Volunteer footpath warden

To help the keep local footpaths and bridleways accessible and enjoyable for the community

Purpose of the role

To help the keep local footpaths and bridleways accessible and enjoyable for the community. To enjoy working outside on practical tasks improving the networks.

Footpath wardens will choose an area they would like to work within usually nearest to their home and will be asked to walk it quarterly completing a proactive rights of way check.

Wardens will be trained to carry out small scale maintenance works and light vegetation clearance so they can help the countryside service look after their local routes.

Reporting and recording issues on the Hampshire ROW map and with the community engagement ranger in their area.

The community engagement ranger will send job sheets when issues are reported by the public and will be there to support you with any questions and training you need.

Typical tasks and duties

  • Inspecting
  • Waymarking
  • Small scale path clearance and maintenance
  • Reporting and recording
  • Talking to members of the public
  • Quarterly checks of chosen routes

Experience and training

Staff will give training but any previous knowledge will be useful.

Who are we looking for

You will

  • be aged 18 or over
  • have a general interest in walking and paths
  • be capable of doing light physical activity

How to apply