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Call for communities across Wales to submit their interest to improve local paths and nature

Do you want to put walking at the heart of your community? Ramblers Cymru can help!

Credit: Ramblers Cymru

As part of our Paths to Wellbeing project, we are looking to give communities across Wales the tools and training needed to identify and design new routes and enhance and upgrade existing ones, all with the support of a Paths to Wellbeing regional project officer.

We will work together to help promote access to green spaces for members of your local community to enjoy. You can be a core part of this flagship project, gaining a vast range of new skills with expert support and guidance from Ramblers Cymru and partners!

As well as enhancing the walking environment, we will also help nature along the way, with activities such as tree planting, wildflower sowing and wildlife activity days. Not only will you make your community greener for nature to thrive, but it will be a great opportunity to bring the community together with activities for everyone to get involved in! We want to see people of all ages and backgrounds getting involved!

Olie Wicks, the new South and West Wales team leader said: “We want to put walking at the heart of our communities. This is a fantastic opportunity to work at a grass-roots level to look at access to walking, to showcase all the amazing environmental benefits this project can bring to communities and for them to highlight all the beautiful places across the country!”

18 communities across Wales will be selected for development, including free training for volunteers, so if you would like to see access and nature improvements where you live, please email [email protected] and provide the following information:

  • The name of your community;
  • A contact address;
  • Name of the lead contact for the group and telephone number;
  • Approximate number of volunteers likely to get involved;
  • A brief description of why this would benefit your community.

The deadline for submissions is the 15 August 2021.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.