Volunteer success stories archive

Powys volunteers

Ramblers part of new team leading path and park improvement work in Powys

22 September 2015

Powys County Council has launched a pilot scheme working with volunteer leaders to improve paths – and over half of the first group of leaders to be trained are Ramblers members.

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Meirionydd Ramblers help youngsters to enjoy the great outdoors

21 September 2015

Meirionydd Ramblers recently spent time with the 1st Dolgellau Girl Guides at Coed y Brenin Forest Park in Snowdonia, helping the girls achieve their 'Finding Your Way' badge

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Angela Penny walks away with top prize

10 September 2015

Angela Penny from Aberdeen scoops the top prize in Ramblers Scotland’s Get Outdoors Competition

Mike Slater accepts the Campaigner Award

Presidents volunteer Awards 2015

16 December 2014

Recognise a volunteer or team of volunteers who have done something special. The President's Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the successes of our volunteers. Anyone is able to nominate somebody for an award.

Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers clear West Highland Way

29 August 2014

Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers and Hillwalkers are supporting their community by taking part in a joint project with local group ‘Milngavie in Bloom’.

Strimming Team

Taming the urban jungle

19 August 2014

The Walsall Ramblers volunteer path team make sure everyday walkers can get where they need to.

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Berkshire Maintains Paths in Style

06 August 2014

The West Berkshire Ramblers journey through the Berkshire countryside, surveying and maintaining footpaths for the whole county to enjoy.

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Uncovering Hidden Views

01 August 2014

Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Ramblers working party, led by Basil Merry, have reconstructed a boggy part of the Hagg Wood walk and installed steps in Holymoorside and Walton.

Chorley Ramblers

Cheerful Changes in Chorley

23 July 2014

The Chorley Ramblers has worked incredibly hard to make the Chorley Circular Walk wheelchair, pram and tramper accessible.

Worcester Work Party

The Party in Worcester Works

15 July 2014

Read about the Working Party in Worcester, established in May 2007 and now consists of 24 volunteers. The party has had many successes such as footpath clearance in Hallow, where it slashed and uprooted Himalayan Balsam, which can grow up to 2 meters in height.

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south wiltshire heavy gang in action

Meet our volunteers

The South Wiltshire Ramblers, ‘Heavy Gang,’ have been keeping paths open for 25 years. Find out what makes them an award winning team.

South Wiltshire Heavy Gang

Map of path successes

See what paths our volunteers have successfully unblocked, created and saved.