Help protect Snowdonia’s footpaths

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Join the Big Pathwatch!

Join the Ramblers‘ ambitious campaign to protect and improve our glorious footpaths in England and Wales.

Please also take part in the Welsh Government’s consultation on Improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation, to which the Snowdonia Society is putting together a response. (See below.)

Do you love your local footpaths and worry about them becoming overgrown or bridges and styles not being maintained? The ramblers have launched an ambitious project to survey all public footpaths in Wales and England. And we can all help!

Wherever you walk, you can use a new app to tell them what you find. They’ll then try to fix the problems that we find. And together we’ll keep our paths open for everyone to enjoy.

Check out the Big Pathwatch now.

Improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation

Snowdonia Society is putting together its response to Welsh Government’s consultation on Improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation.

Key to our submission will be protection of the existing Rights of Way network and emphasis on responsible recreation and use. We will highlight the need for resources to achieve the best outcomes in sensitive situations, where the solutions often involve active management of access. There is scope for tying up a number of loose ends, but this is also a chance to begin a more fundamental discussion on access as a relationship between the public, user groups, landowners, and the countryside.
In Scotland the Land Reform Act 2004 established statutory rights of non motorised access (walking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing) to most areas of land and inland water. Clearly we in Wales can learn from this experience.

Click here to take part in the consultation.  Responses need to reach Welsh Government by 2nd October.2015.

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