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Public Rights of Way


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Information on 1700km of public rights of way, including path closures
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If you have concerns about misuse of a public right of way on your land or near your property, please contact erf@conwy.gov.uk.

We are responsible for approximately 1700km of public rights of way:

  • Footpaths – on foot only
  • Bridleways – horses, bicycles and on foot.
  • Restricted Byway – non-mechanically propelled vehicles such as horse and cart, horses, bicycles and on foot.
  • Byway – vehicles, horses, bicycles and on foot

Dogs and pushchairs are considered usual accompaniments on public rights of way. Dogs must be kept on a lead or under close control and must not stray away from the paths.

The county is covered by 4 OS explorer maps which indicate the rights of way.

  • OL17 Snowdon/Conwy Valley
  • OL18 Harlech/Porthmadog & Bala
  • 255 Llangollen & Berwyn
  • 264 Vale of Clwyd

Current temporary path closures

If you would like to view any of these legal orders, please contact Environment, Roads and Facilities.

LocationRight of way NoGrid ReferencesReason for closureDatesAlternative route
Deganwy/Conwy 73 SH 7862 7849 – SH 7862 7846 Danger to public Until 7th November 2021 From cycle/coast path over level crossing at Conwy Quay Marina to Station Road
Eglwysbach 34 SH 8119 6667- SH 8152 6752 Danger to public Until 29th November 2021 No alternative route
Betws yn Rhos 13 SH 87294 76894- SH 87161 76918 Danger to public during construction works Until 28th August 2021 No alternative route
Conwy 50 SH 7698 7735 - SH 7696 7715 Danger to public during construction works Until 2nd August 2021 No alternative route
Penmachno 75, 76, 77 Footpath 75, SH 7655 4934 – 7545 4756. Footpath 76, 7646 4855 – 7557 4839. Footpath 77, SH 7655 4829 – 7621 4820 Danger to public during harvesting operations  Until 6th September 2021 No alternative route
Trefriw 35 SH 7386 6068 – SH 7419 6164 Danger to public during harvesting operations  Until 13 November 2021 No alternative route
Dolgarrog 3a, 3b and 4 Footpath 3a, SH 7688 6760 – SH 7674 6726, Footpath 3b SH 7688 6760 – SH 7674 6726, Footpath 4, SH 7690 6731- -SH 7674 6726 Danger to public during Essential pipe maintenance works Until 23 November 2021 From Taylor Avenue following the ascending/descending ZIG/ZAG path
Bro Garmon 7, 8 FP 7, SH 7918 5336 – SH 8038 5293, FP 8, SH 8044 5317 – SH 7984 5322 Danger to public during harvesting operations Until 26 October 2021 No alternative routes
Footpath 81 Bro MachnoBridleway 28 Dolwyddelan FP 81 Brw 28 FP 81, SH 7336 4699 – SH 7359 4778Brw 28, SH 7359 4778 – SH 7370 4854 Danger to public during harvesting operations Until 10th November 2021 No alternative routes
Llangernyw FP 50 SH 8835 6666 – SH 8817 6676 Danger due to land collapse Until 30 January 2022 No alternative routes
Llansannan FP 14 SH 7304 6593 – SH 9220 6663 Danger due to land collapse Until 19 January 2022 No alternative routes
Betws-y-Coed FP 28 SH 7941 5661 – SH 7963 5710 Danger during works on viaduct Until 19 January 2022 No alternative routes
Conwy FP 67 SH 7719 7878 – SH 7667 7918 Major sporting event From 20 August 2021– 28 August 2021 From Beacons Way along footpath No 66 

 

 

Landowners & Occupiers

We have a legal duty to maintain free passage along rights of way.

Occasionally this may involve serving notices on landowners or occupiers to remove obstructions. We prefer to work in partnership with landowners and occupiers to resolve these issues in a timely manner.

How we can help:

  • offer advice on the route of a right of way

  • arrange on site meetings to discuss any issues

  • provide waymarkers and signage to keep users on the correct route

  • permit and provide stiles and gates along the route, if you agree to maintain them to a suitable standard

Register of Landowners Declarations and Deposits under S 31(6) Highways Act 1980

Definitive Map & Statement

The Definitive Map and Statement is the legal record of the public rights of way network. If you would like to view this, please contact us.

The Definitive Map and Statement can only be amended by a legal order.

  • Public Path Orders create, divert or remove a public right of way under the Highways Act 1980 or the Town & Country Planning Act 1990

  • Definitive Map Modification Orders amend the Map and Statement by adding, removing or changing the status of routes based on evidence, under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981

  • Other Orders temporarily close or divert routes affected by work or where damage on a route poses a danger to the public, under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

To apply for any of these legal orders please contact our contact Environment, Roads and Facilities.

 

Recent Orders

 

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