Core Paths Network

Core Paths Plan

As a duty of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, all local authorities were charged with identifying a network of routes in their area which provides sufficient levels of access for their communities. This network is known as a Core Paths Network, and is presented in a Core Paths Plan. Inverclyde Council was one of the first in Scotland to formally approve their Core Paths Plan.

The Core Paths Plan and the paths network in Inverclyde are to encourage people to get out and about, be more physically active, improve their health and rely less on the car. It is about everyday trips to work, school, shops and services, as well as enjoying the outdoors for recreation. The Plan provides a framework of routes which is sufficient, as a whole, to give people reasonable access throughout Inverclyde.

The Plan is available on this website and is also available to view at the public libraries in Inverclyde. For more details or to request a copy of the Plan, please e-mail the Council's Access Officer at the address linked to on this page.

The Council’s Environment and Regeneration Committee approved, under Section 20C of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, the removal of Core Path 26B ‘South of Berryards’ from the Core Paths Plan on 17 January 2019. The path, which starts at the south west  corner of the Carriden curtilage at NS27617523 and runs in a southerly direction to finish at NS27407502, approximately 218m north of Beith Road, has been removed due to the lack of a discernible path.  
The Core Paths Plan map and text have been updated to reflect this amendment.

Page last updated: 26 February 2019