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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.

The Isle of Wight Ramblers installing a stairway at Binnel Bay

No coast path for Isle of Wight but work carries on to improve seaside access

09 August 2013

Despite the Government’s decision not to include the Isle of Wight in plans for the England Coast Path, Ramblers on the island are still hard at work improving access to the seaside.

The Walsall Ramblers recieve the Cannock Chase AONB Volunteer of the Year Award

Walsall Ramblers recognised for volunteering efforts

08 August 2013

The Walsall Ramblers were presented with the Cannock Chase AONB Volunteer of the Year Award last week for their efforts to clear vegetation from the area and create local walks for people to further enjoy what is a unique pocket of the Staffordshire countryside.

Urmston footpath

Ramblers in Trafford restore footpath link to Trans Pennine Trail

08 August 2013

The Ramblers Trafford Group are celebrating the opening of a previously blocked footpath linking the town of Urmston to the coast-to-coast Trans Pennine Trail and the River Mersey with a walk on Saturday 10 August.

Walk in the woods

Get involved in decisions on forestry and woodland

07 August 2013

Do you care about access to forestry and woodland? If so the Forestry Commission is looking for new members of its regional Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committees and would like to hear from you.

Vale Royal and Knutsford Ramblers Northwich family walk

Ramblers in Cheshire encourage new generation of walkers

06 August 2013

The Vale Royal and Knutsford Ramblers have introduced family walks to their walks programme to get younger people interested in walking and being outdoors and promote the work of the Ramblers to a new audience.

Walking trainers

Local residents get path recognised in Leeds

05 August 2013

Residents in Morley, Leeds, have been successful in their campaign to get a path which was closed 11 years ago reopened and officially recorded and were celebrating their victory last week.

Path maintenance volunteers

New Ramblers group looking for path maintenance volunteers

02 August 2013

The Tameside Ramblers would like to hear from walkers interested in helping clear footpaths in the Tameside area of Greater Manchester.

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