Key and Further Information

Launch the Interactive Map

To get information from the interactive map such as route numbers and status of routes simply click once on any desired public right of way on the map and a table will come up with key information.

Please note you can select row_wk for all Public Rights of Way in the County or switch on and off the different types of Public Rights of way as desired eg show footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways, byways. As per the disclaimer please note that the interactive map is NOT the legal Definitive Map and routes are only visible online down to 1:10,000 scale. If you wish to view the legal map you can do so during office hours by making an appointment (tel: 01545 572315).

Key and Further Information

  • Route code e.g. 33/34 – this is the unique reference number for a any public right of way in the County and is the reference that should be used for any correspondence with the council. Please report any problems to
  • Stat_Text – this defines the legal status of a route ie footpath, bridleway etc. For definitions of status please view the main Definitive Map page
  • Category – due to the need the council to effectively use resources a prioritisation system approved by the Local Access Forum and outlined in the councils Rights of Way Improvement Plan has been adopted called the Primary Path Network:-
    • Category 1 paths - Strategic linear routes e.g. Coast Path & key promoted routes such as the Borth to Pontryhydfendigaid route which are open & available.  Issues are graded and dealt with as per the Authorities standard specifications and risk assessments method detail  

    • Category 2 paths  - Routes that should be open & available although the standard of maintenance may be lower than a Category 1 route.  Issues are graded and dealt with as per the Authorities standard specifications and risk assessments method detail
    • Category 0 paths - Routes that are not on the Primary Path Network.  Issues are reviewed on a 6 monthly basis by the Local Authority and the Local Access Forum.  Following review a path may be either amended to a category 2 path with the issue(s) placed on the Area Rangers work programme; remain as category 0 with landowners sent a letter to remind them of their statutory duties (if the issue is one the landowner is responsible for) or placed on a list to be added to the primary network when resources allow, again with the landowners receiving a letter to remind them of their statutory duties (if the issues is one the landowner is responsible for).  The material considerations when deciding whether to bring a path onto the Primary Path Network are the objectives contained within the Council’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan, the availability and status of nearby routes and the strategic importance of the path in the context of the wider network.

Please note that any route with no category number has not been categorised at this present time.

  • Ranger Area e.g. 1,2 or 3 = which Rangers Area the path falls within – for further info see our Ranger Area Maps
  • Promoted routes – AWCP= All Wales Coast Path
  • Length – this is defined in km
  • Community – i.e. Aberystwyth defines locality of the route
  • Community ref no - Modifications, CAMS number, Recno, Status are all for internal purposes


Safety First!

  • Take Great Care on coastal routes
  • Stay on the path and away from Cliff edges
  • Please make sure that you are equipped for your walk - waterproof clothing and strong footwear is advisable
  • Take extra care in wet and / or windy conditions
  • Always supervise children and keep dogs under control

Remember to follow the Countryside Code:

  • Respect – Protect – Enjoy
  • Be Safe - plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people