Cloud Cafe - Footpaths and the Right to Roam

Start: 2021-06-09 19:30:00 UTC British Summer Time (GMT+01:00)

End: 2021-06-09 21:00:00 UTC British Summer Time (GMT+01:00)

This is a virtual event

Stroud District Green Party - Cloud Cafe June 2021 - Footpaths and the right to roam - 9th June, 7.30-9.00PM

Footpaths and the Right to Roam

If the last year has taught us anything, it is how much we value our countryside and the enjoyment of walking through it.

Travelling to work or school without using the car, finding new routes and discovering places previously unknown to us. This session will explore some of the new and exciting opportunities, both local and national, being planned to improve access to the countryside and some of the barriers that have prevented it. Amongst our speakers are:

- Daniel Raven Ellison, guerrilla geographer and brain child of “Slow Ways” - a network of 7,000+ walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities. You can find out more and get involved here.

- Jack Cornish from the Don’t Lose Your Way campaign at the Ramblers (Britain’s largest walking charity). The campaign focuses on supporting volunteers in finding lost rights of way and researching historical research so that they can be applied for to go back on to the map (and on the ground!).

- Alan Bently, Principal Rights of Way Officer GCC. Alan has been involved in managing and improving public rights of way for over 30 years, both in the north east and here in Gloucestershire, with a recent spell in Sustainable Transport too. Alan currently leads a small team looking after the day to day management and protection of the 3400 mile network across the county, along with a role as Access Authority with powers associated with CROW Access Land, and we have also recently spent time and resources improving the multi user trail  along the old railway line between Stroud and Nailsworth.

There will be opportunities to ask questions and join the conversation during the session.

Everyone is welcome, Cloud Cafe's are open to public, so tell your neighbour!

Hope to see you there.

Stroud District Green Party