Blogs

Hill-bagging: Know your lists

26 November 2020 by Phoebe Smith

Can’t tell your Grahams from your Donalds? Muddling your Munros and your Marilyns? If you’re perplexed by the excessive classifications of Britain’s peaks and hills then walk this way to become an instant expert…

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Walking Class Heroes – Kate Ashbrook

26 November 2020 by Roly Smith

A life-long campaigner for public paths and open spaces and a firm fixture at the Ramblers, Kate Ashbrook was particularly active in seeing the CROW Bill through Parliament. This is the second excerpt from the new book Walking Class Heroes, in which the lives of 20 pioneers of the Right to Roam are examined.

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Walk faster, stay younger

26 November 2020 by Dr Nick Summerton

One way to boost the health benefits to be gained from walking is to quicken your pace. Those who regularly exceed three miles per hour have better brain function, according to recent research. Here’s how to increase your speed.

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At home in the hills

26 November 2020 by Tom Hibbert, The Wildlife Trusts

A look at some of the hardy creatures that call Great Britain’s hills and mountains their home.

20th Anniversary of the freedom to roam in England and Wales

26 November 2020 by Guest blogger

The freedom to roam offers the opportunity to get out, explore and connect with nature. We campaigned for decades for this right across some of our wildest landscapes as part of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act. As we reflect 20 years later, we’ve asked Stuart Maconie and others what the freedom to roam has meant to them.

Why it is time to ban pavement parking

16 November 2020 by Matt Strong

Pavement parking is a major barrier to walking in residential areas, it's time to ban it.

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Put Walkers First In The Highway Code

23 October 2020 by Matt Strong

The Ramblers have backed a UK Government consultation that proposes changes to the Highway Code which would make the roads safer for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

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Healthy Homes Bill will build better places for walking

02 October 2020 by Kate Conto

When was the last time you left your home to go for a walk? The chances are that you encountered obstacles that made your walk more difficult or unpleasant.

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Why nobody should live more than five minutes' walk from green space

21 September 2020 by Matt Strong

In this blog, Matt Strong, explores why access to green spaces matters, and why we believe that nobody should live more than five minutes walk from green space

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Ending unequal access to nature and green space

21 September 2020 by Stephen Russell

People on low incomes and those who identify as being from a BAME background are less likely to have access to their own garden, and are less likely to have green space within a five-minute walk of their home. The Environment Bill gives us an opportunity to change this.

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