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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.

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.

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