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Park Estate gate, Nottingham

Historic path leading to Nottingham Castle restored for public use

20 December 2013

A well-used, historic path leading to Nottingham Castle has now been declared a public footpath thanks to the efforts of local residents and Ramblers volunteers, following attempts by the management company of a nearby private residential housing estate to block the route.

Tissington Trail

Wildlife set to bloom along Peak District trails

18 December 2013

Walkers and others who enjoy the Peak District’s traffic-free paths will see three trails transformed into vital wildlife corridors in the coming years thanks to a new stewardship scheme which Ramblers’ members consulted on.

Morfa Beach

Ramblers fight to improve Wales Coast Path

16 December 2013

Terry Griffiths, Footpath Officer for the Neath Port Talbot Ramblers, has been working hard over the last few months to help ensure that the path network in Neath Port Talbot is not only protected but also improved.

Blocked path

Path in Ellesmere Port secured for the future

12 December 2013

A path in the Whitby area of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, which connects local people to the ancient woodland of Stanney Wood Country Park, has been officially recognised as a footpath thanks to the efforts of local residents and the Ramblers.

Medal Routes walking hub at Twechar

Creating a walking legacy in Scotland

11 December 2013

We’ve created over 50 walking hubs across Scotland to help people enjoy paths in their local community as part of the Ramblers Scotland Medal Routes project, which is building a legacy from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Walker with cows

Our views on the Common Agriculture Policy

09 December 2013

We submitted a response supported by the British Mountaineering Council, the Outdoor Industries Association, the Open Spaces Society and the Sport and Recreation Alliance to DEFRA’s consultation on the implementation of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).

Urban park walk

Anti-social behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill: New protection or new restrictions?

21 November 2013

The Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill, which will give local authorities new powers to close paths and other public spaces to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, is now making its way through the House of Lords.

Map

Unrecorded rights of way: Decision on new legislation awaited

21 November 2013

We’re now half way to the 2026 cut-off date for adding historic rights of way to definitive maps introduced by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. We’ve been working to ensure the way unrecorded paths are put on the map is made more efficient as part of the Deregulation Bill which has now moved to its next phase.

Family walk

How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?

18 November 2013

This is the latest GeoVation Challenge launched by Ordnance Survey this month to address the problems we're facing in Britain linked to inactive lifestyles.

Walkers using public transport

Our response to the inquiry into public transport in isolated communities

15 November 2013

This summer the Transport Committee, a Select Committee of the House of Commons, called for evidence on the state of public transport in isolated communities. We’ve had concerns about the lack of adequate public transport in rural communities for a number of years and decided to submit a response after hearing your views.

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