Adopting a path allows individual people, families, local user groups, schools, community and voluntary organisations to choose a path to look after.

There are footpaths, bridleways and byways available to adopt in every part of the County Borough. You can choose a path to adopt or we can find one to suit you in your area.  We will provide you with a description of your path and a map showing where it goes. We will also provide a simple report form for you to complete and return by post or email.

Adopt a Path volunteers will follow their chosen path at least twice a year and send in a completed report form about its condition and ease of use.

The Adopt and Path Report Form is available here as a (pdf). If you have an issue to report and are not part of the scheme please email:

The information you provide will help the Council to keep the Rights of Way network in good condition for everyone to enjoy. Volunteers are not required to approach landowners or do any practical work on the path.

If you would like to Adopt a Path please get in touch by emailing:

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