Have you booked your place at our Members Day Event yet?

Members Day York 2016

Join Ramblers and our special guest, Andy Wilson, Chief Executive of the North York Moors National Park at our dedicated member event on Saturday 2nd April at the University of York.

Event details:
- Registration 09:00am
- Choose from a variety of workshops
- Discover more about walking at our specialist hubs
- Special guest Andy Wilson - Chief Executive of the North York Moors National Park
- Put your questions to our experts
- Celebrate our Volunteers at the national volunteer awards
- Finish with a walk

Book your free place now

Any questions? Log in to your online account, email us or call 020 7339 8595 (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00).

Love London, Walk London

Love London Walk London logo

Whether you live in London or visit, you’ll know how important and enjoyable it can be to get around on foot. But all too often, walkers and pedestrians seem to be at the bottom of the pile when it comes to planning. We want to see more Londoners walking further for improved health and wellbeing. Our Love London, Walk London campaign calls for the next Mayor to appoint a Walking Ambassador.

If you live in London, please contact your candidates ahead of May’s election, and if you don’t, track the campaign on Twitter @Ramblers_London

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Ramblers disappointed in byelaws decision

Scottish landscape

Despite a campaign by Ramblers Scotland, byelaws banning informal camping from parts of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park have been approved by the Scottish Environment Minister. In Scotland, there is a right to camp responsibly wherever access rights apply.

Jess Dolan, director of Ramblers Scotland, expressed disappointment: "This is a sad day for everyone who holds Scottish access rights dear. The national park has admitted that most of the anti-social problems arising from some camping activities are due to lack of infrastructure and enforcement of existing laws. We’ll continue to work collaboratively with the park, but hope the byelaws are temporary."

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Top tips for choosing the perfect boot

Cotswold Outdoor - boot fitting

Selecting the right walking boot can seem like a daunting task and at first glance there are so many different types to think about.

The guide in the link below will make choosing your next walking boot simple and easy to understand. From getting the correct fit, all the way to the best materials for the job, our official recommended outdoor retailer, Cotswold Outdoor, can help you make the right decision based on your own unique needs.

Don’t forget, the staff at your local Cotswold Outdoor store can offer you a free expert boot fitting service and Ramblers members benefit from a 15% discount* both in store and online.

*Selected lines only. Terms & conditions apply. Offer expires 31.12.16.

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Try a Ramblers Route

St Huberts Church
Petersfield, Hampshire

Difficulty: Leisurely
Walking time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Length: 18.3km / 11.4mi

A 12 mile linear walk from Petersfield to Rowlands Castle, via Queen Elizabeth Country Park and Finchdean.

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Mountain and hill walking

Walking in the mountains

If you’re walking in mountainous regions, like North Wales, the Lake District or the Scottish Highlands, be prepared for more challenging weather - especially in winter. It is important to be properly equipped as conditions can vary dramatically from valley to mountaintop, regardless of the season.

Walking on an exposed mountainside, you can quickly become susceptible to wind chill. The combination of high winds and cold air can dramatically lower your body temperature to potentially fatal levels of hypothermia.

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Map library

Did you know that, as part of your Ramblers membership, you can borrow maps from our map library? We have the complete range of Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25 000 and Landranger 1:50 000 maps. Maps are available for loan to Ramblers members free of charge, you just pay for return postage. A maximum of 10 maps can be borrowed at one time.