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OS Detailed Path Network support

A routable path and track network product, OS Detailed Path Network is designed for leisure web and mobile apps for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Getting started

The Detailed Path Network (DPN) is a digital representation of the roads, tracks and paths in the National Parks of Great Britain that the public may use to travel on and enjoy the great outdoors.

Product guide (PDF)

The product is designed to facilitate applications and services to provide routes for pedestrians, cyclists and horses being ridden, primarily for leisure purposes.

Product schema (XML)

The product schema for OS Detailed Path Networks.

Detailed Path Network FAQs

OS Detailed Path Network is available exclusively to OS Partners and developers. 

Technical specification (PDF)

The technical specification is included in the product guide for Detailed Path Network.


Key FeaturesWhat this product offers
Feature typesLink and node network – links show the general alignment of roads and paths, and nodes record their junctions.
AttributesNames, route usability, access rights and difficulty of route.
FormatsGML v3.2 simple features.
Update frequencyAnnually - October.
SupplyOnline download.
CoverageNational Parks of Great Britain: Lake District; Peak District; Snowdonia; Dartmoor; New Forest; Brecon Beacons; Yorkshire Dales; Cairngorms; Exmoor; Loch Lomond; North York Moors; Norfolk Broads; Northumberland; Pembrokeshire Coast; South Downs.
Map displaying OS Detailed Path Network

OS Detailed Path Network

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