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Kinder Scout walkers

Anniversary of Kinder Scout Trespass celebrated in Sheffield

30 April 2014

The second annual Spirit of Kinder Day took place in Sheffield on Saturday, marking the 82nd anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in what is now the Peak District. The trespass took place at a time when much of the countryside was out of bounds to the public and was a pivotal event in the access movement which led to the creation of National Trails and National Parks.

Public Health Minister Jane Ellison with Ramblers staff

Ramblers head to parliament to build a walking Britain

30 April 2014

Yesterday we hosted a reception at parliament to talk to politicians about how they can help us build a walking Britain.

Walking for Health group in Grimsby

Make a change for Get Walking Week

25 April 2014

Our short walks festival, Get Walking Week from 3 May - 10 May, is the perfect opportunity to get out more on foot.

Cumbria coast path launch

Two new stretches of the England Coast Path now open

17 April 2014

This week we’ve been celebrating the opening of the first stretches of the England Coast Path in Cumbria and County Durham which will become part of a continuous route along England’s coastline.

Cattle

Explore the countryside with care this Easter

17 April 2014

Easter is an ideal time to head out walking and we've joined up with the NFU to remind people how to stay safe when enjoying the countryside this spring.

RGU: Sport Aberdeen

Medal Routes project marks 100 days to Commonwealth Games

15 April 2014

Three new walking maps for Aberdeen were officially launched at Robert Gordon University (RGU) this week as part of Ramblers Scotland’s Medal Routes project to mark the countdown to the start of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Bluebells

Easter on foot

14 April 2014

We’ve put together some ideas for a walking-packed Easter break, from joining an outing with one of our local groups to organising your own adventures with family and friends.

Path Maintenance day, Milngavie

Ramblers volunteers clear the way for local walkers

07 April 2014

Ramblers Scotland is working to establish path maintenance teams across Scotland to carry out minor repairs on paths in and around the places where people live.

Ordnance Survey Snowdonia Maps

Almost 5,000 maps handed in as Ordnance Survey trades old for new

07 April 2014

An Ordnance Survey scheme encouraging people to trade in old maps for new has been hugely successful, with almost 4,500 maps, some nearly a century old, returned so far. The offer runs until the end of April.

General Council 2014 watching video

General Council in pictures

31 March 2014

We've put together a photo gallery from General Council, our annual conference, to give you a feel for this year's event.