Pathways Partnership Carmarthenshire

Supporting volunteers to survey Carmarthenshire’s Public Rights of Way


Over 2500km of Public Rights of Way  

The county of Carmarthenshire has over 2500km of Paths (Public rights of way - PROW), but details of the paths, bridges, stiles, gates , and signage on the more rural path network and bridleways are only partially known at present. To gain up-to-date information, we’re looking for volunteers to help us record and report these issues to the council’s digital mapping system (CAMS). Alongside surveying, volunteers can borrow a basic toolkit bag to help with minor maintenance along survey routes. 

By being on the ground, volunteers can enjoy the benefits of the outdoors, but will also be helping to gather valuable, up-to-date information which will help to resolve issues to maintain and open Public Right of Way access across communities.  


Supporting Volunteers 

Volunteers will be assigned survey routes as much as possible within their local area, but this flexible role will allow volunteers to choose the length of surveys, as well as carry out surveying within their own time. 

All volunteers will receive a short training session to cover the survey method, how to report issues on the digital mapping system (CAMS), as well as how to keep yourself safe. These sessions will be online and in-person across the county and as a volunteer, you’ll be supported by our Carmarthenshire Project Officer. 

To find out more about the project and what will be involved, please read our role description. 


Ready to Volunteer? 

Everyone has rights and responsibilities in the countryside and this project is open to anyone who wants to be involved. 

Do you believe that people should have the right to access the countryside and want to help collect valuable data to help issues get resolved? If so, then please fill in our Expression of Interest Form (paper copies are available, please contact us if you need us to send you one). 

There is currently no closing date for this role, but upcoming training dates are planned for March 2024 and again in the Summer of 2024. 


Find out more 

If you have any further questions, please contact Amy Goodwin  

This project “Developing Volunteer Resource to survey, manage and maintain public rights of way (PROW) in Carmarthenshire” received £45000 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund 

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