Feedback

We love to hear from you when you have done one of our walks and enjoyed it. If you find anything in any of the walks, however trivial, that needs correcting, please let us know. See the guidelines below. If you find a better or more interesting route on any of the walks, again let us know.

For feedback, please use feedback@fancyfreewalks.org.

For general enquiries, please use info@fancyfreewalks.org.

Notifying the County Councils etc.

We do not have any privileged access to county councils. Please use the internet to notify the Ramblers or the local councils about stiles or gates in need of repair, loose dogs, obstructions, etc. They all give a method for reporting problems, either using a feedback form or by telephoning. BUT: please be careful NOT to indicate a danger to the public: the council will simply close the path!

Guidelines for Corrections and Feedback

This is an amateur project with very little spare manpower. So ...

When you send in corrections to a walk, please pinpoint the location and the place in the text. Please suggest an actual change to the text so we can make the correction confidently without re-visiting the walk. You will often encounter seasonal problems. These are usually (a) mud in winter and (b) dense undergrowth in summer.

Mud and waterlogging

Mud is a perennial seasonal problem. We cannot update the walks each season to warn about mud and waterlogging. If the walk is affected we should put a warning on the front page telling walkers to wear good boots. It's no use pinpointing specific places in the text except to tell the walker how to avoid the mud or water ('take a high path', 'straddle the mud', 'circumvent' etc.). A walk might be completely dry in summer and we don't want to put people off!

Nettles and Undergrowth

If you encounter thick undergrowth (very common in summer if our walk was planned in winter), please try to clear it a little. A good swish with a stick can work wonders. Then the more people who do the walk, the clearer it gets. Again, we should have posted a warning on the front page. Some people worry more than others about these obstacles. They are a fact of life with country walking and we don't want to discourage other walkers. If you meet an obstacle or find a problem that makes the path unusable, please complain to the appropriate county council. You will find the 'rights of way' department on-line for the county in question. They are very easy to use and can be quite effective. We do not have any special connections or influence with local authorities.

Photo Evidence

If you want to send a photo or two along with your feedback, please do not send massive (multi-megabyte) pictures! Use e.g. Picasa to prepare an email with medium-to-small pictures attached, and add whatever text you want.

Submit a Suggestion

We are always on the lookout for new walking areas. Do you know of good walks or regions that you think we should include?

Do you have a walk to contribute? If so, you must follow our principles of quality, excellent detail and originality. There is no reward for this work, except for the satisfaction of seeing others enjoy your route.

Please contact us, as above.