Blogs

Taurus

Brian Jones: all about Taurus

27 February 2015 by Brian Jones

Ramblers’ resident stargazer Brian Jones gives us reasons to head outside and check out the night sky, as well as a sneak peak at the details of his new book on stargazing

Snow covered mountains

Beth Pipe: winter picnics

20 January 2015 by Beth Pipe

Clear blue skies mean perfect picnics, regardless of whether it’s the middle of summer or winter.

East Loch Lomond sign

Helen Todd: camping in Scotland - to ban, or not to ban

22 December 2014 by Helen Todd

Campaign manager for Ramblers Scotland discusses the impact of camping bans in Scotland.

Yelha

Paul Stancliffe: Enjoy winter's bird bounty

28 November 2014 by Paul Stancliffe

Paul Stancliffe from the British Trust for Ornithology talks about changing birdlife to look out for in the UK in autumn

Funghi

Sheila Spence: winter foraging and Chinese 'ear' soup...

25 November 2014 by Sheila Spence

berries

Phil Pickin: And you thought autumn was a quiet time of the year?

12 November 2014 by Phil Pickin

One of the most impressive times of the year, regular blogger, Phil Pickin explains why autumn is active, interesting, and seriously colourful

World War One

Mark Rowe: keeping the memory of Flanders Fields alive

11 November 2014 by Mark Rowe

Mark walks the battlefields of Flanders, outside Ypres, and wonders how long the land will remain sacrosanct in perpetuity - and what role footpaths might play in keeping World War One in our collective memory.

Pisces constellation

Brian Jones sees heavenly fishes in the autumn sky

30 October 2014 by Brian Jones

Providing a sky-high reason to wrap up warm this winter and head outdoors, Brian Jones tells us how to spot Pisces

Walking Class Hero looking out to sea

Walking Class Hero: standing in the breach

22 October 2014 by Walking Class Hero

Walking Class Hero visits the Medmerry to see an innovative project by the Environment Agency to reduce flooding, offer a home for wildlife, and increase access for walkers and cyclists.

Mount Fuji

Kate Ashbrook: tragedy on Mount Ontake

03 October 2014 by Kate Ashbrook

We were sad to hear of the hikers who were injured or killed by the Mount Ontake volcano. Our President Kate Ashbrook, who has visited Japan to talk about our path network, shares her thoughts on the role walking plays in Japanese culture.

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