Volunteer news archive

Winter walking

Get ready for the Festival of Winter Walks

18 September 2013

Our popular and longstanding winter walking festival wouldn’t happen without the help and support of our volunteers. Find out how you can get involved and help promote the festival near you.

The Brighton and Hove Ramblers with Caroline Lucas

Invite your MP on a walk

16 September 2013

In the lead up to the next election local Ramblers groups have been out walking with MPs across England to show them what we do at a local level and tell them about our work. Now we need your help to invite even more MPs walking.

Path success Torfaen

Reporting blocked footpath prompts speedy response from local council

05 September 2013

We were thrilled with Torfaen Council's speedy response to a blocked footpath complaint.

Walkers on a woodland path

Stakeholder Working Group on unrecorded rights of way: Recommendations to be reviewed by parliament

05 September 2013

We’ve been working with Natural England and other stakeholders to try to find ways of simplifying and speeding up the processes for adding existing, but unrecorded, rights of way to the definitive map and our recommendations are now set to be reviewed by parliament.

Walkers in conversation

Help shape the future of the outdoors

04 September 2013

We all love the outdoors, but is there anything that would make you enjoy it even more? And what can we do to make it happen? We’ve started a big conversation with people all over the country and we want to hear from our volunteers.

Installing a boardwalk in Peaton Hill Community Nature Reserve

Volunteers improve walking experience in nature reserve

01 September 2013

Since 2012 the Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers have worked to upgrade and extend the boardwalk path in the Peaton Hill Community Nature Reserve on the Rosneath Peninsula, making it easier for walkers to enjoy the wildlife haven.

Lining up kissing gate

Ramblers in Anglesey use donation to install accessible gates

30 August 2013

The Ynys Mon Ramblers are using a donation to their group to install a series of gates to make it easier for walkers of all abilities to use paths on Anglesey.

Path maintenance

Grants for path maintenance teams

21 August 2013

We've set up a fund to help our local areas and groups continue their great work maintaining paths and to help new path maintenance teams get going. Find out how you can apply.

Public footpath sign

New source of funding for local walking infrastructures?

20 August 2013

Walkers across England have for some time been experiencing the ill effects of cuts to Local Authority access and rights of way budgets but at last there is some potentially good news on funding for recreation activities in local communities which could be used to improve the walking experience.

Southern Vectis bus Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Ramblers make it easier to leave the car at home

12 August 2013

Ramblers on the Isle of Wight have developed a series of car-free walks using the local bus network which take in some of the island’s most inspiring locations.

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