Walkers with a path sign

  • had enough of overgrown stretches on footpaths?
  • fed up of gates not opening, and over grown styles?
  • do you have interest in the countryside, walking, riding or cycling?
  • do you have a favourite path you tend to use regularly?

If so the adopt a path scheme may be of interest to you!

Right of way in Ceredigion

Ceredigion Council’s Coast and Countryside department manage over 2500 km of public footpaths within the county. The path network include public footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways. The path networks go through several different land areas, such as the highlands of Tregaron and Cwm Rheidol to some of the agricultural fields of lowland southern Ceredigion. Some footpaths also run parallel to the River Teifi and its diverse native woodlands. There is an option for everyone, whatever interests you!

Potential Personal Health Benefits

Walking is one of the simplest forms of exercise and getting active. By cycling, walking, riding and maintaining the footpath network, you could easily achieve your 150 minute of recommended weekly physical activity. This has numerous benefits for personal health.

By getting involved you could also be helping your local community.

Group of walkers inspecting a footpath

  • walking footpaths or bridleways regularly to help record any access issues such as broken gates, stiles, obstructions etc.
  • helping with minor maintenance work such as cutting back encroaching vegetation, greasing gates, litter picking, clearing culverts, putting up way marker discs
  • keep records of time spent undertaking path surveys or maintenance
  • promote responsible use of the rights of way network

What support can we provide?

  • help and advice with rights of way issues and questions
  • cover under the Councils insurance to undertake work
  • loan basic tool set for undertaking work

Who can take part?

The scheme is open to everyone over 18. If under 18, you can still take part with a parent or guardian or supervising adult.

Getting involved

Taking part is very easy. You can either contact Jill Lowry, the Community Access Officer, directly on 01545 574140 or via email - Jill.Lowry@ceredigion.gov.uk or you can fill in one of our attached forms, and let us know which parish you live in. The rights of way department will be in touch after that.

Adopt a Path Scheme Registration Form

Contact Details

Jill Lowry, Community Access Officer, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, SA46 0PA

Jill.Lowry@ceredigion.gov.uk

Group of walkers and a dog A volunteer trimming a tree overhanging a path