Hawliau tramwy cyhoeddus
COVID-19: closure of PROW, 25 March 2020
The Welsh Government has introduced emergency regulations, (The Health Protection (Coronavirus: Closure of Leisure Businesses, Footpaths and Access Land) (Wales) Regulations 2020), that require local authorities to close footpaths and other rights of way where use poses a high risk to the spread of coronavirus.
The following Public Rights of Way (PROW) will be closed under this legislation:
- Footpaths 401/12, 401/14, 401/15, 401/16, 401/19, Nash download map (pdf)
- Footpaths 392/9, 392/11, 392/12, 392/29, 392/31, Goldcliff download map (pdf)
- Restricted Byways 392/2, 392/1, Goldcliff download map (pdf)
- Footpath 391/1, Newport-Gaer (Tredegar Park sports fields) download map (pdf)
- Footpath 389/51, Caerleon (Christchurch cemetery) download map (pdf)
All other PROW (without existing temporary closure orders in place) throughout Newport remain open for the public to use. We ask that all members of the public follow the requirements for social distancing and use their local routes rather then traveling to the countryside unnecessarily.
Important things to consider when using PROWs
Many public rights of way, such as footpaths cross private land and working farms. You have a legal right to “pass and re-pass” along a public right of way and it is essential that you follow the necessary rules and countryside code when doing this. These include:
- Keeping to the line of the path and following directional way markers. If it’s a new area or walking route to you, plan ahead and check before you begin your walk on an OS map or on the NCC council website online maps page. If you find any issues with way marking, report this to the council and we will investigate it;
- Do not stop for an extended period of time or play sports games when using public rights of way on private land;
- Leave gates as you find them: if they are closed - close them behind you; if they are open - leave them open;
- Use the identified gaps, stiles and gates provided to cross field boundaries – don’t climb over fences or walls.
- Always keep your dog under close control, ideally on a short lead. This is vital when walking through fields with livestock, the presence of a dog can cause worry to livestock, particularly at this time of year when many have lambs or calves with them. If in doubt do not take a dog into a field that contains livestock.
- Always bag and bin your dog’s poo wherever you are. Never leave bags of dog poo lying around, even if you intend to pick them up later. In both cases this can seriously harm livestock. More info on the dog walking in the countryside can be found here
Keep social distancing requirements in mind when using public footpaths, try to limit contact with stiles and gates and carry a hand sanitiser to use after you’ve touched any surface.
Further information on the countryside code can be found here.
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