We've searched all of England and Wales and found over 49,000 miles of paths that could be lost forever, unless we come together to save them. 

Our paths are one of our most precious assets, hidden in plain sight, and often taken for granted, they allow everyone to enjoy the countryside, both on our doorstep and across Britain’s iconic landscapes. 

With the help of thousands of volunteers we searched all of England and Wales and found over 49,000 miles of paths which could be lost forever. Time is running out, with only five years left to collect the evidence needed to build and submit applications to restore them for future generations. 

We need your support

Find out how many miles of lost paths we have discovered in your local area and donate today to help us save them before they're lost forever.

Cotswold Outdoor, our recommended outdoor retailer, have generously kickstarted our crowdfunder with a contribution of £10,000.

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FAQs

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.

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The role of volunteers

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.

How we're saving lost paths

Identifying potential lost rights of way is just the start of a long process to put them back on the map. There are five four more steps to saving them.

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FIND.MAP.SAVE.

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

Explore lost paths

We’ve found over 49,000 miles of lost paths across England and Wales. 

Find out how many we have discovered in your local area.

 

Donate today to help us save these paths before they’re lost forever. 

Cotswold Outdoor, our recommended outdoor retailer, have generously kickstarted our crowdfunder with a contribution of £10,000.