Volunteer news archive

Canal towpath

Help us improve access to canals and rivers for walkers

20 February 2013

We're looking for a volunteer to represent the Ramblers on the Canal and River Trust's new National User Forum.

Ramblers volunteers

Inspiring walkers to volunteer

18 February 2013

We’re keen to inspire even more people who are passionate about walking to volunteer with us and we need you help!

Walking for Health leader at work

New briefing makes strong health case for walking investment

13 February 2013

A new briefing aimed at Walking for Health schemes could also help Ramblers volunteers arguing the case for investment in walking by providing facts and figures on walking, physical activity and health.

Get Walking Week logo

Get involved in Get Walking Week

12 February 2013

If your group is planning a walk between Satuday 4 and Saturday 11 May why not make it a short walk and join in Get Walking Week.

Kate Ashbrook

Need help with a campaign?

29 January 2013

Ramblers President Kate Ashbrook is keen to share her campaigning experience to help Ramblers volunteers with campaigning and lobbying.

South Wiltshire Ramblers installing a gate

Ramblers Volunteer Award

16 January 2013

Do you think your group or area deserve national recognition? At General Council we will be recognising our area's and groups that have gone that extra mile to ensure Britain is better for walkers.

Silver Slashers

Silver Slashers keep Anglesey’s paths clear for over 5 Years

14 January 2013

Last Friday (11 January) Benedict Southworth, Ramblers Chief Executive, visited Anglesey’s ‘Silver Slashers’ to celebrate the opening of a new boardwalk and see firsthand their dedicated work to keep the countryside open for walkers.


A Christmas thank you!

14 December 2012

On the 13 December 2012 Ramblers staff rang every group and area to thank you for the huge contribution you have made over 2012

Flintshire new stile

Flintshire path success

26 November 2012

In the late 1980s a footpath survey was carried out in the Community of Whitford in Flintshire. This found that 76% of the paths were either “obstructed or difficult to use”. As a result the local Ramblers began a campaign to get the paths open.

Footpath cuts report

Cuts report

12 October 2012

Our findings on the impact of local authority budget cuts to rights of way in England.

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