Paths to Wellbeing

Paths to Wellbeing

Ramblers Cymru has secured £1.2m funding to give communities across Wales the tools and training to undertake practical path and habitat maintenance and improve environmental quality!

The Paths to Wellbeing project will be a key driver for our vision to put walking at the heart of communities, with 13 new staff members across Wales working with partners (22 local authorities, Woodland Trust and Wildlife Trusts Wales) to create a national framework for this volunteer driven activity.

We are looking to give communities across Wales the tools and training needed to identify and design new routes and enhance and upgrade existing ones, all with the support of a Paths to Wellbeing regional project officer. 

Ramblers Cymru believes that by investing in upskilling, equipping, supporting and leading local volunteers to manage and undertake practical path and habitat maintenance and improvements, community engagement with paths and green spaces will be strengthened. Ultimately this will connect people to the health and wellbeing benefits of nature and outdoor physical activity.

Working together!

We will work together to help promote access to green spaces for members of your local community to enjoy. You can be a core part of this flagship project, gaining a vast range of new skills with expert support and guidance from Ramblers Cymru and partners!

As well as enhancing the walking environment, we will also help nature along the way, with activities such as tree planting, wildflower sowing and wildlife activity days. Not only will you make your community greener for nature to thrive, but it will be a great opportunity to bring the community together with activities for everyone to get involved in! We want to see people of all ages and backgrounds getting involved!

18 communities across Wales will be selected for development, including free training for volunteers. We will announce successful communities towards the end of 2021.

Family walking through overgrown field.

If you would like to more information about the project contact us.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities -Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.