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Chapel Gate path in the Peak District protected

National Park sign

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.

Walking Class Hero wins UK Blog Award 2014

Walking Class Hero wins

14 May 2014

Congratulations to our very own Walking Class Hero who has won a UK Blogger Award 2014 for his sideways look at walking.

Get Walking Week in pictures

Oxon Weekend Walkers

13 May 2014

During Get Walking Week thousands of people stepped out on one of our group led walks and discovered the wonders of walking.

Legislation around bulls must be reviewed


07 May 2014

We’re calling for a review of the legislation around bulls being kept in fields with footpaths passing through them following the recent trial over the death of walker Roger Freeman.

Survey reveals people in Scotland are the best for weekly walking

Medal Routes walking hub at Twechar

06 May 2014

Scots have come out as the best in Great Britain for walking more than the recommended amount according to a YouGov survey we commissioned.

A third of Britons wouldn’t consider walking for more than 20 minutes to get from A to B

Enjoying a walk

02 May 2014

According to a YouGov survey we commissioned, an alarming 34% of people would not consider walking for more than 20 minutes when planning a journey.

Ramblers help launch the John Muir Way

John Muir Way signage

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.

Wales Steps Up

Wales Pedometer Challenge

30 April 2014

This spring, Wales is a nation on it’s feet, looking to get healthier. The Big Welsh Walk is around the corner and results from the Wales Pedometer Challenge so far are showing that we’re a country prepared to take a step in the right direction.

Anniversary of Kinder Scout Trespass celebrated in Sheffield

Kinder Scout walkers

30 April 2014

The second annual Spirit of Kinder Day took place in Sheffield on Saturday, marking the 82nd anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in what is now the Peak District. The trespass took place at a time when much of the countryside was out of bounds to the public and was a pivotal event in the access movement which led to the creation of National Trails and National Parks.

Ramblers head to parliament to build a walking Britain

Public Health Minister Jane Ellison with Ramblers staff

30 April 2014

Yesterday we hosted a reception at parliament to talk to politicians about how they can help us build a walking Britain.

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