Gloucestershire Area Ramblers - Footpaths & Bridleways

Mid Glos Group walking in a cornfield near Newent

Footpaths & Bridleways

The County of Gloucestershire, which has some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain, including a large part of the famous Cotswolds AONB, is blessed with a wide network of public footpaths and bridleways. The Highways Authority responsible for their upkeep is Gloucestershire County Council and they have recently completed a groundbreaking survey of the entire Rights of Way network in which every sign, stile, gate, bridge or other aspect of each path has been digitally recorded.

Gloucestershire Area Ramblers work closely with the County Council Public Rights of Way Office to ensure that the network of paths is well maintained and that any problems such as obstructions, overgrowth, ploughing up of paths, damaged stiles, missing signs etc are reported and monitored.

If you wish to report any problem that you may have encountered during a walk you can do so either via the Ramblers website using a Path Problem Report form at [email protected] or contact the Gloucestershire County Council Rights of Way office at [email protected]

Alternatively, you can report any problems to our Area Footpaths Officer, Jill Byrne at [email protected] or contact individual Group Footpath Secretaries (see Local Groups on this website).

Grid references are a good way of identifying the exact location of any problem and we have a simple guide on how to work it out.

National and local contacts

The Ramblers Central Office 2nd Floor,
Camelford House,
87-90 Albert Embankment,
Tel: +44 (0) 207 339 8500

Gloucestershire County Council,
PROW Department,
County Hall,
Tel: +44 (0) 1452 425649

The Cotswold Way as it nears Winchcombe from Belas Knapp direction A footbridge near Greet erected by the Ramblers On the Cotswold Way, above Winchcombe