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The 25 Year Plan: A Healthy Perspective

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.

Ruth sitting on a rock looking out to sea as the sun sets

A restorative walk by the sea

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.

Sweet potato cottage pie

Two warming autumn recipes

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?

Steps down to a beach

The England Coast Past

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.

Fresh and summery - two new recipes

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?

Mount Everest

What’s your personal Everest?

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?

Steve's route

A history of the Wainwrights & some 214 record-breakers

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.

Simon in a valley

Why I’ve decided to walk 214 fells in 15 days

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.

Lothian and Borders family walkers

A budget for healthy places

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.

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Get Happy

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.

Autumn budget statement

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.

Woodhouse 70 walking for health

A new path to health

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.

Autumn eats

25 August 2016 by Charlotte Pike

Warming and sustaining recipes from Award-winning food writer Charlotte Pike.

White Cliffs Walking festival 2016

Have you tried a walking festival near you?

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.

Walking for Health in Bowling Park

Physical inactivity is killing us - let's find our feet

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.

Scottish views and vistas

Manifesto for a walking Scotland

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.

Roasted vegetables with miso sauce

Charlotte Pike's recipe for roasted vegetables with miso sauce

26 August 2015 by Charlotte Pike

Food writer Charlotte Pike is celebrating the launch of her new book, Fermented, so she’s sharing her recipe for roasted vegetables with miso sauce with walk readers. It’s the perfect seasonal warmer after a good day’s walking…

Family hiking the South West Coast Path

Gillian Grattan: family adventures on the coast path

27 May 2015 by Guest blogger

Gillian and her three children have made a pledge to hike the entire South West Coast Path from start to finish. They talk about how they've found it so far...

ally mac noodles

Ally Mac's recipe for courgette noodles

19 May 2015 by Ally Mac

Taking the best of our British crops and a little foraging, food blogger Ally Mac turns them into something light and healthy to enjoy after those walks in the summer sun

Glen Affric

Helen Todd: the dangers of sedentary lifestyles

01 May 2015 by Helen Todd

Ramblers Scotland believes there is a growing public recognition of the need for one change which no political party is putting centre stage – the dangers of our sedentary lifestyles.

Green space

Des de Moor: get fit, go green

23 March 2015 by Guest blogger

We all know physical activity is good for our health – and that as a society, we don’t do enough of it.

Energy balls

Ally Mac: pre-walk energy balls recipe

04 March 2015 by Ally Mac

Fuelling us through that next hike across the hilltops, raw food writer Ally Mac shares her recipe for energy balls...

People walking

Helen Todd: sit less, walk more

09 January 2015 by Helen Todd

Helen Todd tells us why we should all sit less and walk more in our every day lives

International Walk to School Month in Harlem, New York

Eugene Suggett: make the school run the school walk

20 October 2014 by Eugene Suggett

14% of children aged two to 15 are obese. Eugene considers how walking to school would undoubtedly tackle this. But first, he says, we need to ensure that drivers understand the right to walk on roads when no pavement is available.

Wigtownshire Ramblers trying to cross a major trunk road - credit to the Glebe Blog

Eugene Suggett: More time to cross and more places, too, please

04 September 2014 by Eugene Suggett

As Living Streets campaign for more time for people to cross busy roads, Eugene explains why government needs to put the pedestrian at the top of the chain.

Anastasia taking a break at Kinder Scout

Anastasia French: my top 5 reasons for walking

20 August 2014 by Anastasia French

When Ana injured her knee, she discovered how vital walking was to her physical and mental wellbeing. It wasn't just rambles that were out of the question, but socialising, her independence and her freedom. These are her top 5 reasons why walking is wonderful.

Path maintenance volunteers

It's time to say thank you

02 June 2014 by Ed Wilson

It's Volunteers Week and we want to take a minute to stop and say thank you. Thank you for giving your time, skills and energy to the Ramblers and ensuring we can do what we do.

Walking Class Hero at the Sarah Records themed walks in Bristol

Maritime city

23 May 2014 by Walking Class Hero

For Get Walking Week, our very own award-winning Walking Class Hero joined "Between Hello and Goodbye: The Secret World of Sarah Records" themed walks around Bristol.

Dundee group taking a break from BBC filming

Trust me I'm a doctor

08 May 2014 by Moira Dobson

Moira Dobson, from the Dundee Ramblers, talks about her group's experience of taking part in an episode of the BBC series of 'Trust Me I'm a Doctor'.

St Pancras Old Church

Myths and legacy

24 April 2014 by Walking Class Hero

Walking Class Hero explores Kings Cross and discovers how old and new sit alongside one another with tales of the Iceni, Harry Potter, the Beatles and the cross itself.

River Lee

I can't remember colours...

18 April 2014 by Julie Dexter

Julie Dexter on her first time volunteering as a blind guide with the Capital Walkers and the London Blind Rambling Club. Walking with the inspirational and poetic Mafoud, she explores the Lee Navigation.

European Ramblers enjoying a walk

Common ground in Copenhagen

14 April 2014 by Helen Todd

Helen Todd takes a trip to Copenhagen to talk walking (and cycling) with the European Ramblers' Association.

Plants mark out a 10 year anniversary

Here's to your good health

14 March 2014 by Andrew Milward

Andrew helps to celebrate Walking for Health's ten year anniversary events and learns how walking can make a difference to a staggeringly diverse range of health conditions.

Walking in Blackheath

Walking works

11 December 2013 by Walking Class Hero

Walking Class Hero on Nietzsche, Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie and why walking really does work.

Kate Ashbrook at the kissing gate she installed at Cobstone Hill, Turville, in the Chilterns

Defending access to the outdoors

04 November 2013 by Kate Ashbrook

Kate Ashbrook talks about what inspired her to start campaigning to defend access to the outdoors and why it's as important as ever in these austere times.

An American woodland during Fall

Walking away the blues

28 October 2013 by The Long Walker

The Long Walker on why walking in autumn can help shake off the melancholy blues.

Michelle Roberts

Walking works

07 October 2013 by Michelle Roberts

It’s wonderful to see Walking for Health release 'Walking Works', a comprehensive summary of evidence for physical activity, specifically walking. This report makes the facts very clear; staying still kills and walking works.

A misty Richmond Park

Walk this May

21 May 2013 by Walking Class Hero

It’s possibly the 2 bank holidays. Or it could be the 5 o’clock sunrises and the 9 o’clock sunsets that promise long, lazy walking days. Or maybe it’s because the month starts in spring and ends in summer. Whatever the reason, I reckon; all in all, May is my favourite walking month.

Public footpath sign

It is solved by walking

19 April 2013 by Eugene Suggett

For decades the Ramblers have poetically spoken of the ‘refreshment of spirit’ brought about by walking, not only in remote places but indeed just about anywhere.

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If you enjoy walking thank a Rambler

30 July 2012 by Benedict Southworth

It’s hard to imagine what the world was like without the right to roam, national trails, and even rights of way on the Ordnance Survey maps. All things the Ramblers can be proud of...

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