We want to protect footpaths and routes that locals have been using for years, specifically in the area known locally as the Little Marlow Lakes Country Park near Marlow and Little Marlow in Buckinghamshire. If you walk, cycle or otherwise use the area between the railway line, the A404 and the A4155, can you please complete a short survey.
Frank Schoofs, who is leading the rights of way effort for Save Marlow’s Greenbelt, said: “Many people have been using local paths for years without realising that they are not officially registered. That means access to them is not guaranteed and they might disappear overnight. We have all benefited from access to nature in our local countryside during the lockdowns, so we must ensure that future generations can too.”
Popular uses of the area include dog walking, running and angling through various well-trodden paths. Save Marlow’s Greenbelt team of volunteers will use the information from the survey to submit a Definitive Map Modification Order to Buckinghamshire Council, so that the map of registered Rights of Way can be updated and everyone can continue to benefit from access to green space on their doorstep. If you want to help, you can complete the survey or contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.