The Ramblers works to make it easy for everyone to discover the outdoors on foot. One of the ways we do this is by researching and promoting walking routes that make the best of the country’s varied countryside, historic towns and cities, nature and heritage.
Thanks in large part to the efforts of Ramblers volunteers, Britain enjoys a good system of access to the outdoors for walkers, with a network of footpaths and extensive wider areas of public access, including a legal right of access to practically the whole Scotland’s outdoors. Thanks also to the Ramblers, information about this network is widely obtainable on good quality Ordnance Survey maps.
However not everyone feels confident finding their way with a map, especially if they’re new to walking or in an unfamiliar area. This is where a keen walker who knows an area well can share their love of walking by introducing it to others through helping develop a walking route.
Throughout Ramblers’ history, keen volunteers have researched and written up short walking routes using the existing walking network. These routes are now more accessible than ever through our online library of Ramblers Routes. We’ve also gone further in helping create established signed routes and trails that are promoted more widely, including some of Britain’s most famous and most used trails.