Path Warden

We are looking for volunteer path wardens to help keep the local footpaths and bridleways accessible and enjoyable for the community. Path wardens will choose an area they would like to work within usually nearest to their home and will be asked to walk it quarterly completing a proactive rights of way check.

Wardens will be trained to carry out small scale maintenance works and light vegetation clearance so they can help the countryside service look after their local routes.The role will also involve inspecting, waymarking and talking to members of the public. You will need to report and record issues on the Hampshire ROW map and with the community engagement ranger in their area. The community engagement ranger will send job sheets when issues are reported by the public and will be there to support you with any questions and training you need.


We are looking for people who:

  • Are aged 18+
  • Have a general interest in walking and paths
  • Are capable of doing light physical activity


  • Accessibility
    Ideally able-bodied as some paths may not be fully accessible.
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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Availability Details

Path Warden training will take place 18th-20th March (location to be finalised)


This opportunity is available in the following areas:

County Wide

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