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Posted 7 August 2015

Welsh Holiday and Residential Parks- Improving access to the countryside

In Wales there are around 33,000km of public rights of way, some of which may pass through holiday or residential parks.

The Welsh Government are currently consulting on how current legislation regarding public rights of way could be amended to improve access to the Welsh countryside. Some of the Welsh Government’s current ideas include:

  • Widening the type of activities permitted on public rights of way which could include horse riding and camping;
  • Expanding the number of public rights of way to include areas such as woodlands, lakes, coastal cliffs, canals and bridges.

Welsh Parks which currently have public of rights of way or who may own land of a type affected by the Welsh Government’s ideas should consider making a response to the consultation.

Details of the consultation together with details of where responses should be sent can be found at:

If you have any questions regarding the proposals to improve access to the countryside contact or you are interested in subscribing to our Parklaw service contact the Parks teams by telephone on 01392 207020 or email

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