**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

2.5 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Doo.berry ,

Photos option

Needs ability to choose photo from camera roll not just taking a photo.

Andy T8 ,

Very good for ambles in the countryside

Simple little app that shows 1:25k OS maps. As well as being able to report problems you can also report good places. Must take pictures with app for this as sadly can’t use ones already in your camera roll. Maybe it’s so they know it’s your pictures for copyright reasons.

Can store a few map tiles/squares for offline use, just remember to remove some if you need to store some for other walks. With a data connection it will download tiles as and when needed. Low battery drain as not much going on in the background as it only updates your position when you request it- then downloading more tiles if needed.

Pikeant ,


I use quite a lot of footpaths so I thought I could expand my walks using the app, maybe not.
After filling in all my details including my address and what I had for breakfast I downloaded a few adjoining maps thinking that I could view them altogether but they just come up in a list so you have to search through them one by one.
then I tried to report a closed footpath, well that wasn’t simple, and once I got to the point where I needed to write something the keyboard wouldn’t come up!
Il stick to ordinance survey maps 👎🏼


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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