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Walk this way: how we can all roam responsibly

30 June 2020 by Gemma Cantelo

As COVID-19 lockdown restrictions slowly ease across the nations of Great Britain, walkers everywhere can help protect the green spaces we love, ensuring they can be open for safe, responsible walking

Lockdown Diaries: Getting fit for the hills

22 June 2020 by Ramblers Scotland president Lucy Wallace

In her final Lockdown Diary, Ramblers Scotland president Lucy Wallace helps ensure that we're ready for a phased return to walking, by sharing top tips on getting ready for the hills again.

Lucy's Lockdown Diaries: Sprucing Up Outdoor Gear

05 June 2020 by Ramblers Scotland president Lucy Wallace

Ramblers Scotland president and outdoor instructor Lucy Wallace helps us get ready for our phased return to walking by guiding us through her kit DIY routine.

The challenge of a lifetime

02 June 2020 by Andrew Wakelin

Despite a rare muscle disease diagnosis, Andrew Wakelin set himself the challenge of walking 210 miles across Wales. Ten years on, this walk has inspired hundreds of other sufferers of the condition to enjoy an annual walking holiday together

Scouring your local patch for wildlife

02 June 2020 by Tom Hibbert, The Wildlife Trusts

Urban wasteland, pavement cracks and roadside verges can all harbour wildlife – if we just take the time to take a closer look.

Hidden volunteers

01 June 2020 by Rachel Bayley

What is the first thing you think when you think of volunteers? Maybe it's all those people who volunteered at the Olympic Games or all those people out helping their neighbours during the current pandemic. Rachael Bayley, director of Operations and Volunteering, shares her thoughts when asked this question.

Ramblers remedy Walking through uncertainty

01 June 2020 by Dr Nick Summerton

In a new regular online column, Dr Nick Summerton examines the toll the pandemic has taken on many people`s mental wellbeing and outlines how walking really can help us to get through difficult times

Lucy's Lockdown Diaries: Neighbourhood Watch

26 May 2020 by Ramblers Scotland president Lucy Wallace

Lucy Wallace invites us to join her as she checks in on the communities of wildlife near her home – and guides us through some of the species we can all try to spot on our own #RoamSweetHome walks.

Walking and cycling improvements around the UK and the world

15 May 2020 by Olly Hicks-Pattison

Since the start of the lockdown across the world there have been growing calls to help with physical distancing for those walking and cycling, including measures such as widened footways, pop up-cycle lanes, and car-free walking and cycling streets.

Walking through grief

15 May 2020 by Jess Borham

In these past two weeks that I have come to fully understand and appreciate the role walking in nature plays on my personal happiness. I knew it before, but now I really feel it. Jess describes how walking has helped her through the grief of losing her dad one week before lockdown.