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Rights of Way


For news about the application to open Pinford Lane as a public bridleway please see the News section or DMMOs on the Rights of Way drop down menu above.

Summer 2023: We are looking for a new Rights of Way Liaison Officer for Castleton.

After many years service, Jim Hart the RoWLO for Castleton has stood down. We are now looking for a replacement volunteer. Anyone who enjoys walking and would be interested in working with the parish council and Dorset Rangers Department to keep our footpaths and bridleways open and accessible, please get in touch. Reporting problems on the Dorset Council website or contacting the parish council or Dorset Rangers to let them know about issues plays an important part in keeping the network of paths in good condition. 

There is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways in the parishes of Castleton, Goathill, Oborne and Poyntington.

The Parish Council would like to acknowledge the work of Dorset County Council and other bodies in maintaining in good condition the network of paths and tracks across Dorset, and especially in this part of the county.

We are also fortunate in our local footpaths officers, or rights of way liaison officers, as they are officially known. Jim Hart for Castleton and John Keeling for Poyntington have been caring for the paths in their own parishes for several years. Councillor Greg Kellaway has recently taken on the job in Oborne. The Parish Council is grateful for all their hard work.

All the rights of way in Dorset can be seen on the Dorset Explorer interactive map:

Further information, including a form to report network problems, can be found on the Dorset Councils website: