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Braes of Doune

Ramblers Scotland support call for Cairngorms wind farm proposal to be withdrawn

27 February 2014

Ramblers Scotland has backed the Save Monadhliath Mountains Campaign in its call for another company, RWE Innogy UK Ltd, to withdraw from the controversial 31-turbine proposal at Allt Duine, which would be located along the western flanks of the Cairngorms National Park.

Walk magazine spring 2014 edition

Step into spring with Walk magazine

27 February 2014

Walk magazine Editor Dominic Bates reveals his top picks from the latest issue of our magazine from hostel hikes in England and Wales to the John Muir Way.


Historic paths in the news and in Parliament

26 February 2014

Our efforts to ensure historic paths are included on official maps continued this week with appearances on TV, radio and in Parliament. We’d also like to know why you value historic paths to help us show MPs why they need protecting.

Nick Morgan's photo of walkers

How to get Scotland fit by 2024

26 February 2014

With the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games just around the corner, attention is now beginning to focus on what the long-lasting legacy of the Games will be for Scotland.

Trafford Ramblers path maintenance team

Give our volunteers your vote

24 February 2014

We received over 50 nominations for Ramblers volunteers, groups and areas whose achievements you thought deserved celebrating at our President’s Volunteer Awards. The shortlist has now been unveiled and you can vote to decide the winners.

Butterfly on plant

More natural wonders opened up for walkers

21 February 2014

Another 13 National Nature Reserves in England have been permanently opened up to walkers as part of an on-going programme to give people access to some of the country’s most inspiring landscapes.

Group walk in Scotland

Ramblers Scotland welcomes physical activity plan, but asks ‘Where’s the money?’

21 February 2014

Ramblers Scotland has welcomed the launch of the Scottish Government’s physical activity plan and the ‘Fit in 14’ campaign which forms part of the plan and encourages workplaces to be more active, but raised questions over funding.

Walking for Health group

London 2012 legacy plans back walking as way to tackle inactivity

20 February 2014

The UK Government, the Mayor of London and Olympic and Paralympic Ambassador Lord Coe have committed to promoting physical activity across the nation as part of legacy plans from the London 2012 Games.

Walking with a dog

How does your dog behave in the countryside?

20 February 2014

The Farmer’s Guardian and National Sheep Association are inviting dog owners to complete a short online survey about how your dog behaves when out in the countryside. The survey looks at topics such as letting dogs off leads and how dogs behave near livestock.


Why has it all gone ‘quiet on the forest front’?

19 February 2014

A House of Lords debate on 12 February highlighted the Government’s slow progress on its commitment to increase opportunities to enjoy England’s woods and the risk to the future of our forests if the body responsible for looking after them doesn’t have public access at its heart.