Footpaths & Bridleways
The County of Gloucestershire, which has some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain, including a large part of the famous Cotswolds AONB, is blessed with a wide network of public footpaths and bridleways. The Highways Authority responsible for their upkeep is Gloucestershire County Council and they have recently completed a groundbreaking survey of the entire Rights of Way network in which every sign, stile, gate, bridge or other aspect of each path has been digitally recorded.
Gloucestershire Area Ramblers work closely with the County Council Public Rights of Way Office to ensure that the network of paths is well maintained and that any problems such as obstructions, overgrowth, ploughing up of paths, damaged stiles, missing signs etc are reported and monitored.
If you wish to report any problem that you may have encountered during a walk you can do so either via the Ramblers website using a Path Problem Report form at email@example.com or contact the Gloucestershire County Council Rights of Way office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can report any problems to our Area Footpaths Officer, Jill Byrne at email@example.com or contact individual Group Footpath Secretaries (see Local Groups on this website).
Grid references are a good way of identifying the exact location of any problem and we have a simple guide on how to work it out.
National and local contacts
The Ramblers Central Office 2nd Floor,
87-90 Albert Embankment,
Tel: +44 (0) 207 339 8500
Gloucestershire County Council,
Tel: +44 (0) 1452 425649