WALKERS are being urged to register footpaths in their local area or face losing them for ever.

The government has set a deadline of 2026 for all footpaths to be registered. If they’re not, rights of way could be lost, including ancient routes that have existed for centuries.

The Ramblers charity has urged people to register them at https://www.ramblers.org.uk/.../dont-lose-your-way-2026.aspx