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Cumbria coast path launch

Two new stretches of the England Coast Path now open

17 April 2014

This week we’ve been celebrating the opening of the first stretches of the England Coast Path in Cumbria and County Durham which will become part of a continuous route along England’s coastline.

Anniversary of Kinder Scout trespass to be celebrated in Sheffield

Kinder Scout walkers

26 March 2014

The second annual Spirit of Kinder Day, which will mark the 82nd anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in what is now the Peak District, will take place in Sheffield on 26 April.

Loughborough Ramblers walk and talk with Nicky Morgan MP

Nicky Morgan MP with the Loughborough Ramblers

17 March 2014

In the run up to the 2015 General Election we’ve been encouraging our local groups to go for a walk with their MP. The Loughborough Ramblers invited Nicky Morgan MP for a walk to talk about the importance of local paths and green spaces for people’s health and the wellbeing.

Yorkshire coastline to be improved for walkers

Coast

10 March 2014

Walkers can look forward to enjoying a 90km stretch of coastline between Kilnsea and Filey Brigg in Yorkshire as part of the latest stage in plans to create a continuous path around England’s coast.

Level crossing safety: Transport Committee backs Ramblers recommendation

Level crossing

10 March 2014

The House of Commons Transport Committee has endorsed our recommendation that a public safety test should be used for any path diverted as the result of a level crossing closure and has recommended that the Department for Transport considers this when it reforms level crossing law.

Help make Wales for walking

Walking on the map of Wales

06 March 2014

Ramblers Cymru has launched a campaign to make Wales the best country in the world for walking. We’ve already had support from people in Wales and the Welsh Government for our ambition and now we need walkers everywhere to help make it a reality.

Right to challenge decisions remains but charities will bear cost burden

Fighting the Godmanchester case

05 March 2014

The Government has backed down on plans to change the law around judicial review which would have had a negative impact on campaigning and lobbying organisations including charities like the Ramblers if they had gone ahead.

Communities taking charge of energy

Community Energy Coalition logo

03 March 2014

As Climate Week - Britain’s biggest climate change campaign - gets underway we take a look at the community energy concept which is gaining support from organisations like the Ramblers as well as local businesses and community groups across the country.

High Speed Rail tunnel extension could save ancient woodland

Ancient woodland

27 February 2014

We’re backing a campaign calling for a short extension to a railway tunnel which would save almost a third of all ancient woodland currently threatened by the High Speed Rail (HS2) project.

Ramblers Scotland support call for Cairngorms wind farm proposal to be withdrawn

Braes of Doune

27 February 2014

Ramblers Scotland has backed the Save Monadhliath Mountains Campaign in its call for another company, RWE Innogy UK Ltd, to withdraw from the controversial 31-turbine proposal at Allt Duine, which would be located along the western flanks of the Cairngorms National Park.

Historic paths in the news and in Parliament

Map

26 February 2014

Our efforts to ensure historic paths are included on official maps continued this week with appearances on TV, radio and in Parliament. We’d also like to know why you value historic paths to help us show MPs why they need protecting.

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