**Tell us what you find whilst out walking**
**Pathwatch is the Ramblers app designed to protect, improve and celebrate paths.**

The Big Pathwatch app is now called Pathwatch. We’ve updated the app so you can record features (both good and bad) whilst out walking, and we’ll use what you send us to campaign and find long term solutions to protect our paths for years to come.

We’ll also look at all the path problems reported and work in close collaboration with local authorities to see what can be done.

Using the app you can report features in England, Wales and Scotland, and download detailed maps to see rights of way near you.

Download this free app to start recording features. Make sure you have a good internet (Wi-Fi) connection before you download as when you login for the 1st time it will download background mapping data. This will take a few minutes – be patient, it will get there! If you need help when using the app, tap the (?) at the top of the screen.

To take part we need you to register so that we can collect and manage the data properly. You can do this via the app or you can choose to do this online via our website, and use the app on your mobile device only when you are out on your walk.

If you do have any trouble getting started, please do get in touch through – our helpful team are on hand with advice to help you get started!

This app originally started off as The Big Pathwatch - a project to build up a national picture of the state of our footpaths – the first time this was ever been done! This was kindly supported by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, the charitable trust of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. The collected information formed a detailed report on the path network.

The Ramblers helps everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protects the places we all love to walk. It’s the only charity dedicated to looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks, opening up new places to explore and encouraging everyone to get outside and discover how walking boosts your health and your happiness.

Enjoy your walk!

What's New

Version 2.3.0

Pathwatch has been updated to work with the latest iOS operating system, iOS 11.

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings



Exactly what I was looking for... maps with footpaths. Registering was a little bit of a fuss but well worth it!

Must register

Siena ebb1

Asks for all kinds of personal information before you can use the app.

I should have read the reviews


Absurd amount of personal information required to run this app.
Just no.


The Ramblers' Association
15.7 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
©Ramblers 2017


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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