CYCLISTS, walkers and horse riders will share an off-road route across a Gower common after funding was secured for the scheme.

The off-road path will link the recently-completed Mayals Road shared-use and cycle path to Bishoptson, via Clyne Common. It is one of several bids for “active travel” schemes submitted by Swansea Council for 2022-23.

Wales’s 22 councils bid annually for active travel funding and this time around, Swansea secured £7m of the £60m available.

It had hoped to get a bit more, so not all of the elements of the schemes put forward will go ahead.

Further details will be announced a cabinet meeting on June 16. However, the council has confirmed the Mayals to Bishopston section has funding.

Swansea already has a sizeable network of shared-use paths, and adds to it every year.

The bids submitted were for an expansion of what the council terms the Swansea northern strategic route, which covers areas such as Penllergaer, Gorseinon and Pontarddulais.

Funding was also sought to enhance links for cyclists and pedestrians between Penllergaer and Fforestfach, and between Morriston and the national cycle network route from Swansea to the Brecon Beacons.

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