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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 our Mochdre Offices

LocationRight of way NoGrid ReferencesReason for closureDatesAlternative route
Deganwy/Conwy 73 SH 7862 7849 – SH 7862 7846 Danger to public Until May 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 May  2021 No alternative route
Betws yn Rhos 13

SH 87294 76894-

SH 87161 76918

Danger to public during construction works Until August 2021 No alternative route
Conwy 50 SH 7698 7735 - SH 7696 7715 Danger to public during construction works Until July 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 September 2021 No alternative route
Betws-y-Coed 17, 19, 31 FP 17 SH 7803 5704 – SH 7761 5778, FP 19 SH 7800 5694 – 7803 5704, FP 31 SH 7825 5676 - SH 7800 5694 Danger to public during harvesting operations  Until April 2021  No alternative route
Trefriw 35  SH 7386 6068 – SH 7419 6164 Danger to public during harvesting operations  Until April 2021 No alternative route
Betws y Coed 33, 34, 35, 37 FP 33 SH 7714 5755 – 7779 5684, FP 34, SH 7745 5713 – 7695 5673, FP 35 SH 7758 5710 – 7721 5684, FP 37 SH 7725 5640 – 7728 5674 Due to harvesting operations Until end of July 2021  
Llysfaen 31, 32 FP 31 SH 9013 7633 -9077 7612, FP 32 SH 9013 7633 – 9091 7632   Until April 2021  
Trefriw 51, 52

FP 51: SH 7894 6092 – 7949 6084

FP 52: SH 7907 6094 – 7927 6074
Danger to public during harvesting operations  Until April 2021 No alternative route
Bro Garmon 29 SH 8204 5966 – 8203 5943   Until April 2021 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 at our Mochdre Offices, 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 Mochdre offices

 

Recent Orders

 

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