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A woman swimming in a river

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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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

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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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The Perfect Stile

20 April 2021 by Kate Davis, delivery officer at the Ramblers

Wendy and daughter Kathleen are keen walkers and used some of their time in lockdown figuring out what makes the perfect stile. Kathleen is dyspraxic so stiles can act as barriers to the enjoying the countryside.

Will your new MSPs support Scotland's outdoors?

12 April 2021 by Helen Todd

During the 2021 Holyrood campaign period we’d love Ramblers members and others who enjoy the outdoors to help spread the messages in Scottish Outdoor Recreation Alliance's joint Manifesto for the Outdoors.

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Maintaining paths for everyone: Ramblers’ BRAM Team volunteers

11 March 2021 by Keith Weller

When I retired, I was looking for something to get involved with... I remembered that, in my youth, I’d spent a couple of satisfying sessions with the Scouts clearing an overgrown pathway.

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Did the Chancellor learn the lessons of lockdown?

04 March 2021 by Gemma Cantelo

Gemma Cantelo, Ramblers’ head of policy and advocacy, reflects on the Chancellor’s 2021 Budget statement – and whether it delivers for walking.

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