Pathwatch is the Ramblers app designed to protect, improve and celebrate paths. Using the app you can record features (both good and bad) whilst out walking, and we’ll use what you send us to campaign and find long term solutions to protect our paths for years to come.
We’ll also look at all the path problems reported and work in close collaboration with local authorities to see what can be done.
Using the app you can report features in England, Wales and Scotland, and download detailed maps to see rights of way near you.
Download this free app to start recording features. Make sure you have a good internet (Wi-Fi) connection before you download as when you login for the 1st time it will download background mapping data. This will take a few minutes – be patient, it will get there! If you need help when using the app, tap the (?) at the top of the screen.
To take part 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, and use the app on your mobile device only when you are out on your walk.
If you do have any trouble getting started, please do get in touch through firstname.lastname@example.org – our helpful team are on hand with advice to help you get started!
This app originally started off as The Big Pathwatch - a project to build up a national picture of the state of our footpaths – the first time this was ever been done! This was kindly supported by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, the charitable trust of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. The collected information formed a detailed report on the path network.
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.
Enjoy your walk!