04 June 2018 by Guest blogger
As we launch new research into walking in parks and green spaces, Jane Wilcock, Ramblers member and Chair of Longsight Park Friends Group, Bolton, writes about the way in which they've made Longsight Park more accessible for everyone.
24 May 2018 by Guest blogger
It's National Walking Month and the experts at Cotswold Outdoor share their top recommendations for urban strolls.
26 April 2018 by Guest blogger
David Martin, former local councillor and Ramblers volunteer shares his top tips for engaging with your local councillors.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
05 October 2015 by Dumisani Nyathi
A young forager talks about how he got started finding food along the paths near his home.
06 May 2015 by Walking Class Hero
A city’s environmental credentials are an important factor in assessing its status. Walking Class Hero takes a look at New York and Glasgow to see how accessible and user-friendly their walking routes are.
12 December 2014 by Kate Conto
Evidence increasingly shows that nature is in trouble. Wildlife and landscapes are under increasing threat from development, climate change and degradation...
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.
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.
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.
15 August 2014 by Walking Class Hero
What does a Saxon chief called Snot, Gotham City and Dolly Parton have in common? Another walk with resident blogger Walking Class Hero of course. This month, the urban delights of Nottingham.
26 June 2014 by Tom Fewins
A city’s parks and open spaces are often referred to as its ‘green lungs’, however new research published today by The Heritage Lottery Fund suggests those lungs are in serious danger of running out of air.
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.
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.
17 March 2014 by Eugene Suggett
Hundreds of articles, bringing fascinating insights to aspects of footpath law, have landed on this blogger’s desk since 1990. Contributors have included lawyers, historians, representatives of the farming and landowning interests and local authority staff.
12 March 2014 by Kate Conto
Can we ever place an economic value on the natural environment and everything it does for us? Shouldn’t we just look after nature because it is the right thing to do morally?
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.
21 January 2014 by Eugene Suggett
Eugene Suggett ponders the nature of 'privacy' when it comes to public paths that run past people's houses.
02 January 2014 by Sarah Gardner
“This is Kent, but not the garden of England. This is a walk through the edgelands, where everything is in a state of flux … where human endeavours, great and marginal, crop up quickly, flourish and decay, leaving only remains.” Sarah takes a walk on the wild side.
18 October 2013 by Anastasia French
Like the author Laurie Lee, Anastasia woke up one morning with the idea to walk south to the sea - and she did it! In this first instalment she has Big Ben, some Elvis Presley lookalikes and a herd of deer for company as she heads southwest along the Thames Path.
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.
09 September 2013 by Benedict Southworth
We are the organisation that works for walkers, and with 9 million of you in England alone, we want to make sure we are representing your views, if the Ramblers is to steer the right course over the next few years.
06 September 2013 by Mary Gough
We've started a big conversation with people all over the country to find out how to make the outdoors even more enjoyable, and determine our vision for the next 10 years. One of our volunteers, Mary, talks about the conversations she's been having with people who love the outdoors.
06 August 2013 by Walking Class Hero
Regular readers will know that I’m an enthusiastic, not to say evangelistic, urban walker who now lives deep in the heart of London’s suburbia but I find the word 'urban' a bit limiting.
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.
28 January 2013 by Sarah Gardner
The feel of the sun soaking through my coat is a joy I'd almost forgotten, as I make my way to Hampton Court to meet the London Strollers. This afternoon they are walking to Richmond, via Kingston, following part of the 184-miles of Thames Path.