The majority of public rights of way cross private land. Responsibility for these paths is shared between the landowner and the highway authority. Put simply, the landowner is responsible for keeping them free from obstruction and for looking after lawful gates and stiles on the route, whilst the highway authority is responsible for maintaining the surface and for signing and waymarking.
In Powys, the management of the public rights of way network falls within the Countryside Services section, and look after all paths in rural areas and those paths in towns which don't have a sealed surface. Those urban paths which do have a sealed surface (tarmac, flags or concrete) are looked after by Technical and Environmental Services.
If you have a report to make about a public right of way within Powys, please use the online path report form to let us know about it. Alternatively you can contact the relevant Area Officer using the contact details opposite.
If you have a query about your rights and responsibilities regarding public rights of way, please click here.
A brief summary of Powys County Council's and Landholders' responsibilities can be found below:-
If you have a query which is not answered on these pages, please feel free to contact the Countryside Services team who will be more than happy to assist you.
Telephone: 01597 827500
Powys LD1 6AA
Tel: 01597 827500