THE Henley-based Open Spaces Society has written to Prime Minister Theresa May urging her to look into the state of public paths in England and Wales.
The society says they are deteriorating, due to continuing local authority cuts.
Paths are being ploughed out, cropped, obstructed or becoming overgrown and many authorities no longer have the staff to chase up those responsible.
The society believes a small injection of funds would safeguard future walking and riding throughoutÂ the country.
It has called on Mrs May, who is the MP for Maidenhead and lives in Sonning, to help.
The society has also offered to join her on a walk in or near her constituency, or to visit access land which the society helped to win close to Chequers.Â