Conwy Valley Ramblers

protecting footpaths, promoting walking

NEWS, useful information, footpath closure

NEWS and useful information

 

#Awalkinmyshoes

The Motiv8 Team invite you to join a sponsored walk raising money for NHS Awyr Las / Blue Sky Charity to promote mental health and walking

 Saturday 1st July 2017

Register 10.30 - Walk starts 11:00

The Mulberry, Conwy Marina

Coastal walk to the West Shore and back

Various stopping points for buses along the route

Registration fee to join the walk: No fee

Register for sponsors with www.justgiving.com and

join our #Awalkinmyshoes team on Just Giving.

Or email for a sponsorship form

 

Contact for Welsh version or further details:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.motiv8northwestwales.org

       MOTIV8NWWALES

       Motiv8-North West Wales

Tel: 01492 532164

Charity Number: 1138976

Starting point: The Mulberry, Conwy Marina, Ellis Way, Conwy LL32 8GU

 

The Big Pathwatch

This summer the Ramblers will be calling on walkers to help with its biggest and most ambitious footpath survey. The Big Pathwatch is the only project that aims not only to walk every right of way in England and Wales to find out what state the paths are in, but also to help fix any problems.

Walkers will be able to download the free Big Pathwatch smartphone app and share their experiences as they walk every right of way within a specific grid square. They’ll be asked to share the positive features of the walk, the beautiful views or interesting landscapes they see, as well as noting any problems they encounter.

The results of the Big Pathwatch will allow the Ramblers to create a comprehensive report on the state of the path network, which will be used to campaign for its upkeep. Where possible, Ramblers’ path maintenance teams will be heading out to fix problems found through the survey, clearing brambles and other overgrown vegetation, improving path surfaces and fixing bridges and gates.

Importantly, the results will enable the Ramblers to come up with other long term solutions to ensure the path network is protected for years to come.

The project will be officially launched on 13 July, and all Ramblers members will be encouraged to sign up and pick a square to survey.  Keep an eye on our website http://www.ramblers.org.uk/pathwatch for pre-registration and further details coming soon.

The Big Pathwatch is generously funded by the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust.  

Maps:

A free resource and one which is easily printed off etc.

 Log into the search engine Bing and then go to Bing maps or just google Bing maps, which automatically displays a standard road map for an area.

 A drop down menu changes the display to an Ordnance survey map which can then be printed off or saved.

ALSO useful

https://www.aqua3.com/easy-read-maps.asp

 Thanks to Chris for those. 

 

Reforming local government consultation

 The Local Government re-organisation could lead to Conwy Council merging with another area so if you have a view on this, please use the consultation

Google     gov.wales

Click on.     Consultation

On the right hand side you will see.  Local government  Click on this 

Select: Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper - Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People

Closing date 28th April 

Thanks to Anne and Ian for the information.

 

Help please.

This web site is part of the Ramblers Webs series set up for groups and areas with the support of volunteers and Ramblers GB.

Our previous webmaster has been unable to continue in the role. Brian's dedication and enthusiasm are sorely missed.

We have lauched this new website which should be easier to keep up to date.

At present, due to time commitments, we feel unable to keep the walks report up.

If you are willing to assist with this, or would like to help develop this site, please contact Joanna(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

You would be most welcome.

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Friday, December 15, 2017