Map of lost paths

We've searched all of England and Wales and found over 49,000 miles of paths that could be lost forever, unless we come together to save them.

Don't Lose Your Way

The government recently announced it would be implementing a deadline of 2031 to save these paths, despite announcing in 2022 that it wanted to remove the deadline. After that date we will no longer be able to claim rights of way based on historic evidence.

This means that time is running out to save our right to access these paths.

We need volunteers throughout England and Wales to prioritise, research and apply for the paths to be restored, protecting them for generations to come.

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Explore the map to see the lost paths we have discovered in your local area


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

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