Latest volunteer success stories

Chorley Ramblers

Cheerful Changes in Chorley

23 July 2014

The Chorley Ramblers have initiated a huge project to make the Chorley Circular Walk wheelchair, pram and tramper accessible. By upgrading paths, changing the stiles to kissing gates and installing interpretation boards the Circular has been made more accessible for people with a wider range of mobility. The varied route gives locals access to their heritage and countryside.

The Party in Worcester Works

Worcester Work Party

15 July 2014

Read about the Working Party in Worcester, established in May 2007 and now consists of 24 volunteers. The party has had many successes such as footpath clearance in Hallow, where it slashed and uprooted Himalayan Balsam, which can grow up to 2 meters in height.

Ramblers volunteers contributed £1million to clear the way for walkers

Path Team Volunteers installing kissing gate

04 June 2014

New figures have revealed our volunteers contributed the equivalent of almost £1million last year through their time and efforts helping to improve the countryside and paths we walk along.

The Ripple effect

Ramblers RIPPLE group

03 June 2014

Who are the mysterious Ripple and why are they so important to walkers and the local council in Bedfordshire?

The Sussex Border Path made even easier to walk

Walking the newly improved Sussex Border Path

02 June 2014

Sussex Ramblers worked with local volunteer groups and the council to make a popular section of the Sussex Border Path even easier to enjoy, by replacing old stiles with easy to use gates.

Reuniting walkers with a long-hidden path in Sedgehill

South Wiltshire Ramblers and other volunteers on the cleared path in Sedgehill

30 May 2014

South Wiltshire Ramblers and other volunteers undertook a mamoth task not just clearing a thoroughly overgrown path in Sedgehill and Semley, but also constructing stiles and bridges to ensure this path could be enjoyed again.

Chapel Gate path in the Peak District protected

National Park sign

22 May 2014

The Peak District National Park Authority have today implemented a ban on motor vehicles using the historic Chapel Gate path near Edale.

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Will Renwick

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We have beautiful countryside in Wales that is incredible for walking, so I've been out and about with the Ramblers, talking to local groups and trying to encourage them to get walking and out enjoying our landscape as much as they can.

Will Renwick
Champion for Young Walkers

Map of path successes

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

Map of successes

Cotswold Outdoor