Reigate Ramblers

Friends, Fun, Fitness

Reigate Ramblers - helping keep our local paths open

A stroll through a leafy wood, a walk along the Downs to admire the countryside laid out before you, taking the dog out in the morning, cycling along a bridleway – all possible only if the paths you use are open and free from obstruction. As local government budgets are squeezed and priorities changed it is an increasing challenge to spend time and money and employ staff to keep Rights of Way open.

Reigate Ramblers, in common with many other groups around the country, helps local councils by volunteering to clear vegetation on overgrown paths, keep stiles and gates in good repair and replace them where necessary - all to enable us to keep enjoying our time in the countryside. Our team works under the guidance of Surrey County Council to maintain local paths. We have worked near Buckland, Nutfield, on Earlswood Common, around the East Surrey Hospital, on the North Downs ridge, outside of Smallfield in the Priory in Reigate and in many other parts of our beautiful countryside. Please have a look at the images below.

We live in difficult economic times and it is likely that keeping our paths open will not be a priority for local government. As a member of the Ramblers you can join in and help keep our paths open. Contact our Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to volunteer.

If you have a problem with access along a footpath or bridleway you can report it directly to Surrey County Council for action at Report a Problem

Alternatively, report it to one of our two Footpath Secretaries This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for the north of the Reigate and Banstead Borough) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for the south) and they can often liase and chase Surrey County Council for a resolution.

Here is a small selection of the work we have done:

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Sunday, September 24, 2017