Footpath 25 Scotch Pastures: Planning Inspectorate inquiry

Footpath 25 (Scotch Pastures) Castle Hedingham Public Path Diversion Order 2022: Following the Public Inquiry held on 5th & 6th March 2024, the decision has now been published dated 24th April 2024. The Planning Inspector  concluded that the Order should not be confirmed.  The full decision notice is here:  Order Decision ROW/3316971

Public Rights of Way: Essex County Council is the responsible authority and a range of information including a digital interactive map can be found on their website Problems on public rights of way can be reported online to Essex Highways at

Parish Footpath Map: Our Castle Hedingham Footpath map can be downloaded here. Printed copies are also available free of charge from Castle Hedingham Village Shop.

Footpath Maintenance: Our Parish Council Village Maintenance operatives help maintain some of the footpaths in and around the village. Some  issues may be the responsibility of the landowner or of Essex Public Rights of Way team.  If you wish to report a problem to the Parish Council, please contact the Parish Clerk on 07845 056597 or at stating the exact location and the Footpath number from the footpath map