Ceredigion Rights of Way Improvement Plan
Ceredigion County Council has produced a Rights of Way Improvement Plan has which has set out its vision for the public path network over the next 10 years.
The requirement to produce the Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) arises from the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
The network of public paths in Ceredigion – which total some 2500km in length – provides one of the main means by which people can access and enjoy the countryside. Rights of way are an essential part of the rural tourism product in Ceredigion and they also have a key role to play in health and well-being. At the same time the rights of way network is part of the local travel infrastructure, providing paths from people's homes to local facilities and places of work.
Rights of Way Improvement Plans are the prime means by which local authorities will identify, prioritise and plan for improvements to their local rights of way network – and in doing so make better provision for walkers, cyclists, equestrians and people with mobility problems. The Plan also takes account of the significant amount of new access land that has become available in Wales under the CROW Act.
ROWIP Assessments have also been produced by the County Council – these help underpin the plan and can be downloaded here:
The Strategic Context for the Management of Rights of Way [198kb]
The Definitive Map: Legal Definition of Public Rights of Way [117kb]
The Condition of the Public Rights of Way Network [153kb]
Management and Protection of Public Rights of Way [156kb]
User Needs Assessment [196kb]
Publicity and Promotion of Rights of Way [341kb]