The Ramblers’ Association is a registered charity (England & Wales No 1093577, Scotland No SC039799) and company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (No 4458492)
Registered office: 2nd Floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW
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Pre-walking our routes not only makes the leader look incredibly assured and confident on the day (well, it helps!), it's also that we do sometimes find paths that are blocked or changed, meaning re-routes are required. If you do find an issue with a path when out walking, please report it, so something can be done about it. Here is advice on how to do this - or you can just complete this report form
Or contact Allan:
Tel: 01454884145 or via e-mail
Footpath problems - If it’s blocked report it!
Springfield Farm, Horton, South Gloucestershire
Many members will know that the use of footpaths across Springfield Farm, Horton, South Gloucestershire has effectively been denied to walkers due to the aggressive attitude of the landowner.
For more information see attached files: Background information and the result of the appeal. Thanks to Ron Phelps for the information.
Rights of Way Law
Rights of way have the same status in law as any other highway, and so there is a requirement for them to be kept open and usable. This duty lies with the highway authority for an area (i.e. the county council or unitary authority). For more information click here.
Public rights of way - South Gloucestershire Council
As the highway authority for South Gloucestershire, we are responsible for 783 miles (1257km) of public rights of way. The council aims to help you make the most of the opportunities available to you. For more information click here.
More information is contained in the RAMBLERS RIGHTS OF WAY VOLUNTEERS’ HANDBOOK
Rights of way campaigning and research has just been made easier, with the addition of an all-new search function to 'Blue Book Extra’ (BBE); the on-line companion to “Rights of Way: A Guide to Law and Practice”.
Known simply as ‘the Blue Book’, the Guide is the definitive manual for rights-of-way law in England and Wales. The BBE online companion links to the online publications and judgements available in the Blue Book, and provides access to new judgements, documents and downloadable information to compliment the Book – ensuring we are always kept up to date.
This is a journal detailing the latest development in rights of way law and policy. It's aimed at those who volunteer in a rights of way role such as Footpath Secretary, Practical Path Worker and Path Maintenance Coordinators.