Meet Ramblers volunteers

Ramblers path team

Our volunteers are remarkable people. They give their time freely to ensure that everyone, everywhere can enjoy walking, while helping to protect the places where we all love to walk.

We met Malcolm and Jenny to find out more about the work they do and what motivates them to volunteer for the Ramblers.

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The Big Pathwatch: what we have learned so far

Big Pathwatch

Since the Big Pathwatch launched, a whopping 19,500 km of path have been surveyed and more than 19,800 path problems reported – 5,100 of which have stopped people in their tracks. But it’s not all doom and gloom. We’ve received thousands of pictures of stunning views, impressive wildlife and great family days out. We’re off to a great start – but we still have a long way to go!

Please help us reach our goal of walking every path by stepping out and surveying your local footpaths today.

The Big Pathwatch is supported by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, the charitable trust of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays.

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Build a walking Wales

Manifesto

Ramblers Cymru has called on the Welsh Government and Assembly Members to help build a walking future for Wales and make it the best country in the world for walkers. On 9th July we presented our manifesto at the Senedd ahead of the National Assembly for Wales elections in May 2016.

Days later the Welsh Government published their long awaited consultation on “Improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation”. Ramblers Cymru are developing a strong response that stresses the importance of protecting our current fantastic path network while encouraging greater and easier access. This is a great opportunity to create a Wales designed for walking. The consultation runs until 2nd October and can be found on the Welsh Government website. We urge everyone with an interest in walking in Wales to share their views with Welsh Government.

 

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Try a Ramblers Route

Victorian pier

Portskewett, Monmouthshire

Difficulty: Leisurely
Walking time: 3 hours
Length: 11.3km / 7.0mi

An easy, almost flat ramble along field paths and lanes, following the bank of the Severn Estuary and passing an ancient fort, the remains of Brunel’s broad-gauge railway and the fishing grounds of the Black Rock Lave Net Fishery.

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White Cliffs Walking Festival

White Cliffs

Stunning views, rolling hills, great company and almost infinite variety - from a 53 mile stomp to a short “Reptile Ramble” laid on by the local Amphibian Group - the White Cliffs Walking Festival returns over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Over 40 walks are being offered, catering for everyone from high-grade sporting types who cover the ground like Usain Bolt, to those who would rather chat, gaze and amble through the glorious Kent countryside.

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Film competition

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte

This September take “A Walk in the Woods” with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte as the film adaptation of Bill Bryson’s best-seller is released in cinemas nationwide. Charting their attempt to hike a section of the arduous 2180 mile Appalachian Trail which stretches from Maine to Georgia, the film is a hilarious account of their highs and lows, set against the beautiful backdrop of one of the most famous hiking trails in the world.

To celebrate the release, Entertainment One have 10 sets of exclusive merchandise up for grabs, including camping mugs, leather notebook and postcard set. To win, email publicityuk@entonegroup.com with the answer to this question and your name and address: In which country is the Appalachian Trail? Competition closes 7 September.

Walking holidays for solo travellers

Holiday

Travelling within a group offers you a more relaxed experience than the hassle of arranging your own trip and exploring an unknown area alone. Taking a solo holiday with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays doesn't mean paying a premium - they can pair you with another traveller of the same sex in a twin room at no additional cost on most holidays.

They have also negotiated great deals on many holidays so they can offer some single rooms at no additional charge. You can go as far or as close as you like from home.

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Ramblers Scotland’s Get Outdoors competition

Gleneagles

Only a few days left to enter Ramblers Scotland’s Get Outdoors competition – don’t miss out!
There are great prizes on offer including 2 nights in 5 star luxury at Gleneagles Hotel, with a complementary fine dining experience for two and unlimited use of many of their facilities.

There are also other great prizes on offer including Paramo fleece and jackets, a set of great Pocket Mountain Guides and a fabulous Highlander 2 man tent! If you’ve been walking in Scotland, send us a photo to enter. Competition closes on 31st August so get your entry in now!