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Step forward to become a Coast Path Warden

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Surveying the Coast Path near Howick Gavin Duthie

Walkers on the Northumberland coast are being asked to become voluntary wardens to help maintain their favourite sections of the Northumberland Coast Path and other walking routes.

Through our volunteering initiative Coast Care, which is funded by the National Lottery, we are seeking walkers to step forward and help to look after the long distance path and to keep any eye on rights of way in their area.

We want people who regularly walk a section of trail or paths in their area to help us keep them open and easy to use. This includes cutting back vegetation, picking up litter, replacing way markers and other simple maintenance. Walkers will also be ‘eyes and ears’ on the coast, reporting more serious issues to the path officers at Northumberland County Council. There will also be opportunities to join other wardens on bigger maintenance jobs.”

The path wardens will be fully trained and supported by Coast Care.

Volunteers will receive some basic training before being assigned a length of the trail to look after. Other volunteers are needed to monitor the wider rights of way network in their Parishes.

If you are interested in becoming a Northumberland Coast Path Warden or Parish Path volunteer, contact Coast Care via the website or email or call 07813 563047.