We have three Local Footpath Officers (LFO) who are looking to retire, and we really need to find replacements.

An LFO is a very important role in the Ramblers organisation. Each group produces LFOs who, between them, cover all the group’s parishes with respect to proposed modifications to the footpath network – diversions, closures, etc. The planning people have to consult us when thinking about any such change, and it’s the LFO who will consider it and maybe even object on behalf of the Ramblers Association.

So, if you fancy doing something a bit more pro-active in protecting our footpaths, and putting something back in to the organisation, this could be for you. There would of course be an induction/handover period from the people with a wealth of experience that we have in post already.

We really encourage you to think about this: to keep our footpaths alive we really need these roles filled. If you’re at all interested please use the Contact Form

Path Clearance

At the end of August 2016, Mike C, Linton S and Ray L went out to clear a footpath in Birling. It was at the edge of a field where about 20m of rough ground was overgrown and impassable. There was also a bridge over a ditch at the end of the same path which was overgrown. We keep on coming across overgrown paths in Tonbridge & Malling, so don't just ignore them and find a different way around. Let Mike C know. He coordinates clearing paths like this. Even better, volunteer to give a hand. You'll enjoy it and you will be making an improvement not just for us Ramblers, but for all who walk our footpaths.

You can contact Mike C via this website using the Contact Form