Category Archives: Active Travel Act

Looking for commitment on Footpath 48a in Tonteg

Local Correspondents for Open Spaces Society have opportunities to object to any path orders, and I have had to refuse to withdraw objections to an order to extinguish a footpath through a new estate in Tonteg in Rhondda Cynon Taf.  … Continue reading

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Rights restored around Eglwysilan common today

Tomorrow, pesky access-blockers may be back, but today belonged to the people who have rights on Mynydd Eglwysilan Common: commoners, byway drivers and trail, quad and pedal bikers, horse riders, walkers, roamers were all there to let the landowners know … Continue reading

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Green ways in new estates: an attack on Footpath 48a

I have written about Open Spaces Society’s promotion of a wide grassy route through the new development between Tonteg and the Church Village by-pass on a few occasions since March 2013.  Then, the fields and footpaths were a short cut … Continue reading

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Wales Coast Path: Aberavon beach to east Swansea

Last week, we had a varied walk on the Coastal Path: along Aberavon beach, up to the old Briton Ferry bridge to cross the Neath river, along the Tennant Canal to the Hookers Dyers pub on Fabian Way. Aberavon is … Continue reading

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Public rights of way are not “permissive”

This is a public right of way, which is shown on the Definitive Map as Footpath 61 Llantwit Fardre (or 61/DRE on the online map).  The public have a right to use it on foot.  No one needs permission to … Continue reading

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Colours of Llantwit marshes

The mild and wet winter has allowed the tawny shades of dead grasses to linger and develop against bright green new growth.  The marshland between the Community Path and Llantwit Fardre provides a vivid background for walkers and cyclists to … Continue reading

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Around Efail Isaf: the Community Route

The community route which runs beside the Church Village bypass makes an easy circular walk from Efail Isaf of about three miles.  The trees and shrubs planted to fit with the environment and the views over the rough grazing of … Continue reading

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