If you’ve got a passion for walking and discovering inspiring places you could help us expand our online library of downloadable walking routes – Ramblers Routes – by sharing your favourite routes or helping to quality-check our growing collection.
We’re always looking for people with an eye for a great walking route to get involved as route developers and route checkers and it’s now even easier with our step by step route wizard to help you.
Route developers plan and design routes, which could take in specific points of interest, surroundings or terrain or be aimed at particular groups, like dog walkers. They make sure the route is inspiring, easy to follow and safe and factor in distance and ability level.
They then use the route wizard (there’s also the option of an advanced route builder) to map their route and create a downloadable routecard which gives anyone wanting to follow the route everything they need including a detailed description.
Once the route is created, route checkers then go out on the ground and road-test the description and map for each route (including making sure it matches any special features like being pushchair friendly) and carry out a simple risk assessment.
If anything needs to be changed, route checkers can make adjustments to the route using the route wizard (or advanced route builder), adding the final Ramblers seal of approval before the route is made available to view and download in the online library.
The two stage process means all the routes are of a high quality and for anyone getting involved there’s the opportunity to not only devise your own routes from scratch but also play a vital role as an extra pair of eyes (while enjoying other people’s routes along the way).
We have lots of useful resources available to download online for anyone who is interested in becoming a route developer or checker. The route wizard also includes help videos to get you started and you can also email us your queries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walkers can already enjoy hundreds of inspiring walking routes across Britain which our volunteers have carefully crafted and with your help we can carry on growing our collection and offer even more walking adventures for them to choose from!
Login or register to share your favourite routes or help quality-check our collection.