Scouting for route changes
Over time, small changes to footpath "furniture" require the walk directions to be updated. You can help us keep the walks as up-to-date as possible by spotting these changes and feeding them back.
Things to be on the lookout for
- Gates or fences that have been removed
- Stiles that have fallen into disuse (bypassed)
- Stiles that have been replaced by gates
- Waymark posts referenced in the directions that have disappeared or new ones that have appeared which confuse the directions
What to do when you spot a directions issue
- Take a photo. This helps us visualise what has changed as we've walked the routes enough ourselves to have a visual memory of them and this could save us a 100 mile round trip.
- If you're using the app, click on the "actions" button next to the direction on the directions screen and then "report an issue with this direction". Describe what's changed and include your photo(s).
- If you're not using the app, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and attach your photo(s). As well as what's changed, don't forget to tell us which walk you were doing and the direction number where you spotted the issue.
Footpath access problems
If a footpath is overgrown or has broken stiles/gates/steps, again take a photo but instead let the Local Authority Countryside Team know.