The Countryside Access Team is responsible for over 390miles (628km) of public rights of way and 23 square miles (60kmsq) of access land.
Public Rights of Way are routes, usually over private land, along which members of the public have a right to travel.
There are three types:
1. Footpaths - you have the right to pass on foot only. There are over 300 miles of footpaths in the City and County of Swansea.
You will find footpaths with a sign like this at the start :
And along the footpath yellow waymark arrows like these :
2. Bridleways - a right on foot, horseback or pedal cycle. In the City and County of Swansea there are over 70 miles of bridleways.
Bridleways begin with a sign like this :
And are marked with blue arrows like this :
3. Byways - a right for all traffic including motor vehicles. There are just over 2 kilometres of miles of byways in the City and County of Swansea.
Here are some of the promoted countryside walking routes within the City and County of Swansea.
Diversion/Creation/Extinguishment/Modification Orders - for consultation
The latest news from the Countryside Access Team
Claiming an Unregistered Route
Diverting a Public Right Of Way
Finding Public Rights of Way and Access Land
Frequently Asked Questions
The Public Rights of Way Register, as required by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
Rights and Responsibilities of Landowners, Walkers and Riders
City and County of Swansea Countryside Access Plan 2007-2017
There are 2 walking festivals which make use of Swansea's rights of way network