What we do in England

Walking regularly can help you stay healthy and live longer, keep happy, enjoy time with friends and family, learn more about your local area, meet other people, make new friends and look after the environment. And almost everyone can do it, anywhere and at any time, for free.

We work to promote walking for pleasure, health, leisure and transport to everyone, of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, in towns and cities as well as in the countryside. We want England to be a place where people choose to go walking, contributing to their health and well being and supporting a more sustainable way of life.

We offer practical support to get people walking, and to sustain and increase the amount of walking they do, in a variety of ways.

  • Through practical projects especially targeting people new to walking or who could most benefit from doing more exercise. For example we coordinate national networks of health walks schemes and deliver walking programmes in community settings.
  • Through providing organised led walks, including more than 38,000 walks a year led by Ramblers volunteers across Great Britain through our network of Areas and Groups, ranging from short urban strolls to challenging highland hikes.
  • Through helping people navigate the walking environment by promoting and researching high quality walking routes, from our extensive and growing online library of routes, Ramblers Routes, to our longstanding work to establish high quality signed trails on the ground.
  • Through providing walking information both online and in print, with a wealth of authoritative practical advice for walkers at all levels drawing on decades of experience and expertise.