The Bolton Ramblers Group is a member of the Greater Manchester and High Peak Area, which is part of the nationwide Ramblers association. We work within the framework of the national organisation to protect and maintain the Public Rights of Way (PROW) within Bolton and the surrounding area.
We liaise with Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council and other community organisations to ensure the footpaths remain accessible and open to the public. The Footpath Secretary is responsible for the scrutinising all planning applications received to ensure there are no infringements of public rights of way and make objections, where applicable, to safeguard the footpaths within our community.
The Bolton Group organise a small group of volunteers to carry out monthly maintenance and clearance work on the network of local footpaths. We work closely with Bolton MBC on the work to be done. Shared funding with local councils is available for improvement projects or when stiles, steps etc. fall into disrepair and need replacing.
In the past, we have been involved with the Woodland Trust, Wildlife Trust, Forestry Commission and the Cutacre development on countryside projects and will continue to do so.
New members are always welcome!
We want the public and members of the Ramblers to enjoy the countryside and so produce and advertise our led walks programmes, which are shown on the right of this linked page. These walks range from short 3 to 5-mile walks in the local area to coach rambles that provide 5 to 12-mile walks around northern England including the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, North Wales and the Peak District. We participate in “back to walking” initiatives with local health authorities and senior welfare organisations.
In 2018, the Bolton Group celebrated its 50th anniversary.
For further information, contact Jeanne Lauder, General Secretary, on 01204 527816 or use the links shown on this page.