Public Rights of Way in Rhondda Cynon Taf

A public right of way is a route registered on the Definitive Map under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.

There are approximately 750 kilometres of Public Rights of Way managed by the Council. The network provides links between the countryside and towns and villages and enables the public to explore the local countryside and heritage.

There are number of permissive paths and community routes that are not public right of way, but instead a path (which are for walkers, horse riders, cyclists, or any combination) whose use by the public is allowed by the Council.

Public Rights of Way Map
View the interactive map of footpaths, bridleways and byways in RCT.
Report an issue with a Public Right of Way
Report issues including overgrowth and obstructions.
Public Rights of Way FAQ's
View frequently asked questions about Public Rights of Way.
About Public Rights of Way
Find out more about the Public Rights of Way network.
View the 10-year strategic document which sets out how the Council intends to work with others to help manage and improve the path network.
View the roles and responsibilities of the Council, landowners or managers and path users.
View updates on currents projects and latest improvements to our path network. 
Request to change or register a Public Right of Way.
The function of the Forum is to advise the Council, Natural Resources Wales and other bodies about making improvements to public access for outdoor recreation and sustainable travel in the Council’s area. 
View information on Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 Open Access Land 
Apply to temporarily close a Public Right of Way.
View details of walking and cycling trails in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
The Council, in partnership with a number of organisations such as Sustrans, is providing the necessary infrastructure in Rhondda Cynon Taf to promote and encourage more journeys by bike.