A RAMBLERS group is looking for footpath detectives to join their ranks.

Clitheroe Ramblers are hosting a training session in Clitheroe Library, Church Street, Clitheroe to find footpaths 'which no longer appear on maps' on October 5 from 4pm to 5.30pm.

It will be run by members of Lancaster Ramblers, using the PCs in the library, but you can bring your own laptop if you like.

A spokesman for Lancashire Ramblers said: "There may be thousands of footpaths in Lancashire which no longer appear on maps, but which were once well known to local people.

"If these can be proved to have been used as public paths they can be registered on the map as Public Rights of Way and protected for ever.

"But this possibility will run out in a few years time."

The session is open to anyone who is interested in footpaths and enjoys working with old maps and historical data.

To book contact Ian Nicol, telephone 01200 423801 or 07704 173530 or email him at ian_nicol@hotmail.com.