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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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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.

Railway track

Volunteers prepare for HS2 phase 2

22 October 2013

In early October volunteers from Ramblers areas which fall in the line of the proposed route of HS2 phase 2 came together to prepare for the potential impact of the high speed rail link on rights of way in the Midlands and North of England by sharing best practice.

Walking for Health group

Helping move fitter walkers from health walks to Ramblers

17 October 2013

Changes to the Walking for Health programme in England will create new opportunities to welcome former health walkers into the Ramblers. Sign up for online workshops to find out more about working with Walking for Health schemes.

Walker Street (image credit: Geroge Torode)

New anti-social behaviour laws: Government listens to our concerns

14 October 2013

The Government has taken our concerns about the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill and the impact on access into account as it makes its way through Parliament.

Cirencester Ramblers Path Maintenance Volunteers

New path maintenance team gets off to flying start

07 October 2013

The Cirencester Ramblers’ newly established path maintenance group rolled up their sleeves to clear paths near the Cotswold village of Barnsley on 5 October, creating an attractive circular route for walkers to enjoy.

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