We work within the framework of the Ramblers national organisation to protect and maintain the Public Rights of Way (PROW) within the Bolton and surrounding area. This includes participating in the restoring and creating of new paths through Ramblers’ campaigns, such as “DLYW” and the Greater Manchester initiative of the “BEE network of paths”.
We liaise with Bolton MBC and other community organisations to ensure the footpaths remain accessible and open to the public. The Footpath Secretary is responsible for scrutinising planning applications received to ensure there are no infringements of the PROW and to make objections, where applicable, to safeguard the footpaths within our community.
The Bolton Group organises a small group of volunteers to carry out monthly maintenance and clearance work of the network of local footpaths. We work closely with Bolton MBC on the work to be done. Shared funding with local councils is available for improvement projects or when stiles, steps etc. fall into disrepair and need replacing.