In the Doncaster Borough there are over 500 kilometres (300 miles) of public footpaths, bridleways and byways on 598 separate routes, ranging in length from a few metres to over three kilometres (2 miles) and in character from completely urban to entirely rural.
The Explorer series of maps from the Ordnance Survey carries rights of way information that is up to date when the map is published. Explorer 279 covers the majority of the Doncaster area.
For a range of reasons it may be thought necessary or desirable to make changes to the existing rights of way network. Possible reasons include recognising public rights on previously unrecorded Public Rights of Way, requests to divert an existing Right of Way to enable development or improve land management, changing the status of a route (from footpath to bridleway for instance) or, very rarely, to extinguish a right of way.