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Cotswold Way walker (image credit Natural England/Nick Turner)

Love National Trails? We want to hear from you!

25 July 2012

We’re looking for walkers who love National Trails to help us safeguard the gems of our footpath network for generations to come.

Wyre Forest Ramblers Olympic walk

Ramblers get into the Olympic spirit

23 July 2012

The Wyre Forest Ramblers went on a walk around Much Wenlock, a town with close connections to the modern Olympics, on 15 July to celebrate the UK's Olympic year.

Walking to the Games (image credit ODA)

Get to the Games on foot

23 July 2012

Those lucky enough to be going to the Games this summer will have a healthy and convenient alternative to travelling on public transport thanks to guided walks and cycle rides being run to London 2012 venues.

Cleveland Way (image credit: Natural England / Mike Kipling)

Strong support for the Campaign for National Trails

17 July 2012

Countryside advocates have shown their support for the Campaign for National Trails launched on 9 July by signing an open letter from the Ramblers to The Telegraph.

Roger Payne

A tribute to British Mountaineer Roger Payne

13 July 2012

Mountain guide and former General Secretary of the British Mountaineering Council Roger Payne has died following a major avalanche in the Chamonix region in France.

Weymouth coastpath opening

First stretch of the English Coastal Path opens at Weymouth

10 July 2012

Walkers turned out to celebrate the launch of the first stretch of the English Coastal Path at Weymouth on Friday 6 July.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Wharram view (image credit: Natural England / Mike Kipling)

Campaign for National Trails launched

09 July 2012

We’re launching our ‘Campaign for National Trails’ in response to new government proposals for the management of National Trails in England which we fear would cause a dramatic decline in their quality.

Dylan Thomas Community School path maintenance

Welsh students lend a hand to practical pathwork

03 July 2012

Pupils from the Dylan Thomas Community School in Swansea showed their support for walking in Britain during May by undertaking a series of practical pathwork sessions near Port Eynon.

Let's Walk Cymru

New home for Let’s Walk Cymru

02 July 2012

Ramblers Cymru will be encouraging more people to get walking in Wales after taking over the running of the Let's Walk Cymru initiative in its final year from Sport Wales.

Swansea new volunteers

120 new volunteers

28 June 2012

A total of 120 Welsh Baccalaureate students from Dylan Thomas Community School in Swansea participated in voluntary work over two weeks during late May 2012.