The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 places a duty on local authorities to plan for, improve, and promote routes for walking and cycling for every day journeys.

Integrated Network Map

Ceredigion Council is required by the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 to produce an Integrated Network Map setting out a 15 year programme of improvements to active travel routes.

Following public consultation on how to improve cycling and walking routes in the Active Travel Designated Localities of Aberystwyth, Cardigan and Lampeter, the Integrated Network Maps were submitted to the Welsh Government in November 2017. These maps were then approved by the Minister on 27 February 2018 and can be viewed below:

Aberystwyth

Cardigan (Please note that routes in St Dogmaels are within Pembrokeshire County Council)

Lampeter (Please note that routes in Cwmann are within Carmarthenshire County Council)

Please note: the routes are aspirational only at this stage and there is no guarantee that the Authority will be able to get the funding or grants needed to construct them, however we will endeavour to seek funding wherever we can.

The Welsh Government have requested that the Integrated Network Maps and Existing Route Maps should be resubmitted on 27 February 2021.

Existing Route Map

In order to meet this duty, local authorities must publish an Existing Routes Map which shows routes which are suitable for walking or cycling and which meet the standards set out in the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidance.

The Existing Routes Map will be of use for people who wish to plan their walking and cycling journeys.

It will also allow progress to be measured in the development of Ceredigion’s walking and cycling networks, as new routes are created and added to the Existing Routes Map over time.

Following public consultation in 2017, the Existing Route Map was amended and approved by Welsh Government. If you require paper copies of the Existing Routes Maps, or copies in an alternative format, please contact us.

The Existing Route Maps do not show all possible walking and cycling routes, however the routes shown have undergone an audit which shows that they meet the standards set out in Welsh Government Guidance.

The Existing Routes Maps for:

Aberystwyth

Cardigan

Lampeter

The Existing Routes Map for walking and cycling should be read in conjunction with the Statement and Explanation, which provides additional information about a small number of routes which do not meet the standards set out in Welsh Government Guidance, but still provide useful links in the overall network.

Download the Ceredigion Council’s annual report in accordance with the duties under sections 7 (3) and 10 (2) of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013:

Get Cycling Ceredigion

For information to help people of all ages to get on your bike and start cycling, please read the attached 'Get Cycling Ceredigion' magazine. This magazine also includes guidance on cycle maintenance and safety and a map of the Ystwyth Trail - a 21-mile (34 km) multi-use trail linking Aberystwyth, Llanfarian, Ystrad Meurig and Tregaron with lots of off-road sections for safe, family friendly cycling.