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Winter scene

Great walks to spice up your winter

17 December 2013

Want to experience midwinter on Wales’ highest peak? Fancy a Christmas morning stroll to work up an appetite for the turkey? Our Festival of Winter Walks has this and plenty more in store from 21 December to 5 January.

Ramblers website

Happy Birthday!

17 December 2013

One year on from the launch of our new website, Web Editor Emma Bovill gives her top ten picks from

Walkers in conversation with Ramblers CEO Benedict Southworth in Edale

Your views on the outdoors

16 December 2013

For the last three months people across the country have been telling us what matters to them about the outdoors - from good public transport in rural areas to the importance of getting kids active outside - and there’s still time to get involved and have your say.

Morfa Beach

Ramblers fight to improve Wales Coast Path

16 December 2013

Terry Griffiths, Footpath Officer for the Neath Port Talbot Ramblers, has been working hard over the last few months to help ensure that the path network in Neath Port Talbot is not only protected but also improved.

Blocked path

Path in Ellesmere Port secured for the future

12 December 2013

A path in the Whitby area of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, which connects local people to the ancient woodland of Stanney Wood Country Park, has been officially recognised as a footpath thanks to the efforts of local residents and the Ramblers.

Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Isle of Wight could get longed for coast path

11 December 2013

There was good news for walkers on the Isle of Wight today with the announcement that the Government is reconsidering its controversial decision to exclude the island from plans for the England Coast Path.

Medal Routes walking hub at Twechar

Creating a walking legacy in Scotland

11 December 2013

We’ve created over 50 walking hubs across Scotland to help people enjoy paths in their local community as part of the Ramblers Scotland Medal Routes project, which is building a legacy from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Countryfile coastal report

Countryfile takes a look at progress on the England Coast Path

09 December 2013

The BBC’s Countryfile has been exploring our ‘glorious coastline’ and asking what’s holding back the completion of the England Coast Path – which is lagging behind its Welsh counterpart – talking to Ramblers Campaigns Director Nicky Philpott and others.

Autumn leaf

Infrastructure announcements shine spotlight on walking environment

05 December 2013

There has been an abundance of announcements from Government this week on investments in the UK’s infrastructure which will have an impact on the places we love to walk.


Your walking habits

03 December 2013

We ran a poll to find out how much visitors to our website walk a week on average – and the results were encouraging! Find out about opportunities to go walking this winter and how to enter our next poll.