More dates announced for Don't Lose Your Way training sessions

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Acknowledged experts, Phil Wadey and Sarah Buck, will be presenting training courses based on their book ‘Rights of Way - Restoring the Record’. The aim of the training events is to enthuse, enable and empower rights of way researchers to make definitive map modification order applications to ensure that routes that would be extinguished in 2026 are saved from the cut-off date.

The sessions will concentrate on identifying routes, the key sources of evidence of historic ways, where that information is located, what it can tell us, and how a systematic research method is the best way forward.

All training sessions are free. The days will run from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

  • Date: Saturday 4 March 2017
  • Venue: Morrison Trust Conference & Training Centre, Morton Park Business Training Centre, Yarm Road, Darlington DL1 4PJ 
  • Includes: tea/coffee (but please bring your own lunch, there is a large Morrisons supermarket attached to the training centre).

  To make a booking for this training session only, please send an e-mail to

The following training sessions are organised by the British Horse Society and Ramblers members are invited.

  • Date: Sunday 19 March 2017
  • Venue: Bicton Village Hall, Church Lane, Bicton, Shrewsbury SY3 8ER
  • Includes: tea/coffee and lunch

  • Date: Saturday 17 June 2017
  • Venue: Harston Village Hall, 20 High Street, Harston, Cambridge CB22 7PX
  • Includes: tea/coffee and lunch

  • Date: Sunday 18 June 2017
  • Venue: Barnston Village Hall, Chelmsford Road, Barnston, Great Dunmow CM6 1LR
  • Includes: tea/coffee and lunch

To make a booking for these events, please go to the British Horse Society booking page

There is no charge for the event but delegates will have to meet their own travel expenses. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Additional information will be sent to delegates nearer the time.

Please take a copy of ‘Rights of Way - Restoring the Record’ with you if you have one, and a laptop to take part in some practical activities. (Smart phones and tablets may not be suitable for all activities but may be better than nothing.) Wi-fi is provided.

More dates and venues will be announced shortly.

Read more about the work volunteers are doing to find lost ways.