THE public is getting the chance to have its say on rights of way in the countryside.

Gwynedd Council is working with the Snowdonia National Park Authority to review the county’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan.

As part of this work, a public consultation is being held. In Gwynedd, the public has access to around 3,700km of rights of way. This includes 3,340km of footpaths and around 380km of bridleways and byways.

Cllr Dafydd Meurig, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Our Rights of Way network provides fantastic opportunities for Gwynedd residents and visitors to explore one of Wales’ most iconic and beautiful landscapes.

“The council is facing significant cuts in the funding we receive from the government to deliver services, and it is therefore very important that we receive comments from as many Gwynedd residents as possible. We want to hear from people about any ideas about new ways of managing public footpaths across Gwynedd during a period where the money available to us is being reduced.

“All comments received will be carefully considered and will help us decide how we will go about managing the rights of way network in Gwynedd for the future, and to make the best use of budget available.”

The survey is available on the Gwynedd Council website: rightsofwaysques