Charitable objectives

The objectives of the Ramblers are to promote, encourage or assist in:

  • The provision and protection of foot paths and other ways over which the public have a right of way or access on foot, including the prevention of obstruction of public rights of way.
  • The protection and enhancement for the benefit of the public of the beauty of the countryside and other areas by such lawful means as the trustees think fit, including by encouraging the provision, preservation and extension of public access to land on foot.
  • The provision of facilities for the organising of open-air recreational activities and in particular rambling and mountaineering with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities are intended, namely the public at large, and in the interests of social welfare (including health).
  • Advancing the education of the public in subjects relating to access to, and the preservation and conservation of, the countryside and of the health benefits of outdoor recreational pursuits.

The trustees may further the objectives particularly by helping all persons to a greater love, knowledge and care of the countryside and urban open spaces, and by encouraging participation in walking for recreation and as a means of transport.

For further information please read our Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Our mission

Find out more about what we do from Ramblers Chief Executive Benedict Southworth.