In Powys our volunteers are working within three local communities; Welshpool, Rhayader and Llanwrthyl, alongside Powys County Council’s Countryside Services & Outdoor Recreation team as part of Natural Resources Wales, Healthy, Active Outdoors, Community Liaison Project which enables Town and Community Councils to take responsibility of their public rights of way network using volunteers from the community.
Welshpool Town Council have recruited volunteers and are already carrying out practical maintenance work on paths following training delivered by Powys County Council. They have identified several circular walks around the town and are currently working with us to produce leaflets for these.
It is hoped these routes can be waymarked and a celebratory launch event to engage more local people in walking can take place soon.
Rhayader Town Council and Llanwrthyl Community Councils are busy recruiting volunteers and path maintenance training will soon be delivered by Powys County Council.
These walks are part of the Paths for People community walking project which is managed by Ramblers Cymru with funding from the People's Postcode Lottery.