PRoW - maps and routes
The Public Rights of Way network in Flintshire may be viewed in the following ways:
Online via our Interactive Rights of Way map
In April 2009, a project to digitise the Rights of Way network was completed and the routes were plotted and made available on an electronic map layer. It is updated whenever a definitive map modification, public path or other legal event order is brought into force, and includes information such as the path number and community. The ways shown on the map should correspond with those on the definitive map, but there may be discrepancies. We would therefore strongly advise you to consult the paper based definitive map if you have any queries about the existence, status or alignment of any public right of way.
On paper via the definitive map and statement of public rights of way
The definitive map is held in the County Council’s Environment Directorate at County Hall, Mold. The ‘working copy’ contains all the handwritten amendments, incorporating all the legal changes, since the ‘relevant date’ of the map (31 October 1978).
The definitive map is normally available for inspection between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday at Entrance 3, County Hall, Mold, CH7 6NF. If you make an appointment we can ensure someone will be available to answer your queries (tel. 01352 704612).
By Ordnance Survey ‘Explorer’ Map
The county is covered by maps 256 "Wrexham & Llangollen", 265 “Clwydian Range” and 266 “Wirral & Chester” which are at a scale of 1:25,000.
Explorer maps are quite up to date and show rights of way and any changes that have taken place very clearly. They also show field boundaries, so it is easy to see where the paths run. The Ordnance Survey get their rights of way information from us and from copies of diversion orders and other changes we have sent to them. Visit the Ordnance Survey website for further information (new window)