Footpath Problems


Infomation for Walk Leaders or anyone encountering a problem on a Public Right of Way

All problems that cause serious difficulty in accessing a path, eg disruption by ploughing and cropping, missing footbridges, obstructions, missing signs, overgrown paths , closures  or broken stiles, should be reported to Shropshire Council

If possible:

  • take a photo of the problem
  • identify the Grid Reference of the location
  • identify the route number *

then  email  attaching a photograph. Please ensure you copy Neil Mosley on

      If you prefer please report the problem to our footpath secretary Neil Mosley  on 01743 271531 or mobile 07852 358950.

After E mailing you will receive the following message

 * to obtain a route number for the path, use this link to Shropshire Greatoutdoors on-line mapping tool. Use the left hand box to click on Rights of Way, zoom in to show OS features. Then use a left mouse click on the path until an information box appears..

Shropshire Council published a bulletin on the 30th April 2018 detailing the process for recording. rights of way issues. The bulletin can be viewed here.

The Ramblers procedure is aligned with this procedure.

The full Shrewsbury Ramblers Group procedure can be viewed here.