(For release 9th September 2011)
In particular, the questionnaire seeks to review the current network of footpaths and bridleways which walkers, wheelchair users, horse riders and cyclists use to access and enjoy the countryside. This joint review will provide the National Park Authorities with valuable information on the current management, resources and delivery of the Public Rights of Way network, if these meet the needs of the people using them and what priorities need to be addressed in the future.
The National Parks of Wales are committed to promoting access for all and they play a major role in managing a large network of Public Rights of Way, mainly classified as public footpaths and bridleways, which provide access to and enjoyment of these unique landscapes.
Mrs Julie James, Chairman of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority said: “We are committed to strengthening the links of access to the countryside landscapes and fostering diversity in the network so whether you storm up Pen y Fan, walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path or just take your dog for a walk on one of our footpaths or canal paths we want you to put forward your views on the current network. The Public Rights of Way network has the potential to impact on people’s enjoyment of the special landscapes, local business opportunities, and tourism so it’s not just about individual users either. We are also asking organisations like the Brecon Beacons Park Society, the Ramblers Association and Grazing Associations to give us feedback on the network. Once all the information has been gathered, we plan to scrutinise it and use it as a framework to set our priorities.”
The questionnaire can be downloaded here
For more information on the Public Rights of Way network questionnaire please contact Lora Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01874 624437