Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Volunteers Handbook

The Volunteers Handbook is a reference manual for inspectors and other volunteers. It does not, nor could it, cover every possible situation which you might encounter. For anything not covered in the handbook, please ask your Area Officer.

Warning: The Volunteers Handbook is in the process of being updated and some of its contents are out of date - particularly Section 6 and the Appendices.

The downloads on this page are in PDF format. Most modern computers can open PDF files. Older computers might need additional software. The most popular software is Adobe Reader, which you can download from Adobe's web site.
Section 1Guidelines for All Volunteers30/07/2019Download
PDF, 0.127 MB
Section 2Policy Statement - Proposals to Alter the Rights of Way Network by Making Public Path and Modification Orders10/03/2010Download
PDF, 0.07 MB
Section 3Guidelines for Area Officers Dealing with Pre-order Consultations and Statutory Orders on Behalf of the Society10/03/2010Download
PDF, 0.07 MB
Section 4Footpath Inspections09/12/2020Download
PDF, 0.13 MB
Section 5Guidelines for Inspectors dealing with Proposed Diversion, Closures and Creations21/06/2010Download
PDF, 0.06 MB
Section 6Notes on the Application of Legislation10/09/2011Download
PDF, 0.13 MB
AppendicesAreas and Officers - Under revision
Glossary 13/07/2015Download
PDF, 0.06 MB

For a glimpse of how things used to be, take a look at the 1993 Footpath Inspectors Handbook

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