Walking issues

Wales feature

World Class Wales?

Wales could be on the cusp of becoming the greatest outdoors destination in the world, if a review of legislation by the Welsh Government goes the right way. Combining the freedom to roam with a national network of celebrated footpaths, the new access arrangements would allow outdoors enthusiasts to walk, swim, camp and climb responsibly across the entire country. But not everyone is excited by the prospect. We investigate what options are on the table, and how close the dream scenario for walkers is to becoming a reality.

Walk in the woods

Top 10 tips for lobbying your local MP

With the general election just over a year away, we're ramping up our campaign on Westminster, taking more MPs out on walks and launching a manifesto to ensure the concerns of walkers are in the minds of any future Government. But we need your help, so we've come up with ten top tips for lobbying your local MP.


Coasting along to nowhere

With the Government now wavering over its commitment to an England Coast Path, the Ramblers has issued a new report reasserting the case for everyone to be able to access our coastline. The report’s author, Julian Rollins, examines the Environment Minister’s recent comments and the economic argument for completing the project...

Cause for diversion

Cause for diversion

Every year, hundreds of applications are made to divert footpaths all over England and Wales, and the Ramblers keeps a watchful eye on all of them. But only a few are challenged on the grounds of protecting a route’s historical character. Julian Rollins investigates why, and looks at the need to recognise the value of Britain’s footpath heritage in law...