Volunteer news archive

Delegates at Scottish Council 2014

A successful Scottish Council

14 March 2014

Over 80 delegates gathered in Glasgow for this year’s Scottish Council. The key purpose for this gathering is to develop policy, influence decision making and elect an Executive Committee for Ramblers Scotland.

Shropshire Way footpath sign

Rights of way and development

13 March 2014

We’ve produced a new version of our guidance note on rights of way and development which covers not only the Defra advice but also information on new laws and government policy on rights of way and development, including the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Public footpath sign

Ramblers in the High Court to appeal ‘Andrews’ case

28 February 2014

We’ve been in the High Court this week to appeal against the ruling of the 1993 ‘Andrews’ case concerning paths ‘set out’ as a result of Inclosure Acts. As we wait for the outcome of the case, we explain its background and why it’s important the 1993 court ruling is overturned.

Trafford Ramblers path maintenance team

Give our volunteers your vote

24 February 2014

We received over 50 nominations for Ramblers volunteers, groups and areas whose achievements you thought deserved celebrating at our President’s Volunteer Awards. The shortlist has now been unveiled and you can vote to decide the winners.

City of Birmingham Ramblers

Birmingham Ramblers heading out on summer evenings

12 February 2014

The City of Birmingham Ramblers are introducing monthly short circular walks on midweek evenings throughout the summer to offer people the chance to make the most of the longer daylight hours and warmer weather during the working week.

Health walk

Host a short walk for Get Walking Week

11 February 2014

Our short walks festival Get Walking Week returns from 3-10 May and we’re asking our local groups to host short walks under five miles to offer more people the opportunity to discover the wonder of walking.

Mike Slater accepts the Campaigner Award

Volunteer awards: Still time to make your nomination

10 February 2014

If you know of a Ramblers volunteer, group or area whose achievements deserve celebrating you can help give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for our volunteer awards by 16 February.

Glasgow Ramblers

Glasgow Ramblers offer route to longer walks

22 January 2014

The Glasgow Ramblers have teamed up with Walk Glasgow to help people progress from shorter walks designed to help improve health and wellbeing to longer walks via free walks designed to encourage people to walk that little bit further.

Redditch Ramblers walk

Redditch Ramblers take walks a step further

21 January 2014

The Worcestershire-based group has been adding innovative walks to its programme including a torch lit stroll and a taster walk designed for people new to the Ramblers which also saw them team up with a local farm shop.


Historic bridleway saved in East Yorkshire

15 January 2014

Walkers, horse riders and cyclists in Burstwick, East Yorkshire, are celebrating following the news that a much-needed bridleway that will allow people to avoid two busy roads has been saved thanks to the efforts of the Ramblers and the British Horse Society (BHS).

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