Croydon Ramblers Footpath Team.
How Croydon Ramblers help the local community.
We work in the northern part of Tandridge District. Typically work includes clearing footpaths and bridleways, erecting signposts, stiles and kissing gates – anything to maintain ease of access for walkers and horse riders (on bridleways).
The gate pictured, near Farleigh Church, was paid for by Croydon Group in memory of a deceased member and erected by the team.
Additional volunteers are always welcome, male or female. All you need is suitably scruffy, weatherproof clothing & footwear and enthusiasm. All necessary tools and gloves are provided by the Council.
You should bring a packed lunch as we usually start at 09.30 and work through to early/mid afternoon, but everyone does what suits them.
Since late 2015 we have installed six new metal kissing gates to replace old stiles and in October 2016 we installed another gate in place of a stile. This has been marked as a memorial to three deceased members who were stalwarts of the group for many years. The purchase of the gate was funded by donations from group members.
Right of way problems.
If you encounter a problem, such as a broken stile, gate locked where there is no stile, faulty waymark post or a blocked or overgrown path then please report it to our Footpath Officer, Peter Southgate at email@example.com giving as much information as you can about the problem, plus a full grid reference.
Better still, you can report online. Surrey, Kent, East and West Sussex County Councils all provide interactive maps for reporting footpath problems.
Procedures are straightforward but vary slightly between authorities.