Ramblers volunteer path teams are crucial to maintaining and improving paths in the places people love to walk. Teams carry out a wide range of tasks, including vegetation clearance, waymarking and signage, surface construction and installation of gaps, gates, stiles, steps and occasional bridges.
This toolkit provides resources to help teams continue to deliver this work. Path team successes are added to our path success map. You can tell us about successes using our online form.
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Find out more about how many path maintenance teams there are, where they are, the kinds of work they do and the impact they have.
Ramblers path maintenance teams can get support, insurance and resources to help with their work maintaining and improving paths
Guidance for Ramblers path maintenance team leaders on how to insure their team through the Ramblers.
Useful information for path maintenance teams, including who is responsible for our paths.
This factsheet offers guidance on the legal issues that should be considered by a team or individual undertaking path repairs.
For further information and guidance please see the GDPR toolkit. This guidance is intended for all Ramblers volunteers - explaining what the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is, why it’s important, and what volunteers must do to comply with our legal obligations.
This factsheet looks at the Natural England guidance on waymarking and shows how Ramblers volunteers can undertake waymarking as a path maintenance task.
This page contains some useful links to guidance for path maintenance teams.
Background information for path maintenance teams wishing to apply for funding from the Ramblers
Application form for path maintenance teams to apply to our Tools for Teams fund for grants for tools and training.
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