22 February 2018 by Phil Pickin
A visit to the coast is the perfect way to blow away the winter blues, and you can look forward to plenty of spectacular sights. Increasingly, however, you may also spot things that are neither pleasant nor natural.
08 September 2017 by Paul Stancliffe
As the days shorten and temperatures fall, our beaches come into their own for birds. Who says Britain’s beaches are just for the summer?
01 July 2017 by Alison Hallas
We are regularly out walking in our favourite places and can see first-hand the impact of a changing climate. We join with other environmental charities to press for greater protection for our habitats, air and water, to make our environment better able to withstand the effects of climate change
14 June 2017 by Paul Stancliffe
With the breeding season in full swing, young birds can often be spotted in our gardens and countryside, often accompanied by their parents – though you may not always be able to tell.
25 May 2017 by Phil Pickin
Although they’ve been out and about since spring, it’s during the summer months that we notice the butterflies.
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.
13 April 2017 by Paul Stancliffe
When the days finally lengthen and the warmth of the sun can be felt breathing new life into the countryside, our birds suddenly spring into life. Our birdwatching expert, Paul Stancliffe, discusses the wonderful colours of breeding birds this spring.
24 February 2017 by Phil Pickin
With the hours of daylight lengthening and the weather turning just that little bit warmer, it can only mean one thing – spring is on its way.
25 November 2016 by Paul Stancliffe
Winter is coming. Paul Stancliffe looks at our wild birds and how they spend the cold months in search of food and company.
06 October 2016 by Phil Pickin
Phil Pickin looks at climate change and its effects on nature.
22 September 2016 by Paul Stancliffe
Paul Stancliffe takes a look at our autumn birds.
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.
09 December 2015 by Phil Pickin
It might be the time of year for hibernation, but that’s not to say there isn’t plenty of wildlife to keep an eye out for on those winter walks, as Phil Pickin explains…
09 December 2015 by Paul Stancliffe
For much of our wildlife, winter is the time to batten down the hatches, find somewhere warm and dry to hibernate, roost, or just to keep out of the worst that a British winter can throw at them.
12 May 2015 by Phil Pickin
Wildlife expert Phil Pickin urges us all to take note of the wildlife that’s right under our feet.
28 April 2015 by Paul Stancliffe
As summer gets into full swing, Paul Stancliffe tells us why it’s the perfect time of year for birdwatching in Britain’s beautiful and abundant woodland
27 February 2015 by Phil Pickin
Wildlife writer Phil Pickin explains how the weather changes the wildlife that we see through the changing seasons
27 February 2015 by Paul Stancliffe
The British Trust of Ornithology Paul Stancliffe considers what it takes for our birdlife to arrive in time for spring
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...
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
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
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.
10 September 2014 by Helen Todd
With the referendum on Scottish independence imminent, we re-post an original blog from Ramblers Scotland campaigner Helen on the impacts a yes vote could have on walkers.
02 September 2014 by Paul Stancliffe
From the British Trust of Ornithology, Paul Stancliffe explains how to enjoy the migration season this autumn!
16 July 2014 by Phil Pickin
From wary badgers to majestic deer, campaigner and avid walker, Phil Pickin, talks about nocturnal wildlife and how to spot it - if you’re lucky!
28 May 2014 by Phil Pickin
Although the summer weather encourages wildlife to get evermore active, some of these active members of the natural world are less welcome than others.
27 May 2014 by Paul Stancliffe
From rare gulls to speeding Peregrines, Walk's resident birdwatcher takes a tour around the entire UK coastline – revealing what birds to look for this summer, and where best to spot them.
06 May 2014 by Sarah Gardner
At the land's end, a newly opened path that "climbs through tranquil woodland, with bluebell and wild garlic, and crosses a gentle stream full of the sounds of cascading water to take in a disused viaduct, home to curling ivy and nesting wild bees".
28 April 2014 by Eugene Suggett
Eugene joins Scarborough Ramblers and Robert Goodwill MP for a walk through Hilda Wood, near Hackness to enjoy the ramsons and to "air a few issues of national importance".
14 April 2014 by Helen Todd
Helen Todd takes a trip to Copenhagen to talk walking (and cycling) with the European Ramblers' Association.
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?
27 February 2014 by Paul Stancliffe
Spring is always an exciting time for birdwatchers, as some of our most iconic birds return after spending the long winter months in Africa. Here are five birds to watch out for this season.
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.
13 February 2014 by Anastasia French
Like the author Laurie Lee, Anastasia woke up one morning with a desire to walk south to the sea. In her penultimate installment she finds the going tough, and wonders who she can turn to for an "emotional iced bun".
03 February 2014 by Chris Woodley-Stewart
In the third of a series of blogs on walking in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Chris Woodley-Stewart and The Boy (Alfie the Collie) explore the wild Suffolk Coast at the turning of the year.
15 January 2014 by Ed Wilson
The simple joys of "rambling busily, along the hedgerows, across the copses" as epitomised by Mole in Wind in the Willows, have only been made possible by the unique network of footpaths. Which is why some of the statistics quoted in the recent 'Paths in Crisis' report concern Ed.
13 January 2014 by Anastasia French
Like the author Laurie Lee, Anastasia woke up one morning with a desire to walk south to the sea. In her fifth installment she is walking through the 100 Aker Wood.
03 December 2013 by Paul Stancliffe
During the winter months Britain and Ireland are among the best places in the world to spot wild geese – and getting to grips with them also offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy some spectacular walks.
02 December 2013 by Phil Pickin
Despite the fact that peatland can seem featureless and rather flat, it provides us with a number of vital services: storing carbon, mitigating flooding and providing precious habitat for a range of plants and animals.
28 October 2013 by The Long Walker
The Long Walker on why walking in autumn can help shake off the melancholy blues.
13 September 2013 by Chris Woodley-Stewart
As the Director of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Chris Woodley-Stewart is a lucky man. He works in the "true north" where Cumbria, Northumberland and County Durham meet. Find out more about walking in what he calls a "wild and wonderful place".
30 August 2013 by Phil Pickin
We all know autumn is a season full of rich colours on the trees and mellow fruitfulness in the hedgerows but it’s also a time during which plants and animals that live in our ponds and rivers start to get themselves ready for the coming winter.
01 June 2013 by Phil Pickin
Beyond much slower ‘traffic’ and a supply of water, the footpaths and embankments that line our canals and waterways provide green spaces – both for wildlife and walkers.
01 June 2013 by Paul Stancliffe
Some of Britain’s most iconic birds can be found during the summer months. Most arrive during the spring but are what we refer to in birding circles as summer visitors, birds like the Cuckoo, the Swallow and the Swift. However, it is not all about icons, the summer months are also the best time to see some of our most fascinating birds – birds like the Nightjar and the Woodcock.
03 March 2013 by Phil Pickin
For many people spring is a favorite time of year - new growth gives the countryside a fresh green hue and new life evident almost everywhere you look!