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Welcome to the PAROW (Penwith Access and Rights of Way) Web Site. The site is provided to help you to enjoy your walking and riding in the countryside of Penwith.

PAROW was formed in 2002 at the instigation of Penwith District Council, The Ramblers Association, The West Cornwall Footpaths Preservation Society and West Penwith Bridleways Association.

The Objective of PAROW is to promote and achieve wider access to public rights of way, paths and open land in Penwith, with further development of the network, in partnership with all aspects of the community.

In late 2011 PAROW converted to be a Comunity Interest Company, PAROW CIC. . Community Interest Companies (CICS) are limited companies, with special additional features, for business or other activity for community benefit, and not for profit.

PAROW is a partnership endorsed by Cornwall Council, it has previously received support from the Cornwall AONB Partnership, and Objective 1 Rural Funds, and also from the European Fund for Rural Development.

After a substantial period without funding PAROW was awarded funding via the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) for a new project "Exploring the Coves and Harbours of West Cornwall" which is now completed.


Exploring the Coves and Harbours of West Cornwall

This project focused on supporting access in and around fiishing communities in west Cornwall. The project includes improvements to paths within the paths network of West Cornwall, are resolving local community problems associated with access. To promote the fishery communities and tourist businesses nine online walks guides are to be produced. (funded by via the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Fisheries Local Action Group for Marine Management Organisation)

When funding allows PAROW employs a Paths Officer and Assistant Path Officer to work alongside the Cornwall Council, Parish Councils and their agents in the improvement of our paths network. The Paths Officer also works with voluntary groups such as the Ramblers, Footpaths and Bridleways Associations and their members to work on our paths.



To see the new walks from the Exploring Coves and Harbours of West Cornwall Project, and walks from previous projects.. See Where to Walk


Penwith is relatively well off for footpaths. Bridleways are not so numerous but many other paths are ridden. Many footpaths and bridleways have been neglected over the years.

Cornwall Council, which has legal responsibility for our footpaths bridleways, is aware of the poor state of many of our paths. However Budget constraints are severely affecting its ablity to improve the access to our Rights of Way.

Hence PAROW plans to make a significant contribution for improving access for both residents and visitprs to West Cornwall.


PAROW CIC also can commercial countryside work being expert in the clearance and maintenance of access routes, community spaces and ancient sites. PLEASE DownLoad our POSTER