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Rights of way

There are over 400 miles (647km) of public rights of way within the City and County of Swansea.

We manage and maintain the network and work closely with landowners and users to keep the paths to a standard that the public can enjoy.

Changes to footpaths and access in Gower and Swansea due to coronavirus

A list of paths closed and changes to countryside access to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

What are public rights of way?

Public rights of way are routes, usually across land which is privately owned, over which the public have the right to travel.

Rights of way FAQs

Common questions about rights of way.

Rights of way map

A map of the footpaths, bridleways and byways in Swansea and Gower.

Report a problem with a public footpath or bridleway

Let us know if you spot a problem with any of the public footpaths or bridleways around Swansea or Gower.

Changes to the path network (public rights of way orders)

Public rights of way can only be created, diverted or closed by a legal order.

Local access forum

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 requires each local authority to provide a local access forum.

Countryside walks

Discover the beauty of Swansea and Gower's coast and countryside on foot.