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Seven surprising walking facts

02 December 2013

Walking Works, the report we produced with Macmillan Cancer Support, revealed the wonders of walking and its benefits to our health, the economy and the environment. We’ve taken a look at some of its more extraordinary findings about the ways walking can change not only our own lives but also the world around us.

Winter walkers

Over a thousand free walks this festive season

29 November 2013

Pull on some thick socks, grab your gloves and hat and get into the festive spirit – the Festival of Winter Walks is coming to town and there’s even more to get excited about this year.

Pentlands hilltracks Scotland

Calling for an end to hill tracks 'vandalism'

28 November 2013

Ramblers Scotland, along with eight other environmental charities, has published Track Changes, a report which calls on the Scottish Government to end the unregulated system for hill track construction. We want hill track construction brought within the planning system.

Walk magazine winter 2013 edition

What's new for Walk magazine

27 November 2013

Walk magazine Editor Dominic Bates gives us his top picks from the winter issue, plus find out about Walk's new online home on the Ramblers website.

HS2 route

High Speed Rail Bill gives green light for HS2

25 November 2013

We’re studying the fine print of the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill published today which will enable the construction of Phase One of HS2, the high speed rail link from London to the West Midlands, to go ahead.

Walkers on overgrown path

100,000 path problems stopping walkers in their tracks

25 November 2013

Our Paths in Crisis report reveals there over 100,000 problems on paths waiting to be dealt with by local authorities in England, with the growing backlog putting walkers off from enjoying the outdoors and having a negative impact on our health and local economies.

Nature Check 2013 launch

Views from the Nature Check 2013 launch

20 November 2013

Find out what the RSPB, CPRE, Woodland Trust, Ramblers, Marine Conservation Society and more had to say on the Government's progress on its natural environment commitments at the launch of the Nature Check 2013 report.

Butterfly on plant

British public care about the countryside but does the Government?

19 November 2013

A survey commissioned alongside Nature Check 2013, a report published by 41 environmental organisations including the Ramblers, reveals how much the British public values the natural environment but calls into question the Government’s commitment to it.

Go all out Big Discussion event

Climate change and “caged” children: Experts discuss future of the outdoors

15 November 2013

This week experts from across the outdoor industry gathered to talk about the challenges facing the future of the great outdoors. Our 'Big Discussion' brought together charities, industry professionals and outdoor user groups to address the big issues.

RS Harris Scotland

Join the national parks debate

15 November 2013

Ramblers Scotland is calling for Scotland’s third national park to be established on the Isle of Harris and for a western extension to the Cairngorms National Park boundary.