The British Horse Society and The Ramblers have joined forces to run four restoring the record training courses across England. The aim of the training events is to enthuse, enable and empower rights of way researchers to make definitive map modification order applications to ensure that routes that would be extinguished in 2026 are saved from the cut off date. The course will be presented by Sarah Bucks and Phil Wadey authors of ‘Rights of Way Restoring the Record.’
The days will concentrate on identifying routes, the key sources of evidence of historic ways, where that information is located, what it can tell us, and how a systematic research method is the best way forward.
Mark Weston, Director of Access The British Horse Society said ‘We are thrilled to be working with the Ramblers on this important initiative. It is important that we encourage as many people as possible to research their local routes to ensure that they are correctly recorded on the definitive map so they are not lost to future generations come 2026.’
Janet Davis, Senior Policy at the Ramblers adds "There is much to be done to ensure that our historic path network is properly researched and recorded before the 2026 cut-off date. These events will ensure that volunteers from both organisations have the knowledge they need to do the job."
The day is free to attend and a cold buffet lunch will be provided.