Without the 25,000 volunteers who give their time to the Ramblers we just wouldn't exist.
Between 1 June and 12 June it was the UK's national Volunteers' Week - as led by NCVO.
Whether looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks or opening up new places to explore, we just couldn't do what we do without our dedicated volunteers. They are a shining example of how we can all make a big difference every day.
During Volunteers' week we celebrated everyone who gives their time, knowledge and skills to make sure we can all enjoy the benefits of walking.
Below you can read interviews with our national volunteer award winners and find out a bit more of what’s involved. At the bottom of this page you'll also find a blog written by our Chair and a news article announcing our annual Volunteer Award winners.
Here's to our volunteers!
Say hello to Rachel, a champion of the Big Pathwatch and publicity extraordinaire. Oh, and she leads walks too!
Janet and Roger have been the cornerstone of the Ramblers in the Cambridge area for more than 30 years - making a practical difference through their passion.
For over 25 years Alison has organised the Scottish Ramblers Gathering - a walking festival organised by members, for members. Alison’s contribution to this event has been enormous, and we are very grateful for all her hard work.
Over the last twelve years, Mike has helped train hundreds of walk leaders, led hundreds of walks with his local walking group, and has organised many community fundraising events.
Meet Geoff James; a major contributor to the Brighton & Hove group over many years leading walks and tirelessly working as programme secretary.
Our Chair's blog on the tireless and diverse work of our superstar volunteers.
To mark the start of volunteer week, here are the winners of our 2016 volunteer awards.
Let us know about your volunteering successes, from innovative walks programmes to local campaigns.
If you have a passion for walking we want to hear from you!