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Group walk in Spring

Gearing up for Get Walking Week

15 March 2013

We’re getting excited about Get Walking Week – our free short walks festival encouraging you to get outdoors and get active.

Cape Wrath

Ramblers call on Ministry of Defence to abandon Cape Wrath purchase plans

15 March 2013

Dick Balharry, President of Ramblers Scotland, is calling on the Ministry of Defence to abandon its plans for the purchase of additional land at the Cape Wrath NATO firing range.

Walk magazine spring 2013

Walk into spring

01 March 2013

Looking forward to leaving the thermals behind when you go out walking? We are too! It’s just as well that the latest edition of Walk magazine is here and it’s got a real spring in its step.

Walking along the Inverclyde coast

Inverclyde Ramblers help secure funding for coast path

28 February 2013

The Inverclyde Ramblers have helped Inverclyde Council secure £375,000 from the Big Lottery’s Coastal Communities Fund to develop a coastal trail from Wemyss Bay to Langbank as a heritage project.

Ben Challum near Crianlarich

Winter safety advice: Prepare to enjoy

25 February 2013

Mountaineering bodies have issued a joint safety reminder emphasising the need for preparation before heading out into the mountains.

Health walk

Walking the way forward to tackling obesity

20 February 2013

We responded to an article in the Guardian which focussed on how what we eat is contributing to the nation’s obesity levels, highlighting the need for increased physical activity to truly tackle the problem.

Two walkers

TAKE 30 paves the way for greater fitness and health

06 February 2013

On 31 January we launched TAKE 30, a campaign to support the four UK Chief Medical Officers’ recommendation that we should all be aiming to take at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five times a week.

Branch Out

Good news for woodland walkers

31 January 2013

The Government today announced its vision for the future of woodlands – and it’s good news for all those who enjoy a walk in the woods.

National Trails petition hand in

Ramblers campaigners hand in 18,000-strong National Trails petition

30 January 2013

Over 30 Ramblers campaigners joined with Ramblers Chief Executive Benedict Southworth to hand in an 18,000 signature petition for National Trails.

Railway track

Phase two of high-speed rail route to avoid sensitive countryside areas

28 January 2013

Outdoor enthusiasts will be pleased to discover the proposed route of phase two of the HS2 high-speed rail network from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds - which was revealed by the Government today - avoids the Peak District and Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.