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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.

Walking boots

Path in Derbyshire secured for community use

01 August 2013

An off-road route in Dronfield, Derbyshire, has been officially designated a footpath to the delight of the local community.

Windfarm

Renewable energy guidance a step in the right direction

30 July 2013

We welcomed the publication of new government guidance for local authorities on renewable energy developments today, which is designed to ensure that the need for renewable energy does not override concerns about its impact on the environment.

Old railway line at Borders Abbey Waym credit Coldstream Ramblers

New inquiry to assess public transport in isolated communities

25 July 2013

The Transport Committee, a select committee of the House of Commons, is calling for evidence to determine how best to meet the travel needs of people living in isolated communities. We’d like your views to help shape our response to the committee.

Railway track

Route for high-speed rail extension to Manchester and Leeds goes under review

17 July 2013

We’ll be scrutinizing proposals for the extension of the HS2 network from Birmingham north to Manchester and Leeds as a formal consultation on the preferred route gets underway today.

Canal towpath

Adopt a canal

10 July 2013

As it reaches its first birthday the Canal & River Trust is today (2 July 2013) launching an appeal for communities to transform their local canal or river through adopting mile-long stretches of waterways across England and Wales.

Policy and Campaigns Conference Edale Ramblers Inn

A successful Campaigns and Policy Conference

05 July 2013

On the weekend of 15 and 16 June 2013 Ramblers volunteers from all over England and Wales met in Edale to share ideas and input into our future Campaigns and Policy Strategy. Find out about the weekend and the resources now availanble.

Path on the outskirts of Guisborough

Local Ramblers secure circular route linking to Cleveland Way

05 July 2013

A section of a well-used path on the outskirts of Guisborough, North Yorkshire, has been reopened to the public thanks to a local campaign and now links residents to the surrounding countryside and to the Cleveland Way National Trail.

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