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Happy Birthday Blue Book!

02 April 2013

Rights Of Way: A Guide to Law and Practice – the definitive guide to rights of way law known as the ‘Blue Book' – turns 30 this year. Ramblers Senior Policy Officer Janet Davis and Waymark magazine have been helping wish it a happy birthday.

Walker with bluebells

In search of beautiful bluebells

02 April 2013

Wander through hues of blue as Britain’s bluebells come into bloom.

Long Mynd, Shropshire

Be prepared for bad weather this Easter

28 March 2013

Following recent snowy weather across parts of the UK we’re recommending walkers plan ahead before setting out on a walk over the Easter break.

Walking in woodland

Advice for walkers as new plans to manage ash dieback announced

26 March 2013

In light of new plans to manage ash dieback in the UK revealed by Defra, the advice for walkers remains the same – learn how to spot the disease, look out for signs of it, report any cases and follow advice on signs.

SeenSend - Buttermere and Crummock Water inspired by @Si_Bailey

Sharing a love for the outdoors

25 March 2013

Artist and outdoor enthusiast Joseph Anthony Connor creates paintings from inspiring photos sent to him via Twitter – could your next walking snapshot make the cut?

Dr Andrew Murray in Antarctica

A new President for Ramblers Scotland

25 March 2013

Dr Andrew Murray, the Scottish Government’s first Physical Activity Champion, was elected the President of Ramblers Scotland earlier this month.

Cattle

Stay safe in the countryside this Easter

24 March 2013

We’ve teamed up with the NFU to remind people to take care when walking in fields with livestock this Easter.

50th 'Donate a Gate' installed on Isle of Wight

50th ‘Donate a Gate’ installed by Isle of Wight Ramblers

21 March 2013

The Isle of Wight Ramblers officially opened the 50th gate donated by the public this week, cutting the ribbon on a gate installed on the footpath near St Helens Church on the East side of the Island.

Spring lambs on Kinder Scout

Great spring walking routes

18 March 2013

Explore the best of spring on foot with Ramblers Routes - our online library of high-quality walking routes.

Town walks

Big Lottery Fund backs healthy living

18 March 2013

The Big Lottery Fund has announced a £40 million investment into initiatives across the country that increase physical activity, improve eating habits and tackle mental health.