Friends Of Maxwelltown Path – FOMP

Raise Your Helping Hand

We are a group of volunteers who tidy the Maxwelltown path from Nunholm Road to the Garroch. Gently pushing nature back to make the path wide again and to encourage people to use it for leisure or work.


The Next Working Party

We usually meet the first Sunday of every month

  • All work postponed until further notice due to C-19

About Us

Our Beliefs

We believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity, including when you are volunteering.

All we hope for is for you to do your best and we can support you with training and guidance.

Above all, we believe that you can make a difference to the community you live in.

How You Can Help


We tackle a small section of the path the first Sunday of every month for about 2 hours.
We don’t expect you to make every month or stay the full two hours. Do what you can do and make a difference.


Each month the location will be given on this website and also look out for the small fliers along the path.
If you know of a section that needs some TLC please let us know.


You will need to dress appropriately for the weather. You will need good gardening gloves as there are plenty of thorns to get you. Bring your gardening tools as well, pruning shears etc.

Become a Volunteer

We always welcome enthusiastic volunteers. Please contact us for more info or just come along on the first Sunday each month.

Maxwelltown path is part of the Sustrans network of paths and you will see that we are part of Route 7. Route 7 is a challenging long-distance route from Sunderland to Inverness. It rewards adventurous cyclists with breathtaking views of forests, hills and lochs. Route 7 is over 600 miles long and passes through two National Parks before arriving in the Scottish Highlands at Inverness.

We are supported by Dumfries and Galloway Council


What People Say

It has been great to see so many people come together and make a real difference. The path was becoming overgrown making it harder to pass other users. Now it is much better.

Sally, Cycling Dumfries

As a dog walker it is a pleasure to see the path being reinstated to it former glory. With fewer brambles and nettles hanging over it is much nicer. The path is a nice place to walk.



Cycling Dumfries – the campaign to improve cycling conditions in Dumfries and the surrounding area.

Dumfries and Galloway Council – Dumfries and Galloway offers lots of ways to access and enjoy the outdoors.

Sustrans – The work we’re doing is creating healthier places and happier people.

Blog Post

Compliments all round

Many people have commented on how much better the path looks and the fact that it is wider now. Well done to everyone involved, it is amazing what can be done by a dozen people in just a couple of hours.