Walking issues

A group of people laying boards to create a new path

A picture of our paths

Making journeys on foot improves our physical and mental wellbeing and brings a multitude of benefits to society and the environment, so it’s vital that we
preserve and protect footpaths. Across Britain, we’re addressing the challenges facing our path network – and asking you to get involved.

A dirt path between dense trees

Join the hunt for lost paths

Finding forgotten paths just got much easier, thanks to the introduction of the Ramblers’ new online tool. Discover why we should all be playing ‘spot the difference’ this spring.

Black and white photo, Man in walking gear in the foreground and hills in the background.

Update on the Glover Review

Ensuring the vision of those pioneering Ramblers who brought about the landmark protection is carried forward.

Black and white photo, Man in walking gear in the foreground and hills in the background.

Before 1949

‘In a confused state’
A popular Ramblers guide reveals how problematic old footpath laws were.

Black and white photo, Man in walking gear in the foreground and hills in the background.

1949 Act

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the legislation that sought to protect our natural assets and throw them open to the masses. The result of sustained
lobbying by pioneers of the national parks’ movement, including visionary campaigners from the Ramblers, the 1949 Act safeguarded our rights of way
and laid the foundations for national trails and protected landscapes.