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.
Ensuring the vision of those pioneering Ramblers who brought about the landmark protection is carried forward.
‘In a confused state’
A popular Ramblers guide reveals how problematic old footpath laws were.
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.