Blogs archive

Brian Jones

The Fox

30 August 2013 by Brian Jones

The constellation of Vulpecula (The Fox) is small and relatively faint, but ideally placed for viewing during August and September evenings.

Christopher Somerville

Christopher Somerville's A-Z of walking: S

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.

Toad

Autumn by water

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.

Macrolepiota Procera

Fruits and fungi

30 August 2013 by Sheila Spence

Autumn is a great time for fruits and fungi – including one of my favourites, The Parasol.

Teal

Colourful ducks

30 August 2013 by Paul Stancliffe

During the autumn months, when their dull brown tip feathers have worn off, male ducks are at their most colourful and spectacular.

HG Wells' martian in Woking

Where the streets have no name

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.

Members of the Cornwall Ramblers REACT team fixing a bridge

Working for walkers

01 August 2013 by Sarah Gardner

The Ramblers knows how to work for walkers, and it knows how to have fun doing it. We recognise that we need to find our feet in a rapidly changing world, but we are as important now as we’ve ever been.

Elena Fuller, Ramblers volunteer

Hard graft and dedication

23 July 2013 by Elena Fuller

Many groups around Britain work hard to make our weekend ramble as easy as a walk in the park. One such group is the Vale Path Volunteers whose members clear footpaths in the Vale of White Horse District in Oxfordshire.

Sarah and Tegenn working with REACT to fix a bridge

A footpath a day keeps the doctor away

18 June 2013 by Sarah Gardner

It's not news to the 17,000 Ramblers volunteers who regularly give up their free time to keep paths in top condition, but getting stuck into a project like this is incredibly rewarding. Not only are you outside, feeling healthy and happy, enjoying the fresh air, you are also doing something of benefit to the wider community.

Dandelions

Golden season

01 June 2013 by Sheila Spence

We all hope for a ‘golden summer’ so here are some ‘golden’ wild foods to look out for at this time of year. Easily recognised, but usually passed by, are the golden flowers of Dandelion. The fresh young leaves can be used in salads and sandwiches, for making an herbal tonic or even fermented beer.