There are approximately 750 kilometres of public rights of way managed by the Council. The network provides links between the countryside and towns and villages and enables the public to explore the local countryside and heritage.

What is a Public Right of Way?

A public right of way is a route registered on the Definitive Map under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. There are routes in towns, villages and the countryside, though footpaths are not to be confused with highway footways e.g. pavements on the side of the road.

The draft plan is now available for public consultation. It can also be inspected at all libraries within RCT, the Council Offices at Sardis House in Pontypridd, The Pavilions in Clydach Vale, Abercynon Leisure Centre and at the link below: