There was nothing quite like tackling a path overgrown with brambles and bushes and in two hours of cheerful activity, on a beautiful day, making it possible for the path to be used again. It's satisfying, fun and good exercise! Get involved if you can!

The 'before and after' photographs have recorded the difference the team could make, and the comments of passing local walkers made it clear that our contribution was valued. The opening up of paths provide unexpected revelations of a pretty stretch of woodland on Westhoughton 211.


We have recorded the work recently done on the Worsley 102 footpath, please take a look at the progress we made when the team tackled a much overgrown path.

PHOTOS from July 2017 Maintenance Work ---------------------Click to View

We continue to enjoy a very positive collaboration with Bolton Council's officer responsible for footpaths. He is clearly grateful for the voluntary help given, and backs up our efforts with practical assistance and suggestions; in return we feel he is always ready to respond to our concerns. The maintenance of paths and the protection of our access to the countryside remain in good hands.

Volunteers are all members of the Ramblers Association, and are insured by the RA. We meet once a month for 2 hours on Tuesday mornings and aim to make a difference to our wonderful footpath network.

2017/18 Maintenance Dates - All Tuesday dates - March 13th and April 10th

You must be a member of the RA in order to participate.