03 November 2017
Following the survey on group and area support carried out earlier this year, here are some improvements you’ll notice to your feedback in 2018.
19 October 2017
We’ve republished our Walk Leader checklist and In Case of Emergency cards, a handy list of top tips to follow before, during and after your walks and cards can be filled in with personal emergency contact details and medical information.
01 September 2017
We are one step closer to walking the entire England coastline as Natural England announce that work has started on every stretch of the England Coast Path.
27 June 2017
The purpose of our GB walking festivals is to inspire people to join our fantastic walking community.
01 June 2017
From leading 47,000 walks a year, to clearing paths, or running one of our 500 groups and 50 areas: it's safe to say without our volunteers we wouldn't exist.
22 May 2017
Between January and March, we ran a survey to help us improve the support we provide to our volunteers in groups and areas. We have shared the key findings, which will inform our planning and prioritisation.
03 May 2017
The first ever Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) for England, has been recently published by the Department for Transport. We want to make sure that walking can an easy choice for any type of urban journey.
28 April 2017
The Mayor of London announced that he will not guarantee public funding for the project.
01 April 2017
Broadcaster, writer and journalist Stuart Maconie has been named as our new president.
15 March 2017
As part of our continuous improvement of policies and procedures we’ve started updating our policy on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults to reflect advice from our partner organisations.
20 February 2017
Would you like to have your say about future Ramblers national walking festivals?
30 January 2017
We are delighted to announce that the Ramblers have been awarded £450,000 by the Peoples Postcode Lottery for 2017
19 January 2017
Read our round-up of the Festival of Winter walks, which took place all over Great Britain between 17th December 2016 and 8th January 2017.
09 January 2017
Take part in an important survey to help us improve support for our area and group volunteers across Britain.
05 January 2017
We've achieved a lot this year together. Our CEO, Vanessa, runs through some of the highlights from 2016.
20 December 2016
London's City Hall has announced the appointment of a Walking and Cycling Commissioner for the capital.
16 November 2016
Following the results of the Big Pathwatch, our biggest ever footpath survey, we’ve embarked on an ambitious week-long path maintenance project to fix problems along the popular national trail Offa’s Dyke.
14 November 2016
The Ramblers has today, 14 November 2016, released the results of the Big Pathwatch, the nation’s biggest ever footpath survey.
10 October 2016
This year’s Festival of Winter Walks will run from 17th December - 8th January 2017 and include Ramblers group walks, health walks and routes.
21 September 2016
Thank you for supporting the first ever Walk About!
12 September 2016
Do you know someone who goes above and beyond for the Ramblers?
30 August 2016
We’re now on the countdown to our new GB-wide walking festival, Walk About Britain.
24 August 2016
We are delighted to announce that Vanessa Griffiths has been appointed our new chief executive.
22 July 2016
Natasha Clayton has been appointed as our interim chief executive.
24 June 2016
Walk About Britain is our new GB-wide walking festival that will take place from 3 to 11 September 2016.
01 June 2016
To mark the start of volunteer week, here are the winners of our 2016 volunteer awards.
18 April 2016
Can you help us improve paths in the Pentlands this May?
14 April 2016
Edinburgh Ramblers Family Walks - Walk Leaders Required!
17 March 2016
Scottish Council 2016 was a great success with 140 people attending over the 11th and 12th March
15 March 2016
We're celebrating today as 58 miles of the England Coast Path is opened between Brean Down and Minehead in Somerset.
15 March 2016
To help support the growth of the organisation and carry on with our charitable work benefiting Ramblers members and walkers in Britain, on 1 May 2016 we’ll be increasing some of our membership rates.
08 January 2016
It’s now easier to thank and celebrate a Ramblers volunteer or team with our new volunteer certificates and commendation.
12 October 2015
Each day, Ramblers volunteers like you give their time, knowledge and skills to help everyone everywhere enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk.
08 October 2015
In response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on improving access to the outdoors for recreation, Ramblers Cymru is calling for Welsh Government to be ambitious and introduce a ‘freedom to explore’, giving people access to all of Wales’ countryside and coastline.
22 September 2015
Powys County Council has launched a pilot scheme working with volunteer leaders to improve paths – and over half of the first group of leaders to be trained are Ramblers members.
21 September 2015
Meirionydd Ramblers recently spent time with the 1st Dolgellau Girl Guides at Coed y Brenin Forest Park in Snowdonia, helping the girls achieve their 'Finding Your Way' badge
18 September 2015
All over the country our volunteers are hard at work on our footpaths
10 September 2015
Angela Penny from Aberdeen scoops the top prize in Ramblers Scotland’s Get Outdoors Competition
28 July 2015
We’re very excited to tell you about our new Ramblers Shop, where you can buy Ramblers t-shirts, pin badges, mugs and many other products.
18 June 2015
It’s less than a month to the launch of our Big Pathwatch campaign - and we need your support.
01 June 2015
We’re starting Volunteers' Week by announcing the winners of our President’s Volunteer Awards, as voted for by you.
11 May 2015
Later on this year ministers at Defra will be considering new appointments to national park authorities and to certain AONB Conservation Boards. We've been invited to highlight these opportunities to our volunteers.
30 April 2015
To help give a warm welcome, Ramblers has new joining leaflets for health walkers from Scotland, Wales and England. We are offering a 30% discount off membership and £10 voucher from our official recommended outdoor retailer Cotswold outdoor.
27 April 2015
The Ramblers wants to give volunteers all the support you need to carry out your work. To help with this we are making some changes to how we handle and answer your queries.
17 March 2015
Six months after launching area and group local webpages as part of the Ramblers main website, we wanted to give you an update on how they’re being used.
16 March 2015
To help support the growth of the organisation and carry on with our charitable work benefiting Ramblers members and walkers in Britain, we’ll be increasing our membership rates on 1 May 2015.
10 March 2015
The Board of Trustees has made several decisions on the proposals for a new governance structure. They believe it’s essential to attract new members and volunteers whilst retaining and encouraging existing ones. The trustees therefore agreed an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, approach to the changes. They would like to take matters forward by consulting on how the changes would be implemented.
03 March 2015
The rights of way clauses in this Bill make important changes to the procedures used to add paths to the definitive map, the legal record of public rights of way.
20 February 2015
The proposals for a new vision and ten-year strategic framework, together with proposals from the governance working group on improving the way we operate, were discussed at the January 2015 Board of Trustees meeting. The trustees wanted to give members an update on some of the things they discussed and agreed.
12 February 2015
Do you know someone who has the skills and experience to become a Ramblers trustee? A reminder that nominations are due at midnight on 14 February 2015.
05 February 2015
The Board of Trustees met on 30-31 January to discuss the proposals from the governance working group and the proposals for a new vision. Here is a short holding statement from the chair of the Board, on behalf of the trustees.
29 January 2015
In 2013, General Council asked the Board of Trustees to undertake a review of the way we operate and govern ourselves. The Board asked a group of experienced volunteers to come up with a set of ideas. We then asked members and volunteers to comment on these ideas, which we received with thanks. Here is an update from the governance working group on what's happening next.
15 January 2015
The Big Pathwatch is coming! This summer the Ramblers is launching an ambitious new project, to coincide with our 80th year.
15 January 2015
The times they are a-changing. And we need to keep up. So, over the next few weeks you’ll notice some improvements to our website.
16 December 2014
Recognise a volunteer or team of volunteers who have done something special. The President's Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the successes of our volunteers. Anyone is able to nominate somebody for an award.
04 December 2014
We’re reviewing how the Ramblers is governed and we’d like your input.
02 December 2014
Everyone who gives their time to the Ramblers for no financial reward is a volunteer. We depend on you to deliver our mission. And in 2015 we will be offering a range of workshops to help develop you in your role.
20 November 2014
There are going to some exciting opportunities for Ramblers groups to get involved with helping more people to try walking with us this year, to welcome new members and make new links with health walks.
19 November 2014
We hope you are looking forward to a busy and walk-filled festive season. Don’t forget that all walks taking place from 20 December to 4 January form part of the Ramblers’ Festival of Winter Walks.
14 November 2014
On 28 October the House of Lords discussed the detail of the rights of way clauses in Committee. This meant that, once again, there was opportunity for changes to the Bill to be proposed.
12 November 2014
A new A4 poster ‘Love walking? Join the Ramblers’ is available to help our volunteers publicise the Ramblers and recruit new members.
07 November 2014
On 20 October new laws, which see the end of Gating Orders and their replacement with Public Space Protection Orders, came into operation in England and Wales. These provisions are part of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
24 October 2014
We've produced a new leaflet telling people how they can find out about our walks on our website. It is a useful resource to hand out at local shows and events.
23 October 2014
The Worcester Ramblers redently celebrated a newly renovated route in Pensax and Menithwood. The route now boasts new signs, bridges, anti-slip matting and fixed stiles, thanks to work with the local council unit.
30 September 2014
On the day that the Scottish Parliament discusses the proposed Rannoch Moor wind farm and the future of Wild Land in Scotland one of Scotland’s longest serving environmental campaigners leaves his desk.
22 September 2014
Our festivals are the time we invite new people to experience the fun of walking with us. The 2014/15 Festival of Winter Walks is fast approaching. And we thought that you’d like some advanced notice for 2015 festivals too.
11 September 2014
Successful conclusion to a 14 year campaign to save a path along the River Trent in Derbyshire.
05 September 2014
We’re pleased to announce that the new Group walks and events manager is now available for editors to start uploading walks.
The new system gives you many more options for entering, displaying and managing walks.
29 August 2014
Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers and Hillwalkers are supporting their community by taking part in a joint project with local group ‘Milngavie in Bloom’.
19 August 2014
A team of twelve volunteers from across south and west Wales joined Ramblers Cymru staff to promote walking to National Eisteddfod volunteers this August.
19 August 2014
The Walsall Ramblers volunteer path team make sure everyday walkers can get where they need to.
11 August 2014
Special forums for area chairs and area secretaries with the chair, Jonathan Kipling and chief executive, Benedict Southworth.
06 August 2014
The West Berkshire Ramblers journey through the Berkshire countryside, surveying and maintaining footpaths for the whole county to enjoy.
01 August 2014
Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Ramblers working party, led by Basil Merry, have reconstructed a boggy part of the Hagg Wood walk and installed steps in Holymoorside and Walton.
31 July 2014
Existing walk editors and webmasters have been hard at work in the past few weeks helping us test planned improvements to the Ramblers website and as a result we’re almost ready to launch our long-awaited new systems.
29 July 2014
As MPs and Peers depart for their summer holidays we can give an end-of-term report on progress with the Deregulation Bill which contains important new legislation to speed up and improve the process for adding paths to definitive maps.
23 July 2014
The Chorley Ramblers has worked incredibly hard to make the Chorley Circular Walk wheelchair, pram and tramper accessible.
15 July 2014
Read about the Working Party in Worcester, established in May 2007 and now consists of 24 volunteers. The party has had many successes such as footpath clearance in Hallow, where it slashed and uprooted Himalayan Balsam, which can grow up to 2 meters in height.
09 June 2014
On 3 May, Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly joined local Ramblers for a walk through Ouse Estuary Nature Reserve.
04 June 2014
New figures have revealed our volunteers contributed the equivalent of almost £1million last year through their time and efforts helping to improve the countryside and paths we walk along.
03 June 2014
Who are the mysterious Ripple and why are they so important to walkers and the local council in Bedfordshire?
02 June 2014
Sussex Ramblers worked with local volunteer groups and the council to make a popular section of the Sussex Border Path even easier to enjoy, by replacing old stiles with easy to use gates.
30 May 2014
The Ramblers website will be changing and improving during 2014, which means changes to the way we use it. Find out what’s happening, how it might affect you, what you need to do now and when things are likely to change.
30 May 2014
South Wiltshire Ramblers and other volunteers undertook a mamoth task not just clearing a thoroughly overgrown path in Sedgehill and Semley, but also constructing stiles and bridges to ensure this path could be enjoyed again.
22 May 2014
The Peak District National Park Authority have today implemented a ban on motor vehicles using the historic Chapel Gate path near Edale.
16 May 2014
A judgement has been made on the 'Andrews' Case and we're disappointed to report we lost the case. Find out more about the judgement and our next steps.
08 May 2014
We’re looking to recruit 4 new members of the volunteer sounding board. The sounding board helps us improve our recruitment, support and management of volunteers.
01 May 2014
Last week (21-26 April) nine Ramblers groups helped launch the John Muir Way, a new national long distance route, by leading a series of walks from its start in Dunbar through to the end point in Helensburgh, a distance of 134 miles in total.
07 April 2014
An overview of the formal business of General Council 2014 including motions carried and the results of elections plus other news from this year’s annual conference and dates of next year’s event.
07 April 2014
Ramblers Scotland is working to establish path maintenance teams across Scotland to carry out minor repairs on paths in and around the places where people live.
31 March 2014
We've put together a photo gallery from General Council, our annual conference, to give you a feel for this year's event.
31 March 2014
Our annual conference, held in Liverpool at the weekend, was an opportunity to celebrate successes, debate walking and outdoor issues and hear from special guests as well as enjoy the walking opportunities on offer around the city.
31 March 2014
The winners of our President’s Volunteer Awards were unveiled during our annual General Council at the weekend. Presented by Ramblers President Kate Ashbrook and Maria Eagle MP, the awards celebrated achievements including keeping paths clear, leading health walks and promoting the Ramblers.
28 March 2014
A footpath on the outskirts of Lincoln has finally been restored after being covered by a large area of water. The 'pond' was impossible to get around and meant the path had been unusable since 2005.
20 March 2014
Some of our membership rates are being increased on 1 May 2014.
18 March 2014
The Scarborough Ramblers have built up a strong relationship with the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) to improve the places people walk in the park, giving their time to practical projects such as vegetation clearance.
14 March 2014
Time is running out to have your say in this year’s President’s Volunteer Awards which recognise the achievements of our volunteers in the last year. Make sure you vote for your favourite nominees in the six awards categories before voting closes on Friday 21 March.
14 March 2014
A path in Ettington, Warwickshire, which was at risk of being overlooked by developers has been clearly signposted by Stratford Ramblers and the rights of way team at Warwickshire County Council.
14 March 2014
Over 80 delegates gathered in Glasgow for this year’s Scottish Council. The key purpose for this gathering is to develop policy, influence decision making and elect an Executive Committee for Ramblers Scotland.
13 March 2014
We’ve produced a new version of our guidance note on rights of way and development which covers not only the Defra advice but also information on new laws and government policy on rights of way and development, including the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
28 February 2014
We’ve been in the High Court this week to appeal against the ruling of the 1993 ‘Andrews’ case concerning paths ‘set out’ as a result of Inclosure Acts. As we wait for the outcome of the case, we explain its background and why it’s important the 1993 court ruling is overturned.
24 February 2014
We received over 50 nominations for Ramblers volunteers, groups and areas whose achievements you thought deserved celebrating at our President’s Volunteer Awards. The shortlist has now been unveiled and you can vote to decide the winners.
12 February 2014
The City of Birmingham Ramblers are introducing monthly short circular walks on midweek evenings throughout the summer to offer people the chance to make the most of the longer daylight hours and warmer weather during the working week.
11 February 2014
Our short walks festival Get Walking Week returns from 3-10 May and we’re asking our local groups to host short walks under five miles to offer more people the opportunity to discover the wonder of walking.
10 February 2014
If you know of a Ramblers volunteer, group or area whose achievements deserve celebrating you can help give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for our volunteer awards by 16 February.
22 January 2014
The Glasgow Ramblers have teamed up with Walk Glasgow to help people progress from shorter walks designed to help improve health and wellbeing to longer walks via free walks designed to encourage people to walk that little bit further.
21 January 2014
The Worcestershire-based group has been adding innovative walks to its programme including a torch lit stroll and a taster walk designed for people new to the Ramblers which also saw them team up with a local farm shop.
15 January 2014
Walkers, horse riders and cyclists in Burstwick, East Yorkshire, are celebrating following the news that a much-needed bridleway that will allow people to avoid two busy roads has been saved thanks to the efforts of the Ramblers and the British Horse Society (BHS).
02 January 2014
Do you know of a Ramblers volunteer, group or area whose achievements deserve celebrating? If you do you can nominate them for our President’s Volunteer Awards, which will be presented at our General Council in March 2014.
20 December 2013
A Joint Committee of the House of Commons and House of Lords has published a report making recommendations to the Government on changes to new laws included in the draft Deregulation Bill concerning the way paths are recorded on definitive maps.
20 December 2013
We’ve looked back at the last year and picked 12 successes we’ve achieved thanks to the help of our volunteers, members and supporters which have benefitted walkers everywhere.
20 December 2013
A well-used, historic path leading to Nottingham Castle has now been declared a public footpath thanks to the efforts of local residents and Ramblers volunteers, following attempts by the management company of a nearby private residential housing estate to block the route.
18 December 2013
Walkers and others who enjoy the Peak District’s traffic-free paths will see three trails transformed into vital wildlife corridors in the coming years thanks to a new stewardship scheme which Ramblers’ members consulted on.
16 December 2013
Terry Griffiths, Footpath Officer for the Neath Port Talbot Ramblers, has been working hard over the last few months to help ensure that the path network in Neath Port Talbot is not only protected but also improved.
12 December 2013
A path in the Whitby area of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, which connects local people to the ancient woodland of Stanney Wood Country Park, has been officially recognised as a footpath thanks to the efforts of local residents and the Ramblers.
11 December 2013
We’ve created over 50 walking hubs across Scotland to help people enjoy paths in their local community as part of the Ramblers Scotland Medal Routes project, which is building a legacy from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
09 December 2013
We submitted a response supported by the British Mountaineering Council, the Outdoor Industries Association, the Open Spaces Society and the Sport and Recreation Alliance to DEFRA’s consultation on the implementation of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).
21 November 2013
The Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill, which will give local authorities new powers to close paths and other public spaces to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, is now making its way through the House of Lords.
21 November 2013
We’re now half way to the 2026 cut-off date for adding historic rights of way to definitive maps introduced by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. We’ve been working to ensure the way unrecorded paths are put on the map is made more efficient as part of the Deregulation Bill which has now moved to its next phase.
18 November 2013
This is the latest GeoVation Challenge launched by Ordnance Survey this month to address the problems we're facing in Britain linked to inactive lifestyles.
15 November 2013
This summer the Transport Committee, a Select Committee of the House of Commons, called for evidence on the state of public transport in isolated communities. We’ve had concerns about the lack of adequate public transport in rural communities for a number of years and decided to submit a response after hearing your views.
14 November 2013
The West Riding Ramblers website features a fresh design, a news section, information about local groups, walks and publications, a Facebook feed and links to important pages on the main Ramblers website.
13 November 2013
We’re running a series of nine Volunteer Development Days to support the volunteers who help us deliver our mission. Find out what’s involved and where they’re taking place.
12 November 2013
We’re working on a new approach to improving volunteering for the Ramblers and need to hear about the views and experiences of as many of our volunteers as possible. You can help by answering our online survey.
25 October 2013
Lord de Mauley, Secretary of State for the natural environment, is inviting candidates to apply to become members of four National Park Authorities and two Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Boards.
25 October 2013
Walkers joined Ramblers volunteers for our first ever path maintenance holiday in October, opening up a stretch of footpath at Wendron near Helston in Cornwall to the delight of local residents.
22 October 2013
In early October volunteers from Ramblers areas which fall in the line of the proposed route of HS2 phase 2 came together to prepare for the potential impact of the high speed rail link on rights of way in the Midlands and North of England by sharing best practice.
17 October 2013
Changes to the Walking for Health programme in England will create new opportunities to welcome former health walkers into the Ramblers. Sign up for online workshops to find out more about working with Walking for Health schemes.
14 October 2013
The Government has taken our concerns about the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill and the impact on access into account as it makes its way through Parliament.
07 October 2013
The Cirencester Ramblers’ newly established path maintenance group rolled up their sleeves to clear paths near the Cotswold village of Barnsley on 5 October, creating an attractive circular route for walkers to enjoy.
04 October 2013
Surrey County Council have produced a video thanking volunteers including the Farnham Ramblers for their help in maintaining the Surrey countryside.
01 October 2013
As part of an on-going programme of digital developments and following a review of priorities for our online services, we’ll be consolidating and improving our web presence in the coming months in a number of ways.
27 September 2013
Help us promote the work of the Ramblers and encourage more people to volunteer with us by sending us a testimonial telling us what’s great about volunteering.
27 September 2013
We teamed up with Paths for All to offer members in Scotland the chance to learn about the importance of path maintenance and gain some practical skills at a training event on 21 September.
25 September 2013
Julie Grier of the Vale of Clwyd Ramblers was inspired by the walk leaders workshop at the volunteer training event in Wrexham in Wales on 9 September and is encouraging more people to try leading walks.
20 September 2013
Over 150 walkers turned out to tread the Outer Aylesbury Ring in Buckinghamshire with the Aylesbury Ramblers on 7 September, just a few months after the group officially opened the route.
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.
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.
05 September 2013
We were thrilled with Torfaen Council's speedy response to a blocked footpath complaint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
02 August 2013
The Tameside Ramblers would like to hear from walkers interested in helping clear footpaths in the Tameside area of Greater Manchester.
01 August 2013
An off-road route in Dronfield, Derbyshire, has been officially designated a footpath to the delight of the local community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
04 July 2013
The Government has published plans to simplify the process for claiming paths as rights of way or having them diverted.
25 June 2013
The Silver Slashers path maintenance team's most ambitious project to date - installing a boardwalk in an ancient wetland in Anglesey - was officially opened on Friday 14 June.
21 June 2013
We've recently added some resources to the social media toolkit in the Volunteer Zone. We'd like to find out how we can support you further.
21 June 2013
John Bunting, Ramblers vice-president and access campaigner, has sadly passed away aged 95.
18 June 2013
Long-standing Ramblers member and volunteer Susan Blake is to be awarded a British Empire Medal for services to rambling and the community of Dorchester.
07 June 2013
An ancient and well-used footpath on the Hertfordshire Way has been saved for the public, thanks to the efforts of our staff and volunteers.
04 June 2013
The Tapnell Trail, the third accessible trail developed by the Isle of Wight Ramblers on the island, opened on 15 May.
03 June 2013
A new 53 mile walking route created by the Aylesbury Ramblers to circumnavigate Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire was officially opened in May.
29 May 2013
Enjoy a working break in Cornwall helping to restore an inland path and exploring some of the walking opportunities near St Ives on our first ever path maintenance holiday.
27 May 2013
We're embarking on a process at the Ramblers which will help shape our vision for the next 5-10 years.
24 May 2013
The Biddulph Ramblers have been working closely with Staffordshire Council to bring about vast improvements in the footpath network in North Staffordshire. In just one parish alone they have been responsible for nearly 800 waymarkers.
21 May 2013
We published listings for National Trails and Scotland’s Great Trails under a new ‘Paths, parks and countryside areas’ section on the website today – the first stage in an on-going project to provide walkers with inspiring and informative content on places to walk in Britain.
21 May 2013
A May update for volunteers from Ramblers Chief Executive, Benedict Southworth.
17 May 2013
Hampshire Ramblers have been working with Hampshire County Council on an exciting project to get more historic paths recorded as rights of way before the 2026 cut off. This article outlines how PATHH has worked.
16 May 2013
If you hosted a short walk for Get Walking Week we’d like to hear from you!
10 May 2013
We're planning to replace the current Group Walks Finder on the Ramblers website with a more up to date and flexible system, and we need your help to make sure we get the best possible results for both walkers and volunteers. Particularly relevant to Group Walks Finder editors, led walks programme coordinators and local webmasters - for action.
09 May 2013
Shropshire Ramblers want to stop any further cuts to the footpath budget, and so have seized on the local elections as a time to influence change.
08 May 2013
In the Queen’s speech today, new plans were announced to tackle anti-social behaviour. This article has further details about Ramblers views and actions on this.
26 April 2013
During National Volunteer Week, 1-7 June 2013, organisations across the country will be celebrating the hard work of their volunteers. We’re looking for stories and case studies to show the breadth of our work and how rewarding volunteering for the Ramblers can be.
19 April 2013
Two hundred Ramblers delegates gathered in Warwickshire from 13-14 April for our annual General Council.
19 April 2013
A gallery of pictures from General Council which took place from 13-14 April at Warwick University.
19 April 2013
Members, volunteers, politicians and others have shown their appreciation for the Ramblers in a short video unveiled at General Council last weekend.
17 April 2013
The President’s Volunteer Awards were presented at General Council at the weekend to highlight the hard work and celebrate the successes of our volunteers in all things walking.
17 April 2013
Caernarfon and Dwyfor Ramblers have recently brought the work they do together under a project, ‘Gwynedd on Foot’ with the aim of delivering even more positive results for local communities.
15 April 2013
We’ve produced a report highlighting some of the great things we’ve recently achieved as a charity which was unveiled at General Council in Coventry at the weekend.
13 April 2013
A new Ramblers event for 2013, we’re joining forces with the Youth Hostels Association as they open their doors at hostels across England and Wales on Sunday 8 September 2013 for YHA Day, an annual community open day.
12 April 2013
We’re delighted to announce our new collaboration with the Youth Hostels Association which will see us working together on some exciting walking projects.
03 April 2013
We’re running a free training event for Ramblers volunteers which will be an opportunity to deliver support and guidance as well as share ideas and best practice across a number of different volunteering activities.
02 April 2013
Did you know TA Leonard, founder of HF Holidays, was once president of the Ramblers? To celebrate their Centenary HF Holidays are offering illustrated talks on the history of the society and would love to come and tell you more.
27 March 2013
It’s nearly time for Britain’s bluebells to bloom so why not consider hosting a bluebell walk this spring and adding it to the Group Walks Finder?
27 March 2013
Ramblers Cymru Walk Leader Training Course Llanelli May 11 2013.
25 March 2013
Since the launch of the new website in December volunteers have been giving their feedback on the Volunteer Zone. We wanted to give you the latest update on some of the feedback which has been sent to us so far.
22 March 2013
We've been working hard to improve the way we communicate with our supporters and this includes improved eNewsletters. We'll shortly be sending out a refreshed Volunteer Newsletter, which will reflect the visual design of the new website and contain better content.
22 March 2013
An April update for volunteers from Ramblers Chief Executive, Benedict Southworth.
21 March 2013
The Isle of Wight Ramblers officially opened the 50th gate donated by the public this week, cutting the ribbon on a gate installed on the footpath near St Helens Church on the East side of the Island.
20 March 2013
Some of our membership rates are being increased on 1 May 2013.
15 March 2013
Publicity materials to help you promote Get Walking Week events are now available to download or order from central office.
07 March 2013
Unfortunately an error made by our printer has resulted in some mistakes in our latest appeal letter sent to members.
04 March 2013
The latest edition of Footpath Worker is now available to download.
28 February 2013
The Inverclyde Ramblers have helped Inverclyde Council secure £375,000 from the Big Lottery’s Coastal Communities Fund to develop a coastal trail from Wemyss Bay to Langbank as a heritage project.
27 February 2013
Are you involved in the organisation and coordination of our rights of way; access and countryside work at Area level? If so we will be running a conference for you in June 2013 that will offer an opportunity to meet and share ideas with others doing similar work from across England and Wales.
25 February 2013
Our response to the Equestrian Access Forum's new document ‘Making Ways for Horses’.
21 February 2013
The Growth and Infrastructure Bill made a sudden appearance in the Parliamentary schedules because a slot became available when House of Lords reforms were dropped and contains clauses amending rights of way legislation.
20 February 2013
We're looking for a volunteer to represent the Ramblers on the Canal and River Trust's new National User Forum.
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!
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.
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.
29 January 2013
Ramblers President Kate Ashbrook is keen to share her campaigning experience to help Ramblers volunteers with campaigning and lobbying.
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.
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.
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
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.
12 October 2012
Our findings on the impact of local authority budget cuts to rights of way in England.
03 July 2012
Pupils from the Dylan Thomas Community School in Swansea showed their support for walking in Britain during May by undertaking a series of practical pathwork sessions near Port Eynon.
28 June 2012
A total of 120 Welsh Baccalaureate students from Dylan Thomas Community School in Swansea participated in voluntary work over two weeks during late May 2012.