Path Issues

The network of footpaths in our area has benefitted enormously thanks to the efforts of Ramblers members and volunteers both past and present who have taken the time to report problems which they or others have encountered and to follow up the results.

Our footpath teams are also involved in practical work helping to keep the paths walkable. We aim "to have all known public rights of way useable" in our area.

If you have a problem on a path, such as missing signposts, poor way-marking, stiles and bridges which are either missing or in bad repair, paths overgrown or blocked with barbed wire, or rights of way in fields obstructed by ploughing or crops, please make sure to report it.

If you find a problem in Derbyshire you can report it directly to the Rights of Way department here: Report a Path Issue

If you find a problem in South Yorkshire you can email it directly to the Rights of Way department here:

You can volunteer to become involved with footpath work in a variety of ways. Why not become a Footpaths Surveyor?

Please take action! If you want to know more, or to report a problem, please email us at

The Ramblers main website has extensive information about how to claim rights of way: