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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

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
Bro Garmon/Betws y Coed
FP 58 (Sappers Bridge)

SH 7983 5648 – SH 7959 5652

Danger to public due to bridge deck in need of repair Until February 2023 No alternative route
Bro Machno 7, 8, 15

FP 7 SH 8023 5273 – SH 8008 5240

FP 8 SH 7955 5232 – SH 7943 5184

FP 15 SH 8037 5259 -  SH 7968 5196

Danger to public during felling of diseased trees  Until 4 January 2023  No alternative route
Caerhun 75 SH 7599 6871 – SH 7611 6873 Danger to public due to damaged bridge Until 25 October 2022 No alternative route
Conwy 26 SH 7969 7869 – SH 8014 7909 Danger to public due to maintenance of storm storage and reservoir embankment Until 9 November 2022 Marl Lane, Galchog Road, Skerryvore Road
Deganwy/Conwy 73 SH 7862 7849 – SH 7862 7846 Danger to public Until 15 December 2022 From cycle/coast path over level crossing at Conwy Quay Marina to Station Road
Dolgarrog 04 SH 7691 6731 – SH 7655 6718 Zig Zag path from Tayler Avenue Danger to public due to trees and boulders on steep slopes Until February 2023 No alternative route
Dolgarrog 09 SH 7739 6633 – SH 7794 6677 Danger to public during works associated with the Dolgarrog pipe bridge Until November 30th Route along Clark Street remains open
Eglwysbach 34 SH 8119 6667- SH 8152 6752 Danger to public Until February 2023 No alternative route
Llanfairfechan FP 01a SH 6763 7518 – SH 6673 7480 Danger to public due to undermined path from coastal erosion Until February 2023  
Llangernyw FP 50 SH 8835 6666 – SH 8817 6676 Danger due to land collapse Until 16 November 2022 No alternative routes
Llangwm FP 12

SH 9365 4623 – SH9376 4553

Danger to public due to construction work Until October 2022 

Along county road 

Trefriw 6, 7, 11, 12,13,14,15,19

SH 7769 6571 Coed Creigiau

Danger to public during tree felling Until 4 September 2022

No alternative route


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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