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.

Consultation on Proposed Amendment to the Inverclyde Core Paths Plan

Inverclyde Council are, under section 20C of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (“the Act”), proposing to make a single amendment to the Inverclyde Core Paths Plan, drawn up under section 17(1) of the Act in respect of the Local Authority area (“Plan”).

The proposed amendment is the removal of Core Path 26B ‘South of Berryards’, which starts at the south west corner of the Carriden curtilage at NS2761 7523, and runs in a southerly direction for approximately 350m to finish at NS2740 7502, approximately 218m north of Beith Road. It is proposed to remove Core path 26B due to the lack of a discernible path. The proposed amendment is hereby published on Wednesday 7th November for a 1 month consultation period running until 5pm on Friday 7th December 2018. A map showing Core Path 26B is available to view on this webpage and in the Customer Service Centre, Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square, Greenock, PA15 1LY.  

Consultation responses can be submitted by the following means:

  • e-mail to (please use Core Path 26b as the subject title)
  • writing to the Planning Policy Team, Regeneration and Planning, Inverclyde Council, Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square, Greenock, PA15 ILY

Page last updated: 7 November 2018