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Glastir Permissive Access

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The Glastir scheme aims to provide specified goods for the benefit of the public, which include the provision of permissive access.

The high level benefits sought from providing permissive access include:

  • improved health and well-being from people being more active as a result of recreational access and associated information that better meets their needs and by overcoming limitations to existing provision
  • increased economic benefits from existing strategic access routes through enhancing the attraction of those routes and providing better links to local services
  • improved networks of recreational routes and associated access provision in an area that increase or improve people’s use and enjoyment of the local area.

The access provisions within the Glastir scheme will be built on existing public access; such as public rights of way and open access, and including Natural Resources of Wales land.  The access areas and linear routes aim to provide:

  • additional link routes and facilities to the existing national trails and the Wales Coastal Path. 
  • links between off-road trail centres (multi-user routes)
  • long distance bridleways across Wales (multi-user routes)
  • continued use of permissive access routes provided under Tir Gofal that are supported by the Local Access Forums and/or the Local Authority. 

The Glastir permissive access includes footpaths, bridle paths and permissive access areas.  You can use the attached link to locate Glastir permissive access opportunities.

For further information contact: GlastirTargetedElementQueries@gov.wales