Interviews and opinion

Hugo Blomfield

Opinion: Paths are at their worst for 20 years

Hugo Blomfield, author of a new Ramblers report, urges us to fight back against councils refusing to face up to the backlog of rights of way problems and who are still cutting budgets .

Tim Knowles

Walk and Talk with Tim Knowles

Currently exhibiting in the nationally touring show Walk On, the mixed-media artist is fascinated by recording movement on film and paper, and the central role chance plays in much of his work. He talks to walk about following the wind on foot around central London, night walks in Devon and hunting for explosives in Afghanistan...

Dr Andrew Murray

My Perfect Day

Ultra-marathon runner, TV presenter and newly elected president of Ramblers Scotland, Dr Andrew Murray tells Susan Grey about his favourite walk, expedition surgery and London 2012’s failed legacy...

Marika

More than the eyes can see

Herefordshire Ramblers’ Marika Kovacs has been blind since childhood, but that hasn’t stopped her from leading her first group walk recently, and now she’s planning more…

John Trevelyan

Walk and Talk with John Trevelyan

It’s 30 years since the Ramblers first published Rights of Way: A Guide to Law and Practice – aka ‘the Blue Book’ – but it’s still the go-to text for lawyers, council officers and volunteers trying to settle footpath disputes. Andrew McCloy talks to John Trevelyan, the book’s co-author, about its humble beginnings, the secret of its continued success, and his lifelong involvement with the Ramblers…