15 July 2015
STEP OUT IN LINCOLNSHIRE FOR THE RAMBLERS BIG PATHWATCH !
People in Lincolnshire are being encouraged to step out for a walk as part of the Big Pathwatch, the Ramblers’ biggest and most ambitious campaign yet aiming to survey every public right of way in England and Wales.
The Lincolnshire Ramblers want people to step out and walk their local paths and report back on what they find using a free smartphone app or the Ramblers website.
Ramblers’ Area Secretary in Lincolnshire,
STUART PARKER, said:
“ We have many amazing paths in our Area, from useful footpaths that allow us to take a shortcut to work to the paths that take us through the our lovely Lincolnshire countryside.
“ We hope everyone who likes walking will get involved.
“ We know lots of people are passionate about looking after their local area and the Big Pathwatch is the perfect opportunity for people to get involved in protecting the many places they love to walk.”
The Big Pathwatch is a project that aiming to walk every right of way in England and Wales to find out what state the paths are in and also work to solve any problems.
The easiest way to get involved is to download the Big Pathwatch smartphone app, which allows people to share their experiences as they walk every right of way within a specific grid square. They’ll be asked to note any problems they encounter, as well as share the positive features of the walk, the beautiful views, any wildlife and interesting landscapes they see.
The results of the Big Pathwatch will allow the Ramblers to create a comprehensive report on the state of the path network, which will be used to campaign for its upkeep
Importantly, the results will enable the Ramblers to come up with other long term solutions to ensure the path network in Lincolnshire is kept clear for years to come.
Those who do not have a smartphone can still take part by downloading materials from the Ramblers website.
To find out more and take part in the Big Pathwatch, visit www.Ramblers.org.uk/bigpathwatch
The Big Pathwatch is supported by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, the charitable trust of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays..