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 Public Rights of Way Strategy


Liverpool City Region Rights of Way Improvement Plan (2018-2028).


Public Rights of Way are routes over which the public have a “right of passage”. They exist as public highways providing the public with a right to use a defined route to travel from one place to another. These rights of way are both a significant part of our heritage and a major recreational resource. They enable people to get away from roads used mainly by motor vehicles and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the countryside within a large area of the Liverpool City Region (LCR), to which they would not otherwise have access.

This joint plan has been prepared by the six LCR local authorities and Merseytravel on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to improve the local network of public rights of way for everyone to use. Following the consultation period, the finalised LCR Rights of Way Improvement Plan was adopted by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority on 20 January 2018.

You can download the finalised plan on the link below:

ROWIP 2 2018-2028 final document (June 2018)


For further information and if you wish to have a hard copy of the document sent to you please contact:


John Smith

Programme Development Officer

Merseytravel, Mann Island, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN

Phone: 0151 330 1307