As a volunteer involved in protecting and expanding where people love to walk you will contribute to the development of opportunities and facilities for walking in your Area by working to protect and enhance the local rights of way network, Access land or countryside protection. These pages are designed to support you to undertake this role.
We provide a number of resources for those undertaking the role of Footpath Secretary, Access Officers, Countryside and Walking Environment Officers as well as those who undertake Practical Path Work. If you can’t find the resource that you’re looking for or would like to find out about the training that we can provide please get in touch with the Volunteer Support and Development Officer, Ed Wilson.
The list below outlines the various resources that are available to download or order.
If you would like to attend the footpath, access and countryside conference on 15 and 16 June please use our online form to sign up.
Help us gain a better understanding of the work Ramblers volunteers do to improve the rights of way network by completing our Path Order feedback form.
Let us know what resources you need to carry out your role.
This role description is aimed at those in the role of Area Access Officer and outlines types of activities that are involved in the role.
This role description is aimed at those in the role of Area Footpath Secretary and outlines types of activities that are involved in the role.
This role description is aimed at those in the role of Area Walking Environment Officer and outlines types of activities that are involved in the role.
This factsheet offers guidance on the legal issues that should be considered by a team or individual undertaking path repairs.
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