1 January 2026 is the cut-off date for adding historic paths to definitive maps. Any path which came into existence before 1949 and not claimed by 2026 will be lost. Forever.
As a supporter of the Ramblers, you can be a champion of walking. Together, we’ve already achieved so much: the creation of National Parks and long-distance footpaths such as the Pennine Way; open access to over a million hectares of English and Welsh countryside and mountains; unhindered access to open countryside in Scotland and the creation of the England and Wales Coast Paths. Let’s see what else we can achieve!
We're campaigning against Network Rail's proposed level crossing closures in East Anglia.
Show the love for the places you don't want to lose to climate change this February
Support our efforts to put Scotland's huge network of core paths onto Ordnance Survey maps.
London has voted! Now let's keep going to make London the best city in the world for walkers.
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See what paths our volunteers have successfully unblocked, created and saved.