The countryside and coast have something for everyone - walks, sailing and water sports, cycle routes, picnic areas, and an expansive range of natural beauty and wildlife just waiting to be explored.
Conwy County Borough is an area of outstanding landscapes ranging from wide sandy beaches and coastal headlands to sheltered valleys, open moors and rugged mountains containing rivers, lakes and forests.
Over a third of the County Borough is within the Snowdonia National Park.
Our Countryside Service promotes the conservation, understanding and enjoyment of our natural environment. We organise conservation and recreational events, manage countryside sites and nature reserves, and develop projects and strategies with partner organisations to help enhance our countryside.
Responsibilities of this section cover the management, supervision and control of all leisure and tourist use of the beaches, promenades and foreshore along the entire coastline of the County, including both water and shore-based activities.
Public rights of way are ways over which the public has the right to pass. The council maintains the register of rights of way, and is also responsible for approving changes to public footpaths, bridleways and by-ways.
The RSPB reserve is situated in the coastal lagoons and grassland alongside the Conwy estuary with spectacular views of Snowdonia. Waders and wildfowl are the main interest but well over 200 species have been recorded at this exciting reserve.
Snowdonia National Park covers 823 square miles of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in North Wales. It is an area where people live and work but also where thousands come to relax and enjoy a wide range of leisure activities.