Countryside Access

Public Rights of Way

People walking in a field

Under the Access to the Countryside (NI) Order 1983, all councils in Northern Ireland have a duty to “assert, protect, keep open and free from obstruction any public right of way".

 In line with Councils policy, investigating officers welcome the submission of any relevant information or evidence as part of these investigations.

To submit evidence please download the Investigation Evidence Form and complete as much information as possible before returning to the Outdoor Recreation team.

If you are submitting additional documents as part of this evidence, please also download and complete the Documentary Evidence form detailing all the documents you are submitting.

If you have difficulty downloading or completing any of the attached forms, please contact the Outdoor Recreation team.

Read our Public Right of Way Policy


Current investigations

No current investigations are running. 

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Closed investigations

Laneway adjacent to 6 Island Park, Greenisland 

Council's investigation was carried out in accordance with The Access to The Countryside (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 into the status of the path adjacent to 6 Island Park, Greenisland.

The land over which the path runs is in private ownership and is not a Public Right of Way.

Council have decided that they are unable to assert this Path as a Public Right of Way based on the evidence available. This decision was reached after consultation with local residents, landowners and legal advisors.

Accordingly, Council have no Statutory interest or responsibility for the Path or its condition.


For more information or to return completed forms, you can contact Parks & Open Spaces at

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Parks and Open Spaces
Museum and Civic Centre
11 Antrim Street
Carrickfergus
BT38 7DG

T: 028 9335 8271 

E: outdoor.recreation@midandeastantrim.gov.uk