Wild Paths is a Wildhomestays open source program. It’s designed to bring guests and locals together to help develop and manage the local trail network for walkers, runners, bikers, visitors and locals alike.
It’s aims & goals
- Joining trails making new and longer routes.
- Cutting back trails to make them more enjoyable, safer and in some cases bikeable.
- Signage for trails so your less lickly to get lost and their is some engaging content along the way.
Who and how to participate
We, along with some active villagers work with corporate groups, schools and outdoor clubs to help manage sections of trails. Groups, so called adopt a section, help cut it back and provide signage for the trail. The local government also very importantly helps in the work and supporting our endevours. Adopted path sections are given the groups name and we keep the groups updated about their welbeing. Individuals support by using the paths responsibly, providing media, ploding, the occasional prune and other support services.
The 5 Stages of local trail management
- Plan: select the paths which best meet our criteria and which are easy to impliment.
- Cut: open path for walk runs, more adventurous, connecting villages, basic maps.
- Polish: cut base back further and level to enable biking, soft signage, push and promot to the public.
- Content: developing interesting trail content over the long time. Digital and physical.
- Seasonal Management: keeping the path well groomed.
The Process (in pictures)