Rights of Way

A right of way is a route along which the public have a right of passage. To be a right of way, a route must meet certain conditions. The main ones are that the route must have been used by the public for at least twenty years, it must connect two public places, and it must follow a more or less defined route. Rights of way vary in length from short urban routes to longer traditional routes, such as the old drove roads. Rights of way on land have a different legal basis from rights of navigation on inland water.

Inverclyde has a number of rights of way, claimed and asserted, which are encompassed within the identified Core Paths Network.