What we do

Learn what the Ramblers do, our goals and our achievements.

Opening the way 

The Ramblers opens the way for everyone to enjoy the simple pleasures of walking.  And we step up to protect the places we all love to wander. 

We're the only charity dedicated to removing barriers so everyone can enjoy walking in green spaces, and to improving Britain’s most popular and least-known walking places. We’re committed to campaigning to keep our countryside open to all and to fighting for the things that matter most to walkers. We lead the way, and the walks, for a vibrant community united by the joys of walking, helping everyone get more out of their walks.   

We are the Ramblers: Boosting Britain’s wellbeing one step at a time. 


Removing the barriers to walking 

The Ramblers is dedicated to removing barriers so everyone can enjoy walking in green spaces and to preserving and improving well-loved paths, tracks and trails across Great Britain. 


A community of over 100,000 walkers 

We’re Britain’s biggest and most vibrant walking community too. We lead the way, and the walks, for a community of over 100,000 walkers. And we help thousands more every year find their feet out in the open to boost their wellbeing naturally. 

Ramblers chair, Kate Ashbrook opening a section of the England Coast Path
Ramblers chair, Kate Ashbrook opening a section of the England Coast Path

Our four strategic ambitions  


Improved provision, quality and information on access, paths and rights of way

We’ll remove barriers to the outdoors by improving the quality and provision of access, paths and rights of way to enable more people to enjoy walking in nature. We will do this through both our programmes on the ground and our campaigning work.


Improved confidence and knowledge to walk outdoors

We’ll explore new ways to support priority communities, through engagement and collaboration. We’ll extend impactful programmes like Ramblers Wellbeing Walks, which supports people with health conditions, and the Out There Award, which helps young adults in urban areas.


Improved participation of communities that have the least access and most barriers to the outdoors

We’ll prioritise improving the participation of communities facing the greatest barriers to walking in nature when developing campaigns and programmes. We will actively engage, listen, and learn from priority communities, and work with them to develop new approaches to supporting people walking outdoors.


Improved support for the Ramblers’ charitable cause 

We’ll sharpen our focus on our unique public benefit as a charity. We will demonstrate the impact of our work through the strength of our actions, while changing and revitalising perceptions of the Ramblers through our communications.


We are delighted to share the Ramblers’ ambitions for the future, where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of walking in nature. Read the strategy.

Annual report and accounts

Find out more about what we do in our latest annual report.

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Our history

Since 1935, we’ve been doing everything we can to make sure everyone everywhere can enjoy nature on foot.

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How we are organised

The Ramblers is governed by a board of trustees and is made up of local groups and regional areas across Great Britain.

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Policies and statements

Find out more regarding our equality, safeguarding and complaints procedures.