Footpaths and Rights of Way
The Ramblers organization is committed to ensuring that the Public Rights of Way (Footpaths, Bridleway and Byways) throughout the United Kingdom are accessible to all users. To do this they have created a network of Footpath Secretaries who cover the country. Each individual Ramblers group is responsible for a geographic area. The Godalming and Haslemere group have three Footpath Secretaries and cover the Waverley borough of Surrey except for some areas in the west of the borough around Farnham.
The Footpath Secretaries investigate rights of way problems such as blockages and poor signing, investigate proposed diversions, closures or creations of Rights of Way, and comment on the effects of proposed planning applications to Rights of Way.
Report a footpath problem
If you have experienced any problems with a Right of Way please report it to us using the online form on the Ramblers’ website. If possible please give the two-letter six-figure map reference (e.g. SU974371) to help us locate the problem and ensure it is directed to the correct area for action. A Rambler volunteer may contact you if further clarification is needed.
Help to Maintain the Rights of Way Network
Godalming and Haslemere Ramblers also organise monthly work parties to repair rights of way in conjunction with Surrey County Council. The work varies from cutting back overgrown paths and replacing signs, to installing gates and bridges.
On the Reports page are brief accounts of some of the work undertaken.
On the Photos page are photographs of some of the work.