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Rights of way

The Council has asserted over 430 miles of rights of way in Perth & Kinross. These routes link two public places and have been used regularly by the public for a period of twenty years. The Council has a duty to keep these routes open and free from obstructions.

Where are the rights of way?

The rights of way asserted by the Council are listed by Community Council area and are named by route location within the  register of public rights of way (PDF) [715KB]  .

Some of these rights of way are long distance routes. For example the Gaick Pass (route registration number 10/9) links Atholl to Speyside, The Minigaig Pass (RRN 10/8) links Blair Atholl and Calvine to Kingussie. Others are short links within built up areas while most are routes through the countryside near communities

Maps showing the rights of way can be viewed onlineand at Council Offices.

Problems on rights of way

There are problems affecting public access along several rights of way. These problems are generally due to bridges and paths washing away in flood conditions. Although the rights of way still exists in theory, safe public access is usually not possible. These problems are listed below:

Right of way referencePlaces linked by right of wayProblemGrid Reference
22/24/11Fowlis Wester - A85 - Madderty via  Drummy Cottages & WoodendBridge over Pow has been removedNN938222
21/31/2A9 at Netherton Farm - Braco Road - Millhill - CarsebreckBridge over Allan Water no longer existsNN865089
12/10/6West Lodge, Blair Castle - Old Struan - TressaitBridge over River Garry no longer existsNN839657

Diversion orders

Occasionally there is a case for a right of way to be diverted around living areas or developments. There is a formal process involved in diverting a right of way and a Diversion Order is made and advertised by the Council in such cases.  The public may object to these orders within the time limit set.

Last modified on 19 May 2020

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