Saturday, 22 January 2011

Walking enthusiasts invited to test UK paths - Ordnance Survey

The Ramblers is recruiting some of the UK's most enthusiastic walking fans to test the standard of a host of paths across the country.
In a role described by the charity as being similar to that of a mystery shopper, it is asking for individuals to come forward and offer to assess one of their local tracks.Those who do so will be requested to complete a short survey on the condition of their chosen walking trail.
Eventually, the organisation intends to use the data collected by volunteers to create a map of the best and worst spots in Britain for hiking.
Commenting on the work to be carried out by mystery walkers, Ramblers campaigns officer Anastasia French says: "This information will help us to work with councils to improve the footpath network so that everyone has the opportunity to benefit from walking, wherever they are."
The Ramblers recently organised a new year walking festival, with a number of treks available to people who wanted to burn off a few Christmas calories.
Read more about the Ramblers here.

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