News archive

Helping Wales get walking

Park walk in Cardiff

20 January 2014

Could you walk the distance of the Wales Coast Path or the number of steps it would take to climb Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan? Let's Walk Cymru, Ramblers Cymru and Change4Life Wales are helping everyone in Wales get on their feet with the Wales Pedometer Challenge.

New opportunities for young people to walk in Scotland

Edinburgh Young Walkers

17 January 2014

Ramblers Scotland is starting a new walking group in Tayside which aims to provide people with the opportunity to get outdoors on foot, take part in other outdoor activities and enjoy a social scene.

One Show explores changes to rights of way law

Public footpath sign

16 January 2014

The BBC programme aired on 15 January highlighted important changes to rights of way law which we believe will simplify the process for adding unrecorded paths to official maps so that they can be secured for outdoor users to enjoy in the future.

Historic bridleway saved in East Yorkshire


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).

Not too late to have your say about the Isle of Wight coast path

Isle of Wight Autumn Walking Weekend

15 January 2014

We’re encouraging people who would like the chance to walk around the entire Isle of Wight coastline to complete a public consultation before 24 January in a bid to make this ambition a reality.

New website to help walkers enjoy National Trails

Cotswold Way waymark (image credit Natural England/Jo Ward)

14 January 2014

A new website dedicated to the 15 National Trails in England and Wales has been launched featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, recommended itineraries and suggestions from trail users, making it easier to walk these inspiring long-distance routes.

Lake District to be nominated for World Heritage status

Lake District

13 January 2014

Following a long campaign by the area’s many fans, the popular walking destination of the Lake District will be put forward as the UK’s next World Heritage nomination in 2016.

Festival of Winter Walks helps fight the festive fug

Festival of Winter Walks - Grantham Ramblers walk

10 January 2014

Our annual winter walking festival saw people turn out in their droves from 21 December to 5 January for bracing strolls in the crisp cold rewarded by mince pies, carols and a sense of satisfaction all round.

Tales from the outdoors

Young adventurer

08 January 2014

Ramblers guest blogger Cumbrian Rambler wants to encourage kids to get outside more and is inviting parents, guardians and teachers to email her ‘postcards’ from young adventurers explaining in their own words what’s so great about the outdoors.

Natural wonders opened up for walkers

Wild flowers

07 January 2014

Six of England’s finest wildlife and geological sites have now been permanently opened up for people enjoying the outdoors on foot with more to follow.

Cotswold Outdoor