Farnham & District Ramblers

South-west Surrey

Footpath maintenance

We organise a regular maintenance programme on a week day in the summer months, usually a Tuesday (see left). This work is always done in co-operation with the Rights of 'Way team who supply tools, equipment. This consists of working parties whose aim is to:
  • repair stiles
  • erect finger posts
  • clear vegetation
  • general maintenance of paths

Have a look at Footpath News for further information on forthcoming and recent maintenance days.

If interested please contact Allan Bird on 01252 722126.

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Advice for maintenance volunteers: 

  • Please bring a packed lunch if you can stay all day, but if you can only manage half a day please come.
  • Please wear old clothes (not shorts). We have enough strong gardening type gloves but if you have a strong pair you like using please bring them and don’t forget your waterproofs if raining or damp. Please wear strong leather boots if you do not have SCC steel toe capped boots.
  • Please advise Allan Bird in advance if you are over 75, as we have to notify SCC names and addresses as one of the terms of the insurance cover.

If you encounter a path in the local area that needs attention please click on this link and complete the form.

Footpath Secretaries and Wardens

We have three Footpath Secretaries looking after the Parishes from Pirbright in the north to Thursley in the south, including the non-parished Farnham and adjoining villages (Farnham, Badshot Lea, Wrecclesham and Hale).

Over the last few years we have set up a Footpath Wardens Scheme who have enjoyed Surrey County Council training and have basic tools for rewaymarking , simple vegetation clearing, and basic stile repair. We have 19 Wardens one for each Parish / district  If after reading this if you would like to become a Warden please contact Susie Duffy Tel 01252 795837.

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