Why Britain’s Footpaths are important   Leave a comment

” . . . never omit to explore a footpath, for never was there a footpath yet which did not pass something of interest”.

Walking the Old Ways

The paths will still be there when we can walk properly again. And congratulations to the “Don’t Lose Your Way” Team at The Ramblers who have now completed the first stage of their important campaign to get lost paths back on the map. Well done to everyone who participated. The piece below is from my forthcoming book – a revised and expanded new edition of The Compleat Trespasser, out in May.

We all use paths to access the countryside, whether we consider ourselves ramblers or just use them as somewhere to walk the dog. Or sometimes as a short-cut, the easiest way to get from one place to another. We may well notice our surroundings, the places we walk through, but how many of us consider just why the path is there, why it even exists?DSCF1916

People in this country are fortunate to have a splendid network of public…

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Posted March 27, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

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