NPT Council manages the Public Rights of Way network and other sites in the County Borough which provide many opportunities for people to access and enjoy the countryside.
For definitions of the various types of access routes and land see our Access Rights page.
Rights of Way
The rights of way network includes footpaths, bridleways and byways which are maintained by the Highway Authority. The plan shows these by way of coloured lines. For information there are no recorded restricted byways within the County Borough. This map is only shown as a guide, please contact the email address below for more detailed information. The highways shown on the plan do not include other publicly maintained highways such as adopted highways.
Information relating to these highways can be obtained by visiting this page.
Maintenance of Public Rights of Way in Neath Port Talbot
A guidance document, which clarifies the role that we have with regards the day to day maintenance of Public Rights of Way in Neath Port Talbot, can be downloaded here.
Rights of Way Improvement Plan – ROWIP
NPT Council has a statutory duty to produce a Rights of Way Improvement Plan which sets out how access to the countryside will be improved. The current plan period is 2008-2018 and can be downloaded here.
The Definitive Map is NPT Council’s legal record of all the registered Public Rights of Way in NPT. The map shows public footpaths, bridleways and some vehicular rights of way.
A working copy of the Definitive Map and Statement can be viewed at the Council offices at The Quays, Briton Ferry - strictly by appointment only.
Local Access Forum – LAF
The Local Access Forum is made up of people with an interest in improving access to the countryside. It provides advice to the Council on how this should be achieved. All meetings are open to the public. For further information please contact the Countryside Team.