Walking matters archive

Grass field

A step in the right direction for public access in Agriculture Bill

12 September 2018

We have welcomed the inclusion today (12th September) of support for public access as part of the new Agriculture Bill something we have been calling for in our Your Path Awaits Campaign.

Charities call for scottish alternative to Osbournes road funds

20 July 2015

Ramblers Scotland has joined forces with six other charities to call for funding from the Vehicle Excise Duty to be invested in walking in cycling in Scotland.

George Osborne

Our response to the Autumn Statement

03 December 2014

It may come as no surprise that both coalition parties are seeking to sweeten the years of belt-tightening austerity but the extra investment in infrastructure and health has particularly attracted our attention.

Walking in the South Pennines

The Ramblers respond to Infrastructure Bill

01 July 2014

The Infrastructure Bill had its second reading in the House of Lords on 18 June. Ahead of the reading we briefed seventy peers on our response to the proposals.

John Muir Way signage

New national walking and cycling network announced

23 June 2014

For the first time, Scotland now has a high level commitment to develop a national walking and cycling network within the National Planning Framework which was published yesterday. When fully developed, this network of long distance routes will enable people to exploit the opportunities on their doorsteps for walking and cycling, both for leisure purposes and for everyday trips.

A' Mhaighdean, fisherfield, Scotland

Ramblers welcome new policies for wild land protection

23 June 2014

Ramblers Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement on the greater protection of wild land through the ban on any wind farms in National Parks or National Scenic Areas and the adoption of Scottish Natural Heritage’s map of core wild land areas.

Countryside path

Farmers must maintain rights of way to receive European subsidies

19 June 2014

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has reiterated that English farmers must maintain public rights of way or face losing EU subsidies.

Ramblers talk “Reconomics” in Westminster

13 June 2014

We joined other outdoor organisations in Westminster to launch a new report which shows the popularity of outdoor activities and the benefits it brings for the UK economy.

Jonathan Djanogly MP joins Ramblers walk through Ouse Estuary Nature Reserve

Jonathan Djanogly MP joins Ramblers walk

09 June 2014

On 3 May, Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly joined local Ramblers for a walk through Ouse Estuary Nature Reserve.

Greg Barker MP walks with Battle Ramblers

Ramblers take a walk with Climate Change and Energy Minister

06 June 2014

In the run up to the 2015 General Election we’ve been encouraging our local groups to go for a walk with their MP.

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