Footpaths & PRoW

Noted Footpath Issues –

Oct 2018 – diversion made for Footpath 29 (below Mawnan Church) – issue with erosion, footpath now diverted and reopened Dec 2018

ongoing- Bream Cove; issue with steps down to the beach from Footpath 20/SWCP.  Users need to take EXTREME CARE.

For ongoing information on the state of footpaths and associated works in the parish Cllr Whibley produces a monthly report to bring to the full council which is, if not part of the actual minutes, included as an annex to them.


There is an extensive network of public rights of way throughout Mawnan Parish, the detailed routes being given lower down this page.

Click here to take you to the interactive map on Cornwall Council’s website, which can be used to show footpaths, mining history, parish boundaries …. a multitude of things really!

If you find an issue with an existing path or stile please let the parish clerk know by using the contact button on the left – if you can a picture of this issue is always appreciated.  However, we are only responsible for maintaining a small section of the footpath network in our parish and may feel it necessary to forward details of your issues to Cornwall Council’s Public Rights of Way team to get them sorted out.

What is a Public Right of Way?
Public Rights of Way are legally designated routes over which any member of the public has a right to pass. All PRoWs are defined on a map (the Definitive Map) held by Cornwall Council and each one is identified by a number. Any route marked on the Definitive Map is a PRoW regardless of its level of usage or its state.

There are three types of PRoW:

  • Footpaths can be accessed only on foot. Pushchairs etc. are permitted and it is legal to push a bicycle or lead a horse but not ride one.
  • Bridleways are open to horses and cyclists as well as pedestrians. Adjacent landowners may access their land with vehicles but should not damage the surface of the path
  • Byways are open to pedestrians, horse-riders, cyclists and vehicles.

Rights and responsibilities
There is a lot of confusion over the various rights and responsibilities associated with PRoWs and they are poorly understood. If you are in doubt about your own rights in relation to footpaths, you should contact Cornwall Council or an appropriate legal advisor.
Most PRoWs cross private land and it is usually the responsibility of the landowner or occupier to ensure that the path is safe and usable. As in other circumstances, landowners have a duty of care towards anyone accessing their land and must take reasonable steps to prevent injury. It is illegal to prevent the public accessing a PRoW or to give misleading information in order to deter them.

The Parish Council has no duties to protect or improve footpaths, but, working with Cornwall Council under the Local Maintenance Partnership agreement, does help to look after them.
Walkers and horse-riders also have a big part to play in looking after our PRoWs. It is essential that all users of PRoWs are familiar with the Countryside Code and are respectful of other people’s property, which includes sticking to the path as shown on up-to-date OS maps.

Footpath Categories

Gold

National routes (e.g. SW Coast Path), strategic routes promoted by Cornwall County Council (e.g. Saints Way, St. Michael’s Way), links to promoted and national routes, links between communities, routes known to be well used local paths.


Mawnan Footpaths

1.
From road West of PENWARNE to Parish Boundary.
Gold path
2.
From North of BAREPPA to road North of MAWNAN SMITH.
Gold path
3.
From FP 3 to Parish Boundary North of PENWARNE.
Gold path
4.
From FP 3 to Parish Boundary West of LOWER TREGARNE.
Gold path
5.
From road North of BAREPPA to Parish Boundary.
Gold path
6.
From road South of BAREPPA to Parish Boundary.
Gold path
7.
From HIGHER PENPOL to road West of BOSKENSOE.
Gold path
8.
From road South East of LOWER TREGARNE to road North of MAWNAN SMITH.
Gold path
9.
From road North of MAWNAN SMITH to road South of CARLIDNACK.
Gold path
10.
From CARLIDNACK to FP 11.
Gold path
11.
From CARLIDNACK to FP 27 and MAENPORTH.
Gold Path
12.
From MEUDON to FP 11.
Gold path
13.
From BOSANATH MILL to Parish Boundary.
Gold path
14.
From HIGHER PENPOL to road West of LOWER PENPOL.
Gold path
15.
From HIGHER PENPOL to MAWNAN SMITH.
Gold path
16.
From CARWINION COTTAGE to road (MAWNAN SMITH).
Gold path
17.
From MAWNAN SMITH to MEUDON.
Gold path
18.
From MAENPORTH to TREWORGAN (CLIFF PATH).
Gold path
19.
From MAWNAN SMITH to road North of BOSVEAL with spur.
Gold path
20.
From road South of CHENHALLS to CLIFF PATH 18 (TREWORGAN).
Gold path
21.
From NANSIDWELL to FP 18 (CLIFF PATH) with spur.
Gold path
22.
From ROSEMULLION to road North of MAWNAN.
Gold path
23.
From MAWNAN to FP 24.
Gold path
24.
From FP 23 to FP 21 (ROSEMULLION HEAD).
Gold path
25.
From road East of DURGAN to GREEB ROCK.
Gold path
26.
From road South of BOSLOE to PORTHALLACK.
Gold path
27.
From FP 11 (MAENPORTH) to road North East of MEUDON.
Gold path
28.
From MAWNAN CHURCH to PORTHALLACK.
Gold path
29.
From MAWNAN CHURCH to PORTHALLACK (CLIFF PATH).
Gold path
30.
From DURGAN to PASSAGE COVE.
Gold path
31.
From TREBAH FARM to DURGAN.
Gold path
32.
From road West of LOWER PENPOL to ANNA MARIA.
Gold path
33.
From FP 23 to FP 29.
Gold path
34.
Over the top of ROSEMULLION HEAD.
Gold path
35.
From HELFORD PASSAGE to SLIPWAY AT BAR BEACH.
Gold path

Those listed in BLUE are cut & maintained by the parish but we may not cover the entire length of the path listed.

Footpaths Map

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