Stoke Newcastle Ramblers

Where walking is a pleasure

Pathwatch launch update

Ramblers are planning a media launch during the week of 14 – 20 November to bring attention to the report, encourage people to download the new Pathwatch app, and get people signed up to our new campaign. The launch will involve some of our path maintenance teams tackling path problems on Offa’s Dyke, showcasing the wonderful work Ramblers do to protect our path network – work we want to build on across England and Wales.

The campaign

We know that our rights of way are an asset – for transport, the economy and for our health and wellbeing. We need local authorities, at all levels, to see that value and give the necessary support to the network. We will be working with them, and with you, to achieve this change in behaviour and practice. This will involve helping local authorities access different sources of funding, and showing how working across different teams within authorities can maximise the value of the network (e.g. how rights of way are a concern for health teams as well as highway teams).

We will be asking volunteers from across the organisation to give their advice and expertise to this four year project as part of a Pathwatch sounding board – helping us shape the campaign as it progresses. If you’d be interested in being involved in this way, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We also know we need to convince the wider walking public of the value of rights of way. Although there are millions of walkers in England and Wales, we believe that interest in maintaining rights of way is comparatively low. We want to change that and encourage more people to monitor and maintain rights of way. With more public interest and support for rights of way, there will be greater political will to recognise their value and invest resources into their maintenance.

The Pathwatch campaign will therefore seek support from those who don't currently support the network, as well as from those who do. There will be activity aimed at all walkers so they can contribute to our aim of a well maintained path network across England and Wales by 2020. 

If you’re interested in sharing your advice and expertise as part of a Pathwatch sounding board – helping us shape the campaign as it progresses – please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or require further information.

With kind regards,

Nicky Philpott
Ramblers Director of advocacy and engagement

Message posted by Stephen Merry

If any members make a booking with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, they can nominate our club to receive a small commission on the holiday cost. Recently received:

  • 21/04/16 - 20/10/16 £70
  • 21/10/17 - 20/04/16 £100
  • 21/04/17 - 21/10/17  £80

These funds are given with no strings attached, and can be used entirely at the discretion of the Committee.

Cotswold Outdoor

As a Ramblers' Member, there is now a 15% discount available at Cotswold Outdoor. They have a stores at the Wyevale Garden Centre (Bridgemere), Bakewell and Manchester.

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And a 20% for your first purchase with the voucher which comes in the membership pack.

Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking
Tuesday, May 22, 2018