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Countryside Access in the City and County of Swansea

The Countryside Access Team manages and maintains a network of over 400 miles (647km) of public rights of way (mostly footpaths and bridleways) within the City and County of Swansea. The majority of this network and access land is located on the Gower peninsula, which was Britains first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The Gower is a destination for visitors from all over the world, who come to experience the beautiful landscape, especially that of the coast; the path network and access land being the main means by which visitors are able to enjoy this experience

The Authority must ensure that the public rights of way network is open and available for use - this is a statutory (legally required) function.  The Countryside Access Team undertakes the vegetation clearance, surfacing, and installation of signposts, gates, stiles and bridges that enables the public to use the network.

The Countryside Access Team is also responsible for maintaining the definitive map (the legal record of public rights of way) and for dealing with applications from the public to divert or add new public rights of way to the map.   

The Countryside Access Team has developed a number of promoted walking routes, which are available as downloadable leaflets on this site . These walks are of different lengths for walkers of various abilities.

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