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Dunnington Parish Council

Public Rights of Way

There are some six miles or so of public rights of ways (footpaths and bridleways) in the Parish, details of which can be found on the Footpaths map.

If you come across any problems with a public right of way such as damaged signs, blocked access or permanent flooding, to give some examples, you can report these to City of York Council on 01904 551550 or

Outstanding Matters

A Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO) is a process by which a claim can be made for an unrecorded right of way. Further details can be found on the GOV.UK website

As at December 2020 there are three outstanding DMMO’s which affect our Parish, albeit two of them are actually just in Kexby and Scoreby Parish, but will be of general interest to local residents.

Kexby and Scoreby Parish

DMMO 19 - Public Footpath Kexby 19:

DMMO 20 - Public Footpath Kexby 20:

Dunnington Parish

DMMO - Dunnington Footpath 7 to Common Road (awaiting consultation):

All these documents are in the public domain and can be found on the City of York Council website.

The DMMO Process

There is a due process to follow which could take at least two years to complete in circumstances where an objection is made in respect of any particular DMMO. Please use the following link to access the City of York Council DMMO Process document (PDF file).

Contact at City of York Council

If you would like to find out more about any aspect of public rights of ways and/or DMMOs you can contact Russell Varley, Definitive Map Officer, on 01904 553691 or or write to West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA.