Volunteer success stories archive

One step closer to the England Coast Path

01 September 2017

We are one step closer to walking the entire England coastline as Natural England announce that work has started on every stretch of the England Coast Path.

National Volunteers' Week - Here’s to all 26,000 of you

01 June 2017

From leading 47,000 walks a year, to clearing paths, or running one of our 500 groups and 50 areas: it's safe to say without our volunteers we wouldn't exist.

Festival of Winter Walks 2016 round-up

19 January 2017

Read our round-up of the Festival of Winter walks, which took place all over Great Britain between 17th December 2016 and 8th January 2017.

Here's what walkers achieved in 2016

05 January 2017

We've achieved a lot this year together. Our CEO, Vanessa, runs through some of the highlights from 2016.

Offas Dyke

Ramblers fix problems along Offa’s Dyke Path following Big Pathwatch

16 November 2016

Following the results of the Big Pathwatch, our biggest ever footpath survey, we’ve embarked on an ambitious week-long path maintenance project to fix problems along the popular national trail Offa’s Dyke.

Pathwatch campaign

The Big Pathwatch reveals 59,000 problems on our path network

14 November 2016

The Ramblers has today, 14 November 2016, released the results of the Big Pathwatch, the nation’s biggest ever footpath survey.

Volunteers' Week news story celebration

Our Volunteer Award winners

01 June 2016

To mark the start of volunteer week, here are the winners of our 2016 volunteer awards.

Powys volunteers

Ramblers part of new team leading path and park improvement work in Powys

22 September 2015

Powys County Council has launched a pilot scheme working with volunteer leaders to improve paths – and over half of the first group of leaders to be trained are Ramblers members.

Volunteer helping Girl Guides

Meirionydd Ramblers help youngsters to enjoy the great outdoors

21 September 2015

Meirionydd Ramblers recently spent time with the 1st Dolgellau Girl Guides at Coed y Brenin Forest Park in Snowdonia, helping the girls achieve their 'Finding Your Way' badge

GOW prize

Angela Penny walks away with top prize

10 September 2015

Angela Penny from Aberdeen scoops the top prize in Ramblers Scotland’s Get Outdoors Competition

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south wiltshire heavy gang in action

Meet our volunteers

The South Wiltshire Ramblers, ‘Heavy Gang,’ have been keeping paths open for 25 years. Find out what makes them an award winning team.

South Wiltshire Heavy Gang

Map of path successes

See what paths our volunteers have successfully unblocked, created and saved.