The consultation on the review of our Core Paths Plan has now closed.
Preparation of a Core Paths Plan, which outlines the network of Core Paths found within the National Park, is a statutory duty for the National Park Authority. Our existing Plan was adopted in 2010 but over the intervening years, there have been various new paths created and upgrades to some existing paths that may now meet the criteria to be designated as Core Paths. There have also been realignments of some Core Paths and some paths that were included as Core Paths in the Plan that have not been created as had been previously envisaged. The purpose of our review is to ensure that the Plan continues to recognise the essential Core Paths that provide sufficient access throughout the National Park area.
A review process has been taking place over the last year which proposes 81km of additional Core Path (11% of the network) and the removal of 4km (which is less than 1% of the current network). A public consultation on the proposed amendments was open from 23rd November 2018 until 26th April 2019. We are delighted in the interest received in the consultation and are now considering all consultation responses.
If you have any concerns about your consultation response or any questions about the consultation, please contact us.