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Overgrown footpath sign

Manchester Ramblers to fight footpath closure

26 June 2013

The Manchester Ramblers will be in court on 1 July in a last ditch attempt to prevent the permanent closure of a public footpath in Chorlton.

Coastpath sign

Minister throws doubt on coast path

25 June 2013

We fear that the England Coast Path is set to be scrapped, following remarks from Environment Minister Richard Benyon.

Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Silver Slashers on the boardwalk

25 June 2013

The Silver Slashers path maintenance team's most ambitious project to date - installing a boardwalk in an ancient wetland in Anglesey - was officially opened on Friday 14 June.

Dorchester Strollers

Long-standing volunteer honoured by the Queen

18 June 2013

Long-standing Ramblers member and volunteer Susan Blake is to be awarded a British Empire Medal for services to rambling and the community of Dorchester.

Neath Abbey

A walk back in time

17 June 2013

We've organised a walk celebrating the history of Neath Abbey and the Cwm Valley as part of a new partnership with Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service.

Edinburgh Young Walkers Group

A decade of freedom

13 June 2013

This year marks ten years since we secured the right to walk almost everywhere in Scotland.

Luton Beech Hill

Government debate on threat to public spaces

11 June 2013

New Government proposals will make it easier to close off public spaces without offering local communities (and walkers) an opportunity to object.

Scramblers HF project

Generations sharing skills

11 June 2013

We've been working with youth charity Youth Cymru and HF holidays to share our path maintenance skills with young people in North Wales.

Cattle

Stay safe in the countryside

10 June 2013

As the weather finally heats up and more people head out for a walk in the countryside, we’re reminding people to take care when walking through fields with livestock.

Widford Church, Hertfordshire

Ancient path on the Hertfordshire Way saved

07 June 2013

An ancient and well-used footpath on the Hertfordshire Way has been saved for the public, thanks to the efforts of our staff and volunteers.