Volunteer news archive

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.

West Riding Ramblers website screen grab

West Riding Ramblers launch new website

14 November 2013

The West Riding Ramblers website features a fresh design, a news section, information about local groups, walks and publications, a Facebook feed and links to important pages on the main Ramblers website.

Volunteer Workshop at Gerrards Cross

Helping you develop as a Ramblers volunteer

13 November 2013

We’re running a series of nine Volunteer Development Days to support the volunteers who help us deliver our mission. Find out what’s involved and where they’re taking place.

Cirencester Ramblers Path Maintenance Volunteers

Complete our volunteer survey

12 November 2013

We’re working on a new approach to improving volunteering for the Ramblers and need to hear about the views and experiences of as many of our volunteers as possible. You can help by answering our online survey.

Lake District National Park (image credit: Alan Jones)

Your chance to help protect our finest landscapes

25 October 2013

Lord de Mauley, Secretary of State for the natural environment, is inviting candidates to apply to become members of four National Park Authorities and two Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Boards.

Path maintenance

Path maintenance volunteers open half a mile of footpath

25 October 2013

Walkers joined Ramblers volunteers for our first ever path maintenance holiday in October, opening up a stretch of footpath at Wendron near Helston in Cornwall to the delight of local residents.

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