Ramblers Community Outreach (North Wales)
Project lead: Ramblers Cymru
Ramblers Cymru will build on the successful Paths to Wellbeing project, bringing walking and volunteering to a wider audience, and reaching communities with high levels of deprivation and those facing additional barriers to walking and the outdoors. Through targeted consultation and collaboration, Ramblers Cymru will develop a bespoke plan for each community, fully involving the whole community and local partners.
Ramblers Cymru will engage communities and empower local people to be more active in, and proud of, their local places. Using local walking routes as a catalyst, Ramblers Cymru upskills volunteers to improve pathways and increase access to green spaces, as well as creating and promoting new routes, which will increase awareness of local walking opportunities and participation.
Together with the community Ramblers Cymru will audit the existing path network, assess the local need and level of access to paths. Ramblers Cymru will provide training for both self-guided walks, with navigation and map reading, and our Walk Leadership Training enables volunteers to deliver led walks. Ramblers Cymru uses activity days to engage the community which includes themed led walks and improvements to the path network.