In the Doncaster Borough there are over 500 kilometres (300 miles) of public footpaths, bridleways and byways on 591 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 and was last published in September 2011.
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 claims for a new Right of Way, requests to divert an existing Right of Way, changing the status of a route (from footpath to bridleway for instance) or, rarely, to extinguish a Right of Way.