Trailblaze is a project to instal metal boxes permanently on long distance walks through beautiful and sometimes remote landscapes. The boxes are simply checkpoints to record the time that a runner passes and transmit his or her identity, location and time to a central system.
This has caused concern in some quarters. Natural England, who are endorsing Trailblaze, have been accused of betraying their own mission statement ("to safeguard England's traditional landscapes for future generations") by allowing this.
A 'Say NO to Trailblaze' campaign has been started; supporters can sign a petition to Natural England at the Say NO to Trailblaze website.