Wiltshire Ramblers

at the heart of walking in Wiltshire

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Privacy Policy

Ramblers Central Office Privacy Policy by can be located here

This is a privacy policy for the groups that form the Wiltshire Ramblers, namely North West Wiltshire, Mid-Wiltshire, North-East Wiltshire, South Wiltshire and West Wiltshire. Our homepage on the Web is located at https://www.wiltsswindonramblers.org.uk.

Wiltshire Ramblers does not collect personal information via this website in addition to any such information already collected by Ramblers Central Office. For details of personal information collected by Ramblers Central Office please click here to view a copy of their privacy policy. 

Wiltshire Ramblers conforms to all parts of the Ramblers Central Office Privacy policy.

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Footpath Work

Heavy Gang's task in Jan&Feb

 Take a look at the difference the Heavy Gang made to a very overgrown path in Britford.(BT15) Click here.P1020816cDSC00165cropP1020793


What we do

The footpath secretaries have one main function that is to represent Ramblers interests on all matters regarding Rights of Way. This is achieved in several ways:

  1. By maintaining a good relationship with the Rights of Way Warden for South Wiltshire
  2. Two groups of volunteers who do practical work, known as heavy gang and light gang
  3. Through the footpath committee
  4. Parish Reps
  5. Attending public inquiries to represent Ramblers interests
  6. Carrying out Footpath surveys in conjunction with Wiltshire Council. The results of these feed into the council's maintenance programme.

Heavy Gang

The Heavy Gang works at least one day each month helping Wiltshire Council repair and upgrade paths in the network. The work as the name suggests involves use of heavy hand tools such as spades and sledge hammers and movement of materials. Some examples of the work carried out can be seen on this site by clicking on the Footpath Work Photos links.

If you are interested in joining this group please contact Graham Read by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone on 01722 710796.

Footpath Committee

The Footpath Committee, which is a sub-committee of the main Group Committee, are the main contact point with Wiltshire Council regarding The Right of Way network in our area. We discuss and comment on proposals to close, divert and create paths. We receive the submitted footpath problems, report these, monitor progress and any action taken. Minutes of the committee can be read by clicking on the links on the left of this page. We would welcome anyone interested in footpaths to join the committee which meets once every two months on a Monday afternoon. These meetings are usually attended by a member of Wiltshire Council's Rights of Way team. Please contact Norman Martin by telephone on 01725 511989 or byThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Parish Reps

We also have a number of members who keep an eye on the paths in the parish they reside in. These parish reps walk their local paths and report any problems that they feel they cannot deal with themselves. We supply way marks for these people to use as necessary. Some of the reps have a good relationship with their parish councils. Believe it or not there are 76 parishes in South Wiltshire. If you are interested in helping in this way please contact Graham or Norman.

If you do come across any footpath issues during your travels then please report them on our Report a Footpath Problem page.