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.

Public rights of way or path enquiry

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
Wednesday 4th September 2019 at Ty Llywelyn Community Centre at 10am Agenda  
Wednesday 19th June 2019 at Corwen Sports Pavilion at 2pm Agenda Minutes
Thursday 7th March 2019 at Coed Pella at 10am Agenda Minutes
Thursday 6th December 2018 at Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre at 10:30am Agenda Minutes
Thursday 7th June 2018 at Hwb Dinbych, Smithfield Road Denbigh Agenda Minutes
Thursday 8th March 2018 at Venue Cymru, Llandudno at 10:30am   Minutes
Thursday 11th January 2018 at Nova, Beach Road West, Prestatyn, LL19 7EY Agenda  Minutes
Thursday 7th September 2017 at The Great Orme Country ParkVisitor’s Centre, Llandudno, 1pm Agenda  Minutes
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