26 April 2018 by Guest blogger
David Martin, former local councillor and Ramblers volunteer shares his top tips for engaging with your local councillors.
09 April 2018 by Amanda Hill
There is something very rewarding about getting involved in practical maintenance activities. Not only are you getting out in the fresh air, supporting your local community, but you are also working up a sweat keeping yourself fit and active.
06 April 2018 by Rebecca Brough
Wales is blessed with vast expanses of remote and entrancing countryside with 320,000 hectares of open access land - almost a third of all such land in England and Wales.
20 March 2018 by Kate Ashbrook
Kate Ashbrook reflects on Jerry Pearlman - an honorary solicitor for the Ramblers for more than 30 years, taking on countless path battles and campaigneing for freedom to roam on open country.
12 March 2018 by Robyn Stephens
Our Policy & Advocacy Support Officer Robyn Stephens takes a look at what implications there are for the nation's health and wellbeing from the 25 Year Plan for the environment.
06 March 2018 by Kate Conto
Parks in towns and cities are the way that most of us engage with and benefit from contact with the natural environment. It is therefore vital that the Government’s 25 year plan to improve the environment must include ambitions for urban settings.
01 March 2018 by Matthew Jones
Heading out on a day hike in the hills? Editor of walk magazine, Matt Jones, offers some tips on what to take and how to pack your rucksack
25 February 2018 by Ian McMillan
Poet and broadcaster, Ian McMillan, muses on urban walking in his poem written for our Paving the Way campaign.
25 February 2018 by Jack Cornish
Jack Cornish, Ramblers Don’t Lose Your Way Project Manager, writes about how he’s paved his own way across London.
22 February 2018 by Phil Pickin
A visit to the coast is the perfect way to blow away the winter blues, and you can look forward to plenty of spectacular sights. Increasingly, however, you may also spot things that are neither pleasant nor natural.
06 February 2018 by Alison Hallas
Following the launch of the Government's long-awaited 25 Year Environment Plan, our policy officer, Alison Hallas, looks at what the plan actually offers to those of us who love walking.
18 January 2018 by Guest blogger
Alan Marlow, the Ramblers Hampshire area footpath and access officer, shares his views on why open access is important.
12 January 2018 by Phil Pickin
Peatlands alleviate flooding, store carbon and are home to a range of wildlife. Phil Pickin discusses the restoration of these areas and best places to walk.
08 December 2017 by Matthew Jones
Editor of walk, Matt Jones, on why he loves a Boxing Day stroll and is determined to make the most of the colder months this winter.
24 November 2017 by Brian Jones
Ramblers’ resident stargazer Brian Jones gives us reasons to head outside and check out the night sky. This winter we cast our gaze upwards and seek out the celestial dove Columba.
16 November 2017 by Guest blogger
Local Organiser Anne Collis joins North Hampshire Downs Ramblers on her first walk as they step out to raise money for Children in Need.
01 November 2017 by Jess Dolan
On her return as Ramblers Scotland director after a year on maternity leave, Jess Dolan reflects on the huge, positive impact walking has had on her life in the last 12 months.
25 October 2017 by Kate Conto
Think about the places you walk everyday – to work, to shops or to the park. At some point, most of us will have been put off walking because of the design of the built environment. So how can we persuade more people to walk for short journeys?
06 October 2017 by Brian Jones
Ramblers’ resident stargazer Brian Jones gives us reasons to head outside and check out the night sky. For autumn, we turn our attention to the tiny constellation Equuleus.
28 September 2017 by Ruth Latham
As we celebrate the announcement that Natural England has started work on all stretches of the England Coast Path, Ruth reflects on how a good walk by the sea helped her and her husband through a traumatic experience.
27 September 2017 by Kathrine Payne
Three years ago Ramblers member Jay Wilson decided it was time to fix the problem and create a big ‘missing link’ in Scotland's paths network – the first-ever dedicated walking route between Inverness and John O’ Groats.
22 September 2017 by Charlotte Pike
Food blogger Charlotte Pike shares two warming autumn recipes. Why not make these hearty sausage rolls or this comforting cottage pie at home?
12 September 2017 by Kathrine Payne
The beautiful Pentland Hills near Edinburgh are enjoyed by 600,000 people a year; with most visiting to enjoy the area’s 100km of scenic paths and trails. Such experiences are made possible thanks to the hard work of a small army of path maintenance volunteers, including one very special 83-year-old: Arthur Mackenzie from Penicuik.
08 September 2017 by Paul Stancliffe
As the days shorten and temperatures fall, our beaches come into their own for birds. Who says Britain’s beaches are just for the summer?
06 September 2017 by Rebecca Brough
Rebecca Brough, policy and advocacy manager for Ramblers Cymru, looks at the success of the Wales Coast Path and the opportunity this summer to extend access to coast and cliffs.
01 September 2017 by Nicky Philpott
Nicky Philpott, director of advocacy and engagement, takes a trip down memory lane to retell the history of the England Coast Path. Find out more about how the Ramblers helped make the path a reality.
25 August 2017 by Phil Pickin
Journalist and photographer Phil Pickin discusses the downsides and redeeming qualities of the humble bramble.
18 August 2017 by Kate Conto
Our senior policy officer Kate Conto has been involved in the England Coast Path from the start. She tells us all about the highs and lows of this inspirational project.
11 August 2017 by Robert Peel
Our volunteer, Robert Peel, has been at the heart of the England Coast Path in Kent. He showcases the tireless work of the Kent volunteers in establishing the Kent stretch of the coast path.
04 August 2017 by Ruth Livingstone
Ruth Livingstone, coastal walker and Ramblers member takes us through her journey round the coast and tells us why paths are so important to her.
01 August 2017 by Helen Todd
Our Scottish campaigns & policy manager Helen Todd discusses those horrible little biters - ticks - and how best to remove and avoid them.
27 July 2017 by Brian Jones
Ramblers’ resident stargazer Brian Jones gives us reasons to head outside and check out the night sky. This summer we look at the southern crown, know as Corona Australis.
10 July 2017 by Charlotte Pike
Food blogger Charlotte Pike shares fresh and summery recipes. Why not try a summer vegetable frittata or lemon and raspberry loaf cake at home?
01 July 2017 by Alison Hallas
We are regularly out walking in our favourite places and can see first-hand the impact of a changing climate. We join with other environmental charities to press for greater protection for our habitats, air and water, to make our environment better able to withstand the effects of climate change
14 June 2017 by Paul Stancliffe
With the breeding season in full swing, young birds can often be spotted in our gardens and countryside, often accompanied by their parents – though you may not always be able to tell.
06 June 2017 by George Redmayne
We owe much to our volunteer path maintenance teams across Britain who work tirelessly to ensure our paths are kept open and in good order. Walkers enjoy the benefits, but how many appreciate the work that goes into achieving those benefits? George Redmayne donned his outdoor gear to find out more.
30 May 2017 by Simon Barnett
Imagine the scene: you’ve walked for nearly 200 miles, climbed fell after fell and your body is tired. Oh so tired. And then you hit a problem...
25 May 2017 by Phil Pickin
Although they’ve been out and about since spring, it’s during the summer months that we notice the butterflies.
18 May 2017 by Simon Barnett
What makes us take on crazy challenges? I'm about to climb 214 fells in a fortnight or so - what's your personal Everest?
08 May 2017 by Simon Barnett
Simon - who is attempting to climb all 214 Wainwrights in 15 days - runs through how the Wainwrights got their name and some of the record attempts in the Lakes.
27 April 2017 by Helen Todd
With the 2017 local elections looming in Scotland, Helen Todd says it's vital that outdoor interests engage with local democracy.
26 April 2017 by Simon Barnett
This spring, I’m going to attempt to climb all the 214 Wainwright fells in one continuous route - as a holiday.
13 April 2017 by Paul Stancliffe
When the days finally lengthen and the warmth of the sun can be felt breathing new life into the countryside, our birds suddenly spring into life. Our birdwatching expert, Paul Stancliffe, discusses the wonderful colours of breeding birds this spring.
30 March 2017 by Brian Jones
Although Crux (the Cross) is the smallest in area of all the constellations, it is also one of the most famous. It is depicted on the flags of countries like Australia and New Zealand, and found on many postage stamps as well as on coins, banknotes and innumerable paintings.
10 March 2017 by Charlotte Pike
As we leave the depths of winter behind, it feels right to take the best seasonal ingredients and add a lighter, fresher citrus twist. Here's two recipes to try this spring from Charlotte Pike.
08 March 2017 by Kate Conto
In announcing the Spring Budget today, the Chancellor asked whether the next generation will be able to get on the housing ladder and declared that it is the Government’s job to make sure that they do.
24 February 2017 by Phil Pickin
With the hours of daylight lengthening and the weather turning just that little bit warmer, it can only mean one thing – spring is on its way.
14 February 2017 by Eugene Suggett
On 14 and 15 February we will be contending a misinterpretation of the law in the High Court of Justice.
31 January 2017 by Brian Jones
Brian Jones takes a look at the night sky this winter. Happy stargazing!
18 January 2017 by Charlotte Pike
Warming and sustaining recipes from Award-winning food writer Charlotte Pike for the winter.
01 January 2017 by Walking Class Hero
The best way to satisfy ‘the urge to affiliate with other forms of life’ is to go for a good walk.
23 December 2016 by Guest blogger
There’s nothing like a winter walk to blow away the cobwebs over the festive period. That’s why for more than 25 years we’ve been running our Festival of Winter Walks and inviting everyone to join us.
16 December 2016 by Pathwatch
Last month, our Pathwatch campaign launched with a week of path maintenance on Offa’s Dyke Path. Rambler’s delivery officer, Anna Brewster, rolled up her sleeves and got stuck in.
07 December 2016 by Eugene Suggett
Claiming an unrecorded right of way helps ensure a path is protected for public use, both now and in the future. Our senior policy officer, Eugene Suggett shares a recent example of how you can claim an unrecorded way.
05 December 2016 by Phil Pickin
Although it may not be the best weather for getting out and about, cold, crisp days are a great time to get outside. What could be better than a frost-covered landscape seen against a clear blue sky?
25 November 2016 by Paul Stancliffe
Winter is coming. Paul Stancliffe looks at our wild birds and how they spend the cold months in search of food and company.
23 November 2016 by Tom Fewins
Standing at the despatch box in the House of Commons this lunchtime to deliver his Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond had little to splurge with as economic growth slows, inflation starts to bite, and forecasts warn of a bumpy ride ahead.
22 November 2016 by Roberta Antonaci
At the Ramblers, we know what a positive impact even a small amount of exercise outdoors can have on people’s lives, and every day it feels as if I hear from another person for whom walking has dramatically changed their life for the better.
17 November 2016 by Pathwatch
Our path maintenance teams do fantastic work keeping our rights of way clear. As part of our Pathwatch campaign, we're aiming to fix all path problems on Offa's Dyke this week and to get all rights of way well-maintained by 2020.
15 November 2016 by Pathwatch
If we don’t protect our right to roam and the network of paths open to us, we’ll lose them - and as a lifelong walker and lover of the outdoors, embracing Pathwatch was an imperative for Rachel Orange.
10 November 2016 by Alison Hallas
Alison joins Norfolk Area Ramblers in a breezy Great Yarmouth for the launch celebration for the latest stretch of the England Coast Path.
06 October 2016 by Phil Pickin
Phil Pickin looks at climate change and its effects on nature.
22 September 2016 by Paul Stancliffe
Paul Stancliffe takes a look at our autumn birds.
09 September 2016 by Walking Class Hero
Walking Class Hero celebrates the urban, the grittiness and the street culture of London and assesses the brand new role of 'Walking and Cycling Commissioner' in the capital.
09 September 2016 by Brian Jones
As autumn gets into full swing, Brian Jones takes a look at the night sky...
07 September 2016 by Helen Todd
Helen Todd reflects on how 'shared use' paths are working in Scotland - where cyclists, walkers, horse riders and paddlers have enjoyed equal rights of access since 2003.
25 August 2016 by Charlotte Pike
Warming and sustaining recipes from Award-winning food writer Charlotte Pike.
22 July 2016 by Walking Class Hero
You’ll have probably have heard of the New York High Line. Walking Class Hero explores the walk and other urban, linear, high line parks in Paris, London and Manchester.
12 July 2016 by Ash Stally Chudasama
Summer is here, and so begins festival season! Festivals are a great way to experience the best of what Britain has to offer – whether it’s music, food, ale or walking.
01 July 2016 by Roberta Antonaci
Physical inactivity is killing us, with a lack of exercise now causing 1 in 6 deaths in the UK. Fortunately there is an answer, and it lies at your feet.
06 June 2016 by Charlotte Pike
Award-winning food writer Charlotte Pike shares her recipe for a delicious, nutritious salad that’s perfect for summer walks.
06 June 2016 by Phil Pickin
Phil Pickin tells us why we should be going wild over the summer months – even if it’s only in our back garden
06 June 2016 by Paul Stancliffe
The British Trust for Ornithology has been tracking British cuckoos for the past five years so birdwatching expert Paul Stancliffe knows just where to find them this summer…
26 May 2016 by Brian Jones
Brian Jones gazes into the summer night sky to examine the shield of a Polish king.
13 May 2016 by Clare Wadd
Volunteer Clare Wadd, talks about how campaigning and walking go together.
08 April 2016 by Helen Todd
As part of the 2016 Scottish Elections, there is a crying need for politicians to support walking & access, promote health, and protect the environment.
01 March 2016 by Phil Pickin
Phil Pickin asks whether winter ever really happened, looks at how climate change affects wildlife and reveals the telltale signs of spring...
01 March 2016 by Charlotte Pike
Charlotte Pike shares her delicious recipe for quintessentially British Dorset apple cake
01 March 2016 by Brian Jones
As spring gets into full swing, Brian Jones takes a look at the night sky in March and explains how to spot Hydra, the celestial water snake…
01 March 2016 by Paul Stancliffe
Our resident birdwatching expert, Paul Stancliffe, explains which birds to look out for this spring and where.