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Coastal walk on the Dengie Peninsula

Coastal campaign wins outdoors award

14 November 2013

Our One Coast For All campaign for the England Coast Path has been named environmental or access initiative of the year at the Great Outdoors Awards voted for by members of the public, while Ramblers president Kate Ashbrook was runner up in the outdoor personality of the year category.

Walking for health walk in a park

£1.2m health fund will help English cities get walking, but more is needed

11 November 2013

We’re pleased to hear that the Government is giving five cities in England £1.2million for new walking projects, but want the Department of Health and Public Health England to invest more in walking as the best way to tackle England's costly physical inactivity epidemic.

Fighting the Godmanchester case

Defending the right to challenge decisions

07 November 2013

We’ve spoken up about proposed changes to the law about judicial review – the process through which the way decisions have been made by public bodies can be challenged – which would have a negative impact on campaigning and lobbying groups if they were to go ahead.

Bangor Bethesda Ramblers

Chief Medical Officer joins us for a walk

07 November 2013

Bangor and Bethesda Ramblers welcomed the Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Ruth Hussey OBE, on their walk in Aber last weekend.

Nick Morgan's photo of walkers

Try a Medal Route and you could win an iPad Mini

06 November 2013

Ramblers Scotland is calling on people across Scotland to try Medal Routes short walks near them, and as a thank you for giving one of the walks a go, everyone will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad Mini.

Kate Ashbrook at the kissing gate she installed at Cobstone Hill, Turville, in the Chilterns

One week left to vote for the Ramblers

04 November 2013

Show your support for the Ramblers and vote for us in the Great Outdoors Awards before 10 November.

Coast path sign Cornwall

Campaign success: Coast path dream closer to reality

31 October 2013

Walkers can look forward to enjoying a new National Trail after our successful campaign for a continuous path around England’s coast.

Path maintenance

Path maintenance volunteers open half a mile of footpath

25 October 2013

Walkers joined Ramblers volunteers for our first ever path maintenance holiday in October, opening up a stretch of footpath at Wendron near Helston in Cornwall to the delight of local residents.

Walking cartoon

A daily dose of walking

24 October 2013

Walk magazine reader Robert Dangoor sent us a cartoon with the caption ‘The more you walk, the less you need to see your doctor’. We couldn’t agree more. Take a look at the cartoon.

Looking towards Kinder Scout

Sharing the story of the Kinder Trespass decades on

21 October 2013

Following celebrations in 2012 to mark the 80th anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout and a Spirit of Kinder Day in April, the story of this pivotal moment in the history of the access movement continues with the launch of a campaign to create a Kinder Trespass Visitor Centre.