The Bath Ramblers Maintenance Team (BRAM Team) was established as part of the Avon Ramblers Path Volunteers at the beginning of 2012, to ensure the continued maintenance and development of the Rights of Way system, in the face of the government's policies of financial austerity.
We aim to work to fully professional standards, installing kissing gates in place of stiles, building steps and so on, as well as keeping paths clear and accessible.
Members, usually working in small teams, go out regularly to tackle jobs identified by the council Public Rights of Way department. Not only do we enjoy ourselves working together in the open air, but we also learn traditional skills along the way.
If some of that sounds too heavy duty you can help in another way. We have our "Shears and Secateurs Team" who currently monitor and clear minor vegetation on 75 miles of "promoted" paths (e.g. The Limestone Link, Two Rivers Way, etc) within Bath and North East Somerset. With your help we can cover more paths identified by the council Public Rights of Way department. Each volunteer is allocated a section of path to review and tidy. This may be needed a couple of times a year or more frequently, as required. This work can be tackled individually in your own time although you will still be part of a team with backup available where needed.
Everyone is covered by The Ramblers' insurance, although it is by no means necessary to be a member of The Ramblers to volunteer: all are welcome, provided they are fit enough to stand modest exertion and are prepared to muck in!