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Ramblers marks busy month

Posted 11 February 2011
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Ramblers marks busy month
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The Ramblers has marked a very busy start to 2011 in its Volunteer Newsletter for February 2011.

During the past month the body has celebrated 75 years in existence and has been campaigning on issues such as the English Coastal Path, cuts to rights-of way budgets by local councils and the proposed sale of England's Forestry Commission land.

The body has also produced some new tags its volunteers can attach to waymarking posts to indicate when they have contributed to the repair of footpaths.

Such activity may benefit those putting on their walking boots and enjoying a trek along what they hope will still be good surfaces.

Some path repairs may require more specialist help, such as the ongoing project at a bridleway between Gatesgarth and Scarth Gap in the Lake District.

Engineers brought in by the national park authority have established poor drainage made the damage caused by the November 2009 floods much worse and the reconstruction of the path will now need additional work done to divert water away.