Don’t Lose Your Way – footpaths may be lost forever

The Ramblers represents the interests of walkers in the UK and is currently working with other groups, including horse riders, to ensure that established rights of way are not lost as a result of the government setting a deadline of 2026 to register all existing rights of way.

The Campaign is called ‘Don’t Lose Your Way’

This is what the Ramblers has to say:

We’ve searched all of England and Wales and found over 49,000 miles of paths that could be lost forever, unless we come together to save them.

Our paths are one of our most precious assets, hidden in plain sight, and often taken for granted, they allow everyone to enjoy the countryside, both on our doorstep and across Britain’s iconic landscapes.

With the help of thousands of volunteers we searched all of England and Wales and found over 49,000 miles of paths which could be lost forever. Time is running out, with only five years left to collect the evidence needed to build and submit applications to restore the most important paths for future generations.

Find out how many miles of lost paths are near you

Explore the full map of lost paths

You may also donate to this campaign via the Ramblers’ website.

Cotswold Outdoor, the Ramblers recommended outdoor retailer, has generously kickstarted the crowdfunder with a contribution of £10,000.

The Ramblers is a charity in England & Wales No: 1093577 Scotland No: SC039799