Our countryside paths are one of Britain’s most precious assets. Hidden in plain sight, they allow all of us to access and enjoy the countryside. Whether you're a walker, nature lover or wild swimmer, there is a path awaiting you. But keeping them in good condition requires hard work and investment.
As we prepare to leave the EU, the government is developing a new set of rules for how the countryside will be managed long into the future, as part of the Agriculture Bill. It is vital that these rules protect our right - and the right of future generations - to access and enjoy the countryside.
Across Great Britain, path protectors including farmers, Ramblers’ volunteers and walkers play a vital role in keeping paths open, maintaining gates and bridges and preventing our paths from becoming blocked or overgrown.
But they need your help and the support of government to ensure our paths are protected for generations to come.
Together, we can ensure that whenever you need it, your path awaits.
From walkers to photographers to micro adventurers, find out why people want to keep paths open, and let us know why you want to protect paths.
The UK's departure from the EU means that a new agriculture policy needs to be developed. This is likely to have an impact on access to the countryside. Find out about the proposed policy.
Write to your MP and join us in calling for an Agriculture Bill that protects and enhances public rights of way.
Agriculture is a devolved issue, and the situation across the nation varies. Find out more below: