Public rights of way

Public rights of way are open to everyone at all times, and give you the right to walk across certain routes such as roads, paths or tracks, which may run through towns, remote countryside or private property. Some rights of way are open to horse riders, cyclists and motorists.

Report a problem using a right of way

If you have a problem using a right of way, such as an obstruction, poor maintenance or a misleading sign, please contact us .

Make a claim for a public right of way

If you have been stopped from using a route which you believe you have access to, please contact us in the first instance to discuss any potential claim.

If you want to make a claim, we will send you the necessary paperwork, which you will need to complete and return to us, along with copies of the evidence to support your claim. When we receive your application, we will record it on the register, which is available for public inspection. We will investigate your claim, and make a decision whether to confirm the order for the claim.

Definitive map and statement

This is a legal record of all the public rights of way, and shows the routes of each public footpath and bridleway in the county. You can view the original map and working copies by appointment at Caledfryn, Smithfield Road, Denbigh. Contact us to make an appointment.

We must keep a register of all applications to modify the definitive map.

View the register

Conwy East and Denbighshire Local Access Forum

The local access forum is made up of between 12 and 20 members from interest groups such as walkers, cyclists, equestrians, disabled users and landowners. It advises the council, Natural Resources Wales, and others, on public rights of way matters.  The forum meets at least twice a year. 

Conwy East and Denbighshire Local Access Forum - Meetings, minutes and agendas
Date, location and time Agenda  Minute
Thursday 7th September 2017 at The Great Orme Country ParkVisitor’s Centre, Llandudno, 1pm Agenda  
Wednesday 7th June 2017 at Oneplanet Adventure Mountain Bike Centre, Llandegla at 17:30pm Agenda  Minutes
Wednesday 8th March 2017 at Glasdir, Plas yn Dre, Llanrwst LL26 0DF Agenda  Minutes
Wednesday 14th December 2016 at Rhug Estate, Corwen at 13:30pm. -  Minutes
Wednesday 14th December 2016 at Rhug Estate, Corwen at 10am. -  Minutes