Core Paths - Scotland

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Title
Core Paths - Scotland
Alternate title
cpth
Date ( Revision )
Identifier
www.spatialhub.scot / sh_cpth

Abstract

Every local authority and National Park authority (access authorities) in Scotland is required to draw up a plan for a system of paths (core paths) sufficient for the purpose of giving the public reasonable access throughout their area. Core paths are paths, waterways or any other means of crossing land to facilitate, promote and manage the exercise of access rights under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, and are identified as such in access authority core paths plan. There are, intentionally, no set physical standards for core paths. This means that core paths can physically be anything from a faint line across a field to a fully constructed path, track or pavement. The National Access Forum, Scottish Natural Heritage and Scottish Government are encouraging information to be surveyed and made publicly available, in a nationally-standardised form, so that the public will know what physical type of route they can expect. Government guidance is making core paths the priority for rolling out this national standardised grading system information, which is set out at http://www.pathsforall.org.uk/pfa/creating-paths/path-grading-system.html

Point of contact

The Improvement Service
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 6AX
United Kingdom
annually
GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Transport networks
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Other constraints
Limitations on public access
Use limitation
Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.
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Topic category
  • Transportation
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2017-01-09
Reference system identifier
urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4258

Reference system identifier
EPSG / OSGB 1936 / British National Grid (EPSG:27700) / 7.9

Reference system identifier
EPSG / ETRS89 (EPSG:4258) / 7.9

Reference system identifier
EPSG / WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG:3857) / 7.9