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Path maintenance volunteers

Help us protect, expand and enjoy the places we walk

05 June 2014

Our work to protect the places we walk and encourage people to get out walking for both health and leisure wouldn’t be possible without the help of our thousands of dedicated volunteers.

Path Team Volunteers installing kissing gate

Ramblers volunteers contributed £1million to clear the way for walkers

04 June 2014

New figures have revealed our volunteers contributed the equivalent of almost £1million last year through their time and efforts helping to improve the countryside and paths we walk along.

Walking in woodland

The Queen's Speech: what it means for walkers

04 June 2014

With today’s State Opening of Parliament the coalition government has published legislation it intends to pass into law before next year’s General Election. Here's our take on the Queen's Speech.

Ramblers RIPPLE group

The Ripple effect

03 June 2014

Who are the mysterious Ripple and why are they so important to walkers and the local council in Bedfordshire?

Walking the newly improved Sussex Border Path

The Sussex Border Path made even easier to walk

02 June 2014

Sussex Ramblers worked with local volunteer groups and the council to make a popular section of the Sussex Border Path even easier to enjoy, by replacing old stiles with easy to use gates.

South Wiltshire Ramblers and other volunteers on the cleared path in Sedgehill

Reuniting walkers with a long-hidden path in Sedgehill

30 May 2014

South Wiltshire Ramblers and other volunteers undertook a mamoth task not just clearing a thoroughly overgrown path in Sedgehill and Semley, but also constructing stiles and bridges to ensure this path could be enjoyed again.

White Cliffs Walking Festival

Walkers spoiled for choice this summer

30 May 2014

There are plenty of Ramblers walking festivals taking place around the country this summer. Led by our walking experts, these are bound to be extra special events, so why not pull on your boots and get involved?

Walk magazine cover summer 2014

Smuggle the latest issue of Walk magazine with you this summer

29 May 2014

Us walkers owe the bootleggers and pirates of yesteryear a huge debt of thanks. Because without their centuries-old legacy of clandestine tracks, we’d be robbed of some of the most thrilling trails these isles have to offer.

Epping Forest

Joint letter to David Cameron to save our woodland walks

27 May 2014

We’ve come together with other organisations to urge David Cameron to create a new public body to manage our woodland forever.

National Park sign

Chapel Gate path in the Peak District protected

22 May 2014

The Peak District National Park Authority have today implemented a ban on motor vehicles using the historic Chapel Gate path near Edale.