Rights of Way Improvement Plan Questionnaire

The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority is keen to ensure that the National Park is as accessible as possible. We would like your views on a variety of matters associated with public access in the National Park. This should only take a few minutes to complete.

By collecting this type of information from what we hope will be a wide-cross section of people we expect to see patterns that can tell us where we can do things better to meet people’s diverse needs.

Rights of Way Improvement Plan Questionnaire

  • The information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence and used only for making statistical comparisons. You don’t have to answer any question that you don't want to. However, the more that you can tell us, the better our information will become. So please try to provide us with as much information as you possibly can. The answers to this data will be anonymised to ensure your privacy. All questions are optional. Please leave blank any that you prefer not to answer.

Q1 Do you know what the following are:


Q2 Do you visit any of the following in the National Park?


Q3 Which of the following best describes your use of public rights of way in the National Park?


Q4 Do you use any of the following recreational trails within the National Park?


Q5 The following activities take place on our rights of way network. Please state which ones apply to you and how often you do them:


Q6 What is your main motivation for using the public rights of way network?


Q7 How do you usually travel to the start of a right of way?


Q8 What type of route do you prefer to use?


Q9 What problems have you encountered whilst using the public rights of way network in the National Park?


Q10 How suitable is the public rights of way network in the National Park for the following?

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Q11 What is the one thing that you would like to see the Authority do to make the rights of way network more suitable for the following? Please comment on as many or as few as you like


Q12 The National Park Authority undertakes a number of functions in terms of promoting, maintaining and improving the rights of way network. How would you rate the quality of the service that the National Park Authority delivers in terms of the following?


Q13 Where would you normally get information about the rights of way network in the National Park?


Q14 What discourages you from using public rights of way within the Park?


Q15 How often do you use access land?


Q16 What would or does deter you from using access land?


Q17 In simple terms, there are six key aspects of work that are conducted by the Authority to improve the rights of way network. Please place in order of importance.


Q18 In more detail, what do you think our priorities should be for the future of the rights of way network and access land?


Q19 The Authority has discretionary powers to carry out work in relation to 'access land'. If funding becomes available in the future, what do you think our priorities for this work should be?


Q20 What type of information would you find useful with regard to countryside access provision?

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Q21 The Authority currently processes applications for diverting rights of way for a variety of reasons. Looking at the list of reasons below please rank in the order that you think are the most important (1 the most important and 9 the least important).


Q22 The Authority also processes applications for Definitive Map Modification Orders, where someone believes that the Definitive Map is incomplete or incorrect and has evidence to support that.

  • Do you think we should give priority to some type of applications? How do you think we should do that?

Q23 Do you think the Authority should be:


Q24 The Authority manages the rights of way network by using a path priority system where each path is given a weighting according to whether it is promoted and its importance within the network.

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