Conwy County Borough Council upgrade popular footpaths
Conwy County Borough Council has upgraded three popular public footpaths with grant money from Welsh Government.
The Council received a grant of £115,670 from Welsh Government’s Access Improvement scheme to improve footpaths. A significant proportion of the grant was used to carry out repairs to an unstable footpath on the west side of the Great Orme at Llandudno. Work on the scenic footpath, damaged during storms in early 2020, has protected it for the long term, so people can continue to enjoy this walk along the spectacular headland.
Improvement works were also carried out to a public footpath in Penrhyn Bay, where stability issues were causing problems and a deteriorating path surface.
A popular public footpath in Dolwyddelan also benefitted from the grant. A long section of this well-used path was in a poor condition, and the grant provided for new surfacing which has greatly improved the conditions for walkers.
Cllr Greg Robbins, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transportation said, “We’ve delivered three projects using this grant, improving public rights of way to make sure they are fit for purpose and that they continue to provide public access opportunities for our communities and for visitors to the area.”
The Council is planning more footpath improvements over the next year, if a further Welsh Government grant is available.