Our paths are one of our most precious assets, hidden in plain sight, and often taken for granted.

Shaped by our ancestors over centuries, they tell the stories of our landscape, our history and our heritage, they describe how generations before us travelled to the pub, field or shops, and they allow everyone to enjoy the countryside, both on our doorstep and across Britain’s iconic landscapes.

But an estimated 10,000 miles of paths across England and Wales are at risk of being lost forever, unless we come together to save them. 

To find, map and save thousands of miles of lost paths, we have launched our Don't Lose Your Way mapping tool. Join the search for lost paths sand hidden ways. 


Got any questions about Don’t Lose Your Way? We’ve tried to answer them all here. If you still have a question, you can find our contact details on this page.

A young woman standing beside a path between trees


Archaeologist and TV presenter Mary-Ann Ochota met with Jack Cornish from the Ramblers to search for lost paths.

A man, outdoors, by a stream, holding a blue sign which states "Find. Map. Save"


Micro-adventurer, Alastair Humphreys tells why its so important to unearth and save lost paths.

An older man walking outdoors among plants


Bob Fraser is a Ramblers footpath secretary who has been searching for lost paths, and applying for them to be added to the map, for six years.

Join the search

Don't Lose Your Way

We need thousands of people to come together to uncover and save generations of lost paths and hidden ways before its too late.


Don't Lose Your Way is generously supported by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust and players of People’s Postcode Lottery.