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Active Travel Existing Route Map

The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 places a duty on local authorities to plan for, improve, and promote routes for walking and cycling for every day journeys. In order to meet this duty, local authorities must publish an Existing Route Map which shows routes which are suitable for walking and cycling and which meet the standards set out in the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidance.

Following a public consultation in 2015 on Flintshire’s Draft Existing Route Maps (ERM), amendments were made as a result of the responses received and the revised ERM was submitted to Welsh Ministers in January 2016 for approval.  

The Existing Route Maps will be of use for people who wish to plan their walking and cycling journeys and it will also allow progress to be measured in the development of Flintshire’s walking and cycling networks, as new routes are created and added to the Existing Route Map over time.

The Existing Route Maps do not show all possible walking and cycling routes, however the routes shown have undergone an audit which shows that they meet the standards set out in Welsh Government Guidance. There are 15 maps covering each of the designated settlements in Flintshire which make up Flintshire’s Existing Route Map.

Buckley - Broughton - Connahs Quay - Deeside Industrial Park - Flint - Gorsedd - Greenfield - HolywellHope - Leeswood - Mold - Northop Hall - Penyffordd - Sandycroft - Shotton - Walwen

If you require paper copies of the Existing Routes Maps, or copies in an alternative format, please contact us by sending an email to

Annual report to Welsh Ministers

In accordance with S.7 (3) of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 Flintshire County Council submitted its annual report 2015/16 outlining costs incurred in the provision of  new active travel routes and related facilities, and improvements of existing active travel routes and related facilities in Flintshire.

Active Travel Report 2016

Active Travel Report 2017

Active Travel Report 2018

Active Travel Report 2019

Lle Interactive Mapper for Active Travel Routes in Wales