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The Big Pathwatch

01 September 2015 by Walking Class Hero

With the Big Pathwatch moving into high gear, one walker describes the joy of discovery fuelled by the project.

David

The making of a President's Volunteer Award winner

01 June 2015 by Guest blogger

Award winner David Howarth reflects on the achievements of the Isle of Wight Ramblers and receiving the 'Running the Ramblers' award.

Walking Class Hero looking at the New York skyline

Walking Class Hero: world cities for walking

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.

Isle of Mull

Ed Wilson: What’s the story in Balamory?

12 September 2014 by Ed Wilson

Ed visits the Isle of Mull and considers the valuable contribution volunteers make to society.

White Cliffs Ramblers walking on the clifftops

Experience the iconic White Cliffs

30 June 2014 by Dean West

The White Cliffs Walking Festival will take place from 21 - 27 August, based in Dover, Deal and the surrounding areas.

Walking the wyre

27 June 2014 by Ruth Somerville

With 1,200 species of butterflies and moths and some of the UK’s oldest woodland, the West Midlands’ Wyre Forest is a boon for walkers and naturalists alike. Yet for a long time, the Forest’s westernmost boundary in South Shropshire was inaccessible to walkers. Until Susan Sharp came along.

Private sign in Navestock

Diversion tactics

24 June 2014 by Anastasia French

Anastasia joins volunteers in Essex to learn how they decide which path diversion applications to accept and which to oppose, and to see how they negotiate with landowners and council officers.

Ramblers volunteers

What should volunteering look like?

04 June 2014 by Ed Wilson

Volunteers are the bedrock of the Ramblers - without our volunteers we wouldn't exist to keep paths open and people walking. So it's essential that we offer the best support to them and so we're asking, if you were starting as a volunteer what would you most need?

The new bridge in the Forest of Dean

Where there's a will there's a way

03 June 2014 by Rod Goodman

Rod Goodman of the Forest of Dean Ramblers, is a man who likes to get stuck into a project. He tells of how the local Ramblers group teamed up with the council to save a well-used path.

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.

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