Are you a keen walker or someone who exercises outdoors anywhere in Wrexham?

Be it jogging, walking or taking the dog for a walk, this consultation might be OF interest to you.

We’re looking at our Public Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP), and are looking for people’s suggestions as to how we could improve things.

Public Rights of Way affect bridleways, footpaths and other routes around the county borough – some of which take in sites such as the World Heritage Site at Pontycysllte Aqueduct, and the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).


We want to make sure all Public Rights of Way are what users want, and that’s why we encourage anyone who uses the routes to take part.

What do we want to know?

We’re very keen to check some very important basics around Rights of Way – such as how many people use them, and how often they use them.

To start with, the survey doesn’t apply to pavements alongside roads or through estates, big roads, or paths in the town centre.

But we want to know what people’s priorities are when it comes to the upkeep and improvement of these routes – for example, would people like to see pedestrian gates instead of stiles, so access is improved?

Do they want us to carry out regular strimming and surface improvements to footpaths?

Would they like more information on where these routes are, and groups they could go walking with?

Or perhaps people want to see completely new Public Rights of Way in Wrexham? And if that’s the case, where do they want them?

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We know the Public Rights of Way across Wrexham get a lot of good use and people consider them an excellent asset – and they’re a great way to explore our fantastic surroundings.

“But if there’s any way we can improve them or people think there’s anything we should do to change them, then that’s something we should be made aware of, and as such I’d encourage anyone with an interest in them to take part in the survey.”

The survey is only seven questions long and takes no time at all to fill in – to take part, follow this link.

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