Join the Big Pathwatch and together, we will walk every right of way in England and Wales to build up a national picture of the state of our footpaths – the first time this has ever been done! But more than that, we’ll use the results to find the long term solutions to protect our paths for years to come. It’s as easy as going for a walk!
Useful information to help you get started
Download this free app to take part in The Big Pathwatch. Make sure you have a good internet (Wi-Fi) connection before you download as when you login for the 1st time it will download 69Mb of background mapping. This may take a few minutes – be patient, it will get there!
To take part in the Big Pathwatch and help us build a national picture of the state of our footpaths, we need you to register so that we can collect and manage the data properly. You can do this via the app or you can choose to do this online via our website, where there’s lots more information, and use the app on your mobile device only when you are out on your walk. If you do register and adopt squares on the website, once you’re logged in to the app, tap the ‘sync’ button on the home screen to download details from the website to the app.
If you need help when using the app, tap the (?) at the top of the screen. There’s also lots of helpful information on our website. Don’t forget you can adopt squares using your PC or Mac - just remember to sync your app to make sure you have all your squares on your mobile or tablet when you go walking.
If you do have any trouble getting started, please do get in touch on [email protected]
– our helpful team are on hand with advice to help you get started!
The Ramblers helps everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protects the places we all love to walk. It’s the only charity dedicated to looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks, opening up new places to explore and encouraging everyone to get outside and discover how walking boosts your health and your happiness. We want England and Wales to be a place where people want to go walking. The Big Pathwatch will help us protect our footpaths for generations to come.
Pathwatch is supported by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, the charitable trust of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays
Enjoy your walk!