There was nothing quite like tackling a path overgrown with brambles and bushes and in two hours of cheerful activity, on a beautiful day, making it possible for the path to be used again. It's satisfying, fun and good exercise! Get involved if you can!

The footpath team of volunteers were set some challenging tasks in 2018 working on flooded, blocked and over grown paths in and around the Bolton area.

The footpaths Bolton 382 and 383 had been badly neglected and it took two attempts in March and May before these could be walked again (April date cancelled due to bad weather). There were a number of decaying trees that had fallen across these two paths, some we could remove but others we had to call in Bolton Council to have contractors to cut down and clear away. A job well done.

June saw us working on Westhoughton 211, see photos below, that had become overgrown with brambles, nettles and weeds.


Volunteers are all members of the Ramblers Association, and are insured by the RA. We meet once a month for 2 hours on Tuesday mornings and aim to make a difference to our wonderful footpath network.

2018 Maintenance Dates - All Tuesday dates - November 13th.

You must be a member of the RA in order to participate.