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Weymouth coastpath opening

Ramblers President and coastal campaign nominated for awards

18 October 2013

Ramblers President Kate Ashbrook and our One Coast For All campaign for the England Coast Path have been nominated in the Great Outdoors Awards 2013. Have your vote before 10 November.

Group conversation outside

Go all out: Have your say in the great outdoors debate

18 October 2013

Over a thousand people have already told us what impacts their enjoyment of the outdoors and there’s still time to share your own views.

Coastal walking in England

One step closer to Somerset coast path

17 October 2013

Walkers are one step closer to enjoying a continuous path along the Somerset coast following the launch of a public consultation on a proposed 90km route between Brean Down, near Weston-super-Mare, and Minehead.

Path through marram grass

New voices for countryside and access following political reshuffles

10 October 2013

Both the Government and the Labour Party have had reshuffles, meaning new decision-makers and spokespeople will now be overseeing the countryside and access agenda.

Health walk

Getting active saves lives

07 October 2013

We’re calling on the nation to get active with the launch of Walking Works, our joint report with Macmillan Cancer Support which explains how walking can help everyone lead longer, healthier and happier lives.

Cirencester Ramblers Path Maintenance Volunteers

New path maintenance team gets off to flying start

07 October 2013

The Cirencester Ramblers’ newly established path maintenance group rolled up their sleeves to clear paths near the Cotswold village of Barnsley on 5 October, creating an attractive circular route for walkers to enjoy.

Surrey County Council Countryside Access Assistant Nicky Scott

Surrey County Council thank our volunteers

04 October 2013

Surrey County Council have produced a video thanking volunteers including the Farnham Ramblers for their help in maintaining the Surrey countryside.

Group walk in summer

National Assembly for Wales brings in first Active Travel Act

02 October 2013

The Active Travel Act aims to improve routes and facilities for walkers and cyclists in Wales.

View from outcrop

The expert view on walking

01 October 2013

We’ve launched a new area of the website featuring in-depth advice on rights of way and access issues as well as the latest queries our Walk magazine experts have been setting their minds too.

Lake District National Park (image credit: Alan Jones)

What’s your view on biodiversity offsetting?

27 September 2013

The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson was keen to show his interest in biodiversity offsetting, which would see new, bigger or better nature sites created when a development damages the natural environment unavoidably, at the recent National Parks conference.