Blogs

Row of stone cottages

A different side to walking

24 June 2021 by Kate Davis, delivery officer at the Ramblers

When arthritis threatened to stop walk leader Chris in his tracks, he was worried he was going to have to stop walking. But, during the pandemic, he realised that it’s the experience – not the mileage – that’s the most important thing to him.

The perfect packed lunch for a ramble - my way!

09 June 2021 by Sally Prosser

This summer the Ramblers are inviting us all to get out and explore the great outdoors with the #WalkYourWay campaign. There is no one right way to ramble, but if you follow me on social media, you will notice that walking my way usually revolves around food and a good cup of tea!

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Old allies rekindle the campaign for national parks

02 June 2021 by Tompion Platt

Looking back at the 70th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside (1949) Act and the campaigners who made it happen.

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Beginner’s guide to wild swimming

25 May 2021 by Daniel Start

Where can you legally go wild swimming? How do you find the best spots? And how can I avoid getting into trouble? Follow our expert’s advice to find out. By Daniel Start

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Britain's beautiful beach huts

25 May 2021 by Karen Averby

A quintessential symbol of the British seaside, beach huts are cute painted sheds that have a loyal and devoted following. Buildings historian Karen Averby gives a historical overview of these quirky buildings and reveals some of the more unusual ones to see.

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Tom Stephenson

24 May 2021 by Roly Smith

This former Ramblers secretary, journalist and walkers’ rights champion is credited with founding the first National Trail and much more besides. Find out more in this extract from Walking Class Heroes, in which the lives of 20 pioneers of the Right to Roam are examined. By Roly Smith.

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Ramblers’ remedy: A dose of coast

24 May 2021 by Dr Nick Summerton

Britain’s varied coastal environments offer many health-boosting benefits, latest research confirms, but it’s something our ancestors recognised too. By Dr Nick Summerton

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Seaside wildlife spectacles

24 May 2021 by Tom Hibbert, The Wildlife Trusts

As an island nation, we’re blessed with an incredible wealth of wildlife, not least around our coast. Here are just some of the summer highlights to look for.

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Paths for People: community, nature and landscape on the footpaths of South Wales

17 May 2021 by Robert Mathlin

​A research project for Ramblers Cymru to understand the impact of walking projects on communities through reflections from sensory experiences

Four landscapes

New green routes all across Greater Manchester

30 April 2021 by Alan Manning

We have made a great start in Greater Manchester to increase spaces to walk, but more needs to be done

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