Rights of Way
There are approximately 87 km
of public rights of way in Merthyr Tydfil, 23km of these lie within
the Brecon Beacons National
Public rights of way have a
legal status which allows people to use them at all times unless
there are restrictions placed upon them.
The Council has a responsibility to
ensure that these rights of way are kept free of obstruction and
that their surface is kept in a reasonable
The rights of way network in Merthyr
Tydfil CBC consists of footpaths and bridleways. There is
also a small number of byway's open to all
The Rights of Way within the County
Borough provide people with the opportunity to walk, cycle or
horseride enabling them to visit the surrounding countryside
areas. They also act as a useful
short cuts in more urban
Who can use a Public Right of Way?
are for walkers, you are allowed to take a pram, pushchair
and wheelchair on them, although some in more rural locations may
be unsuitable for that use. You are permitted to take a dog
with you, but, it must be kept under close control, please clean up
after your dog as it is an offence to allow your dog to foul on a
public right of way.
are for walkers, horse riders and pedal cyclists.
Cyclists must give way for walkers and horse riders. Motor cycles
are not permitted on bridleways.
By-way open to all
traffic are for walkers, horse riders, pedal
cycles, and also other motorised vehicles.
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