Wales Holidays walkers get a Right to Roam update
Published: Tuesday 20th Aug 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
Many Wales Holidays visitors are keen walkers and now a map showing where people have the right to walk in Wales has been updated for the first time in 10 years.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has to review maps of open access to mountains, moors, heathland and registered common land by law each decade. Covering pretty much the same amount of open access land as previously - about 20% of Wales' land mass – the updated map includes some new access areas.
The Countryside and Rights of Way Act gives walkers permission to roam over a total of 451,000 hectares (1.1m acres), made up of 350,000 hectares (865,000 acres) of open country; that’s common land and public forestry, and in particular high open moorland. Much of the land is accessed by walking away from the 40,000km (25,000 miles) of existing public rights of way and the map includes some new access areas and places where boundaries have been changed.
For specific way-marked walks in Wales and a choice of Wales Holidays accommodation close by, take a look at National Walking Trails, which gives details of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Offa’s Dyke, the Wye Valley Walk and much more.