The British Horse Society and The Ramblers have joined forces for another year to hold Restoring the Record training courses across England.
The aim of the training events is to enthuse, enable and empower rights of way researchers to make definitive map modification order applications to ensure routes that would be extinguished in 2026 are saved from the cut off date.
Learn how to identify historical routes and the key resources used to study them from two acknowledged experts in the field, Sarah Bucks and Dr Phil Wadey, co-authors of 'Rights of Way Restoring the Record'. Find out what your evidence can unlock and how to create a systematic research method to investigate your routes.
Mark Weston, Director of Access for The British Horse Society said: "We are thrilled to be working with the Ramblers on this important initiative. It is imperative we encourage as many people as possible to research their local routes to ensure they are not lost to future generations come 2026."
Janet Davis, Senior Policy at the Ramblers, added: "There is much to be done to ensure that our historic path network is properly researched and recorded before the 2026 cut-off date. These events will ensure that volunteers from both organisations have the knowledge they need to do the job."
This training day is FREE using national funds from The British Horse Society and The Ramblers Association, and local funds under the auspices of the Leicestershire Local Access Forum.
Refreshments will be available and lunch (sandwiches and cake) will be provided. Please bring along a laptop and extension lead and note taking materials. If you have special dietary requirements, please bring some food/drink with you.
Travel and parking:
From M1 South Leave at Junction 22 and follow signs for Coalville (A511).
From M1 North at Junction 23a take the A42
From A42/M42 leave at the Ashby de la Zouch junction and take the signs for Coalville (A511)
All: Follow the Town Centre signing off the town bypass (Stephenson Way). This should bring you to the traffic light-controlled x-roads beside the 1920s war memorial Clock Tower. Follow the signs for Hugglescote into Belvoir Road (probably straight ahead).
After going across a set of railway lines MRC is a short way ahead on the left, on the corner of Melbourne Road.
The most convenient car parking is a short distance further along Belvoir Road, on the right. You have to pay but it is not expensive. If this is full, return to MRC and turn right into Melbourne Road. You may be able to park in the street but at the top of the road, to the left, is a large municipal paying car park. We are asked NOT to park in the spaces outside MRC’s entrance as these are solely for unloading and the disabled. (There will be other events in the Centre during the day.)
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