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Thousands of miles of paths across England and Wales could be lost forever if they're not added to the definitive map by 2026. Join the search to help the Ramblers find these lost paths before it's too late.

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Don't Lose Your Way

Our paths are one of our most precious assets. They connect us to our landscapes, our history and the people who formed them over the centuries.

From 1 January 2026 it will no longer be possible to add paths to the definitive map based on historical evidence and any missing paths could be lost forever.

But we don’t know how many paths are missing, or even where they are, and time is running out.

Join the search to help us find these paths and you’ll become part of the movement that puts them back on the map for generations to come!

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As Britain’s leading walking charity, we believe everyone has the right to enjoy the outdoors on foot. We want all paths that are not on the definitive map to be saved before it’s too late, and we can only do this with your help. Please support our work:

Get in touch

Do you have a favourite path? Have your family walked on the same paths for generations? Send us your stories and for any questions: 0203 961 3283

Don't Lose Your Way is generously supported by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust and players of People’s Postcode Lottery