East Surrey Walkers

Walking for Pleasure

Volunteer Path Roles

Path Checkers

Many of our members volunteer to act as Parish Path Checkers. They endeavour to walk the local paths regularly and to report any problems of which they become aware to the Local Footpath Secretary. Some Path Checkers cover one parish on their own, the larger parishes are mostly covered by teams of 5 or 6 volunteers who are allocated a section of the parish. We presently have some parishes vacant so, if you are interested in taking on this role, please contact Tony Pearson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Volunteer Path Wardens

We also have a number of members who have been trained by Surrey C.C. as Individual Volunteer Footpath Wardens. This enables them to undertake minor vegetation clearance and to install waymark discs, where missing. If you are interested in being advised when the next course is held, please contact Tony Pearson.

 

Path Inspectors

In 2011 the Surrey Area of The Ramblers agreed to take on the semi-annual inspection of rights of way that had previously been undertaken by County Council staff. Originally a local authority BVPI (Best Value Performance Indicator), each half year a computer selected random selection of 2.5% of the rights of way in the county is walked and the state of the paths, stiles, gates, fingerposts, waymarks etc is assessed. The results can then be compared over time and with other local authorities.

East Surrey Walkers presently has 8 members who have attended the required training course and, in May and November, inspect 4 - 5 paths each over a total distance of approximately 3 km. It should take no more than 3 or 4 hours allowing for the time needed to get from one location to another. If you are interested in becoming one of our Path Inspectors, please contact Tony Pearson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and he will add your name for the next scheduled training co