The Vale Path Volunteers are the footpath maintenance team of the Vale Of White Horse Ramblers Group.
We carry out maintenance of footpaths in the Vale of White Horse Group’s Area. This stretches from Kennington, Abingdon, Kingston Bagpuize and Faringdon in the north and west to Wantage, the Hendreds, Grove and the villages as far south as the Ridgeway.
Three of us are LANTRA-trained to use our two Stihl brushcutters while the rest use manual secaturs, loppers, rakes, etc, or just bag up the cuttings.
Since its formation in 2012 until the end of 2016 the VPV team has undertaken 39 path clearance sessions, and it is estimated that it has cleared nearly 8 kilometres of path and spent a total of 540 person hours in doing so.