The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, the Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. They have achieved so much over very many years of campaigning for walkers’ access rights and we’re proud to have stood alongside them in this work and given many millions of pounds to assist with their valuable achievements.
The current support to the value of £300,000 is focused on the Big Pathwatch project, the biggest ever footpath survey.
They have made a number of small grants over the past 6 months, supporting the footpath network in the UK. These include signage for Heritage Walks in the Vale of Snaith, footpath improvements along the Stour Valley Way near Gillingham, Dorset. Other grants awarded recently are funds to support a website for the Cotswold Way Association and woodland exploration weekends in Scotland.