Can you help us improve paths and access in Denbighshire?
We are looking for volunteers to get involved with our work to help us put walking at the heart of communities in the county
17 October 2023
Ramblers Cymru, Wales’s largest walking charity, has been awarded funding from Denbighshire County Council’s allocation of the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund, which will support a Community Outreach project to help communities improve their paths and access.
The 1-year project will work to encourage local people in the Llandrillo and Tremeirchion area to learn about and enjoy their paths, as well as develop new practical path maintenance skills.
Heather Martin, Ramblers Cymru’s Regional Officer for Denbighshire said: “We are looking for volunteers to get involved with our work to help us put walking at the heart of communities and provide people with the opportunity to learn new skills. If you are passionate about walking in your community, then we would love to hear from you.”
Cllr Jason McLellan, Denbighshire County Council’s Leader and Lead Member for Economic Growth & Tackling Deprivation, said: “The Council is delighted to have been able to award Ramblers Cymru funding from Denbighshire’s allocation of the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund for this exciting project encouraging local people to learn more about their paths and develop practical path maintenance skills.
“Our paths are gateways that connect our communities and help us get out into the natural environment and connect people to their paths by looking at long term solutions to managing them on a local level.”
Alongside the management of the paths, it is hoped that by improving the provision of local paths will help more people get out into the outdoors and experience the well-known health and wellbeing benefits on offer, helping to make the local communities greener and healthier places to live and explore.
To launch the project, we will be holding community events in Llandrillo (24 October) and Tremeirchion (26 October) register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and come along to find out about the work and some of the partnerships we want to develop.
The Community Outreach project has received £88,332 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
The UK government has so far allocated around £331 million to projects in Wales through the Levelling Up Fund and Community Ownership Fund.