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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
18 January 2017 by Charlotte Pike
Warming and sustaining recipes from Award-winning food writer Charlotte Pike for the winter.
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.
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.
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.
05 October 2015 by Dumisani Nyathi
A young forager talks about how he got started finding food along the paths near his home.
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.
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.
25 February 2014 by Phil Pickin
Carrying out research when you are out walking may not be everyone's idea of fun. But for those who do it, it can make a trip into the outdoors even more interesting and can provide research organisations with much needed and very valuable data.
07 February 2014 by Mark Rowe
Mark Rowe considers the etiquette of saying 'hello' when exploring the great outdoors. Who should you greet while wandering lonely as the proverbial?
05 February 2014 by Walking Class Hero
Walking Class Hero meditates on the transitional nature of estuaries by visiting Burnham-on-Crouch, on a gunmetal grey overcast day.
27 November 2013 by Christopher Somerville
T is for Thermos – and thermals, too, and thin layers, and thick overtrousers, and all the other stuff my dad would never have dreamed of taking with him on a winter walk.
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.
30 August 2013 by Christopher Somerville
S is for stick – you see them everywhere: ramblers toting walking poles, stabbing them into inoffensive meadows and flat sea walls and level country roads as though negotiating the high Himalayas.
31 March 2013 by Benedict Southworth
Last year the Ramblers helped 1200 people to safeguard their local paths, including most recently the historic Mud Lane, at Purton in Wiltshire, which had been neglected for decades.
01 March 2013 by Christopher Somerville
Q is for quicksands – The oddest place I’ve ever walked, by a country mile, is that ‘most dreadful gulfe and shippe swallower’, the Goodwin Sands.
28 November 2012 by Christopher Somerville
P is for poetry – although I really ought to have filed it long ago, under ‘D is for doggerel’. Why is doggerel always seen as the poor relation of poetry?
28 August 2012 by Christopher Somerville
O is for Ooooohhhh – or the capacity to stop and stare, to be astonished, enchanted and generally struck all of a heap.
23 May 2012 by Christopher Somerville
N is for Notebook – 387, 388, 389, and that’s it, till the next time I go walking. There they sit on their own special shelves, 389 of them so far – the little notebooks that have tracked my walking life over the past 30 years.
22 February 2012 by Christopher Somerville
M is for music – or at least what passes for it when I go walking: a constant babble of ballads, songs and snatches that trail this wand’ring minstrel like a pack of dogs.
25 November 2011 by Christopher Somerville
L is for Landlady – specifically the one who ran the “K…H…” pub in “the town of M-in-T…” in “the county of D…” in the “year of Our Lord 197…”, when Dad and I set out on our first long-distance walk together, a good slice of the best bit of the Pennine Way.
29 August 2011 by Christopher Somerville
K is Kyrgystan – Katboschfontein, Khatyngnakh, Kyrksæterøra, and all the other places I’ll never actually walk. They beckon from the index of my 1990 Times Atlas of the World, a constant resource and secret delight.
01 June 2011 by Christopher Somerville
J is for Jollity – you know, that thing we associate with walking. Don’t we, lads and lasses?
12 April 2011 by Christopher Somerville
I is for Islands – more specifically those gloopy, gluey, marsh-and-mud islands of the Essex coast.
22 November 2010 by Christopher Somerville
H is for Heroes - specifically Hillaby. They say you should never meet your heroes, and I never did catch up with John Hillaby. He was too busy walking.
26 August 2010 by Christopher Somerville
My 10-year-old self lay back on the turf, book in hand, all alone in deepest Dorset. And I’ll never forget the cold pang of terror when I looked up from my book to see an evil little face, with goat-like eyes and the most cynical of smiles, staring out at me from among the tree trunks.
01 June 2010 by Christopher Somerville
F is for Flora and Fauna – my favourite outdoor twins. I’ve been going out with both of them for a long time now.
12 February 2010 by Christopher Somerville
E is for Elephant – and in particular the mighty Maharaja, who decided to assert his right to roam in famous circumstances.
23 November 2009 by Christopher Somerville
D is for Drovers — the hard men who once travelled the green roads of our land. Everywhere you follow the ancient tracks, through holloways in the south country downs or out along cobbled paths across the northern moors, you find signs of a vigorous commerce now vanished.
25 August 2009 by Christopher Somerville
C is for Company Curmudgeon Man – I hear his crusty footfall, coming nearer all the time. Share my water bottle? Well, why the bloody hell didn’t you bring your own? Do you good to go without. Teach you a lesson, won’t it?
26 May 2009 by Christopher Somerville
B is for Binoculars – a bird-watcher’s best friend, but also a walker’s. Why didn’t I think of them before? How many person-hours have I spent peering under my hand like a silly old seadog, trying to identify the minuscule blob of a waymark across a misty moor?
18 February 2009 by Christopher Somerville
A is for Anger – that healthy and yet thoroughly scary emotion. At least, we are told it is healthy. Let off steam at your workmates, exhorts the industrial psychologist. Go on, it’s good to clear the air.