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Walker with cows

EU agricultural payments should be used to improve opportunities for walking

28 June 2013

With agreement recently reached on reforms to the EU-wide system of payments to farmers and land managers we want Defra ministers to ensure this public money is used to open up and protect the countryside.

Countryside path

What will Government spending plans mean for walkers?

27 June 2013

We’re keeping a close eye on the Government’s spending plans including the latest round of departmental cuts, which will total some £11.5bn for the financial year 2015-16.

Walkers on Pontesford Hill

England’s two main environmental agencies not to merge

27 June 2013

We’re welcoming the news announced today that Natural England and the Environment Agency, the two bodies responsible for the environment in England, are not to merge.

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.