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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
Betws y Coed
FPs 3 and 12

FP 3 SH 7842 5849 – SH 7897 5840
FP 12 SH 7854 5838 – SH 7895 5805

Danger to public during tree felling Until 28 March 2023 No alternative routes
Betws y Coed
FPs 18 and 19

FP 18 SH 7797 5691 – 7803 5674FP 19 SH 7800 5694 – SH 7792 5686

Danger to public during tree felling Until 28 March2023 No alternative routes
Betws y Coed
FPs 32 and 36

FP 32 SH 7609 5741 – SH 7692 5691

FP 36 SH 7694 5673 – SH 7686 5694

Danger to public during tree felling operations Until April 2023 Use alternative forest tracks
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
Deganwy/Conwy 73 SH 7862 7849 – SH 7862 7846 Danger to public Until 15 June 2023 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 29 May 2023 Route along Clark Street remains open
Dolgarrog FP 10 SH 7663 6589 – SH 7671 6578 Danger to public due to damaged bridge Until 21 June 2023 No alternative route
Eglwysbach 34 SH 8119 6667- SH 8152 6752 Danger to public Until February 2023 No alternative route
Llanfihangel FP 6 SH 9871 5097 – SH 9881 5128 Danger to public due to bridge in need of repair Until 24 May 2023 No alternative route
Trefriw FP 2, 3 SH 7671 6577 – SH 7686 6556 Danger to public due to damaged bridge Until 21 June 2023 No alternative route
Trefriw FP 50 SH 7724 5929 – SH 7756 5913 Danger to public during tree felling Until 28 March 2023 No alternative routes

 

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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