffic.
| Restricted Byway
| A route that can be used by carriage drivers, horse riders, cyclists and pedestrians but not by mechanically propelled vehicles.
| Rights of Way Improvement Plan – A statutory strategic public rights of way document produced in 2007 and due for review in 2011
| Roads Used as Public Paths. - A type of highway recorded on the original definitive map. The right of the public over RUPPs was unclear and remaining RUPPs were reclassified as restricted byways in 2006.
| “Without prejudice to higher rights”
| A commonly used phrase reflecting the legal position that the depiction of, for instance a footpath, on the definitive map, is not conclusive evidence that there are not currently unrecorded higher rights. (bridleway or byway) (see modification orders)