On the 11th February Ramblers will be launching a new campaign, ‘Don’t Lose Your Way’ and will be emailing members with details of the campaign including a promotion pack explaining how you can help to register lost paths. At the same time there will be a major media launch to focus on our activities.
An estimated 10,000 miles of paths across England and Wales could soon be lost forever, unless we come together to save them. The Ramblers’ new campaign is seeking to map these lost paths before it is too late and we in South Cotswold Ramblers will be looking to support these efforts.
Our paths are one of our most precious assets and are often taken for granted. They allow everyone to enjoy the countryside, both on our doorstep and across Britain’s iconic landscapes. Our path network tells the stories or our history and our heritage and connects us to the landscape.
But many paths are not recorded on the definitive map of rights of way, and if they’re not found and added by the cut off date of 2026 when the final map must be completed, they could be lost forever. To meet the deadline, thousands of people need to help.
That’s why South Cotswold Ramblers is joining the search for all lost paths across England and Wales. The Ramblers has launched an exciting new tool that splits the country into 150,000 1KM squares and makes it easy to compare current and historic maps side by side. You can start using it now.
Join the search: ramblers.org.uk/dontloseyourway