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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.

Make a change for Get Walking Week

Walking for Health group in Grimsby

25 April 2014

Our short walks festival, Get Walking Week from 3 May - 10 May, is the perfect opportunity to get out more on foot.

Two new stretches of the England Coast Path now open

Cumbria coast path launch

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.

Explore the countryside with care this Easter

Cattle

17 April 2014

Easter is an ideal time to head out walking and we've joined up with the NFU to remind people how to stay safe when enjoying the countryside this spring.

Medal Routes project marks 100 days to Commonwealth Games

RGU: Sport Aberdeen

15 April 2014

Three new walking maps for Aberdeen were officially launched at Robert Gordon University (RGU) this week as part of Ramblers Scotland’s Medal Routes project to mark the countdown to the start of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Easter on foot

Bluebells

14 April 2014

We’ve put together some ideas for a walking-packed Easter break, from joining an outing with one of our local groups to organising your own adventures with family and friends.

Ramblers volunteers clear the way for local walkers

Path Maintenance day, Milngavie

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.

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