2016 was a big year for Britain and the world – and a big year for the Ramblers! Here are 12 highlights and achievements from last year.
These highlights were originally used as part of our twelve days of Christmas news feature.
Without our 25,000 passionate and dedicated volunteers, we simply would not exist.
Walking is good for your mind, your body and your soul, and any increase in physical activity, no matter how small, can really boost your health and happiness.
Our incredible 155 volunteer path maintenance teams are out every week clearing paths and improving path structures.
In September we got the nation on its feet with Walk About - our biggest ever walking festival.
We are delighted to say we have so far been successful in protecting the path, and construction has continued throughout 2016.
Ahead of the National Assembly for Wales elections in May 2016, Ramblers Cymru published a manifesto all about making Wales the best country in the world for walkers.
With the help of thousands of walkers like you, we completed the nation’s biggest ever footpath survey!
In November we welcomed Vanessa Griffiths as our new Chief Executive.
In October our free Pathwatch app launched in Scotland for the first time.
Ramblers Routes is an online library of over 2,750 inspiring routes for walkers to follow.
During 2016, our volunteers delivered 52,422 led walks – that’s 143 walks for every day of the year!
During 2016 the Walk team used reader feedback to help shape a new-look magazine.