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Warning: The Volunteers Handbook is in the process of being updated and some of its contents are out of date - particularly Section 6 and the Appendices.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 Volunteers07/07/2022Download
Section 2Guidelines for Assessors and Area Officers29/09/2021Download
Section 3Guidelines for Inspectors29/09/2021Download
Section 4Footpath Inspections09/12/2020Download
Section 5Legislative guide29/09/2021Download
Glossary 13/07/2015Download

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

If you want to volunteer please click HERE to send us an email and someone will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.

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