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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 November 2020

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 November 2020

No alternative route

Betws yn Rhos

13

SH 87294 76894-

SH 87161 76918

Danger to public during construction works

Until February 2021

No alternative route

Conwy

50

SH 7698 7735 – SH 7719 7701

Danger to public during construction works

Until February 2021

No alternative route

Trefriw

46

SH 7488 6060 – SH 7606 6021

Danger to public during harvesting operations

Until February 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 March 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 December 2020

From Taylor Avenue following the ascending/descending ZIG/ZAG path

Betws-y-Coed

51, 52, 65

Footpath 51 SH 7729 5559 – SH 7755 5404, Footpath 52 SH 7837 5485 – SH 7754 5451, Footpath 65 SH 7830 5440 – SH 7753 5446

Danger to public during harvesting operations

Until December 2020

 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

Llandudno

21

SH 7687 8227 – SH 7626 8263

Danger to public 

Until 28 November 2020

No alternative route 

Trefriw

10

SH 7736 6359 – SH 7690 6306

Danger to public during essential maintenance works

Until 2 October 2020

No alternative route

 

Emergency closures

LocationRight of way NoGrid ReferencesReason for closureDatesAlternative route

Betws-y-Coed

19

7791 5687- 7802 5703

Danger to public

Undetermined

No alternative route

Betws-y-Coed

18

SH 7804 5674 -- SH 7797 5691

Danger to public

Undetermined

No alternative route

Trefriw

10 and 27

SH 7688 6311-- SH 7591 6265

Danger to public

Undetermined

No alternative route

Llangernyw

52

SH 8882 6642 -- SH 8870 6628

Danger to public

Undetermined

No alternative route

Capel Curig

18

 

SH 7310 5760 – SH 7309 -- 5757

Danger to public

Undetermined

No alternative route

Llansannan

56

SH 9079 6441 – SH 9097 6484

Danger to public

Undetermined

From Bont Garreg Bach along Bont-Garreg Road to the B5384

Capel Curig

26

SH 7562 5752 – SH7706 5787

Danger to public

Undetermined

No alternative route

Betws y Coed

31

SH 7854 5664 – SH 7800 5694

Danger to public

Undetermined

No alternative route

Eglwysbach

2

SH 8000 7144 – 8024 7101

Danger to public

Undetermined

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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