Let’s go for a WALK!
The Ringwood and Fordingbridge Footpath Society (RFFS) led a 60th Anniversary WALK for Ringwood’s popular Greyfriars Community Centre. The event took place on Saturday, 28 April 2018. RFFS are just one of the 70 affiliated clubs and organisations which, together with Greyfriars’ own clubs and various activities groups, have combined to make this the busy and thriving hub of Ringwood that it has become today.
Members of the Society were joined by a number of guests for the 3 mile walk which set off from Greyfriars under cloud laden skies. Thankfully the weather was kind and they returned two hours later to enjoy refreshments laid on by the Greyfriars Events Team.
The Ringwood and Fordingbridge Footpath Society was formed in 1974 to protect the interests of users of public paths by ensuring their reasonable maintenance and freedom from obstruction and their adequate signposting and waymarking. It aims to urge local authorities to discharge their responsibilities with regard to public paths and seeks to foster and maintain friendly co-operation between path users, landowners, local authorities and the community generally.
They meet at least once a week throughout the year. Every year they still walk a total of 150 footpaths to ensure that, during any three year period, they have covered all 450 footpaths in the 13 Parishes around the Avon Valley.
In the winter months they also have a series of meetings at Greyfriars which include talks by some excellent speakers.
Further information about RFFS can be found at (Please click) https://www.rffs.org.uk
Pam Brown took some excellent photos capturing the walk’s fun and enjoyment, so please click on this link: