Blogs

Young girl standing on bridge and looking out over canal, green trees and canal boats.

Why is walking and green space important for young people?

23 August 2019 by Alisa Bury

Alisa Bury is a year 12 student based in south London. In July 2019, Alisa joined the Ramblers’ policy and advocacy team for a week’s work experience. In this blog, Alisa reflects on her experiences as a young person living in London and the importance of walking and green spaces.

The Slate Trail in Snowdonia

Sole searching on the Slate Trail

19 August 2019 by Paula Renzel

We hear about Paula's challenges of overcoming the fear on her first solo long-distance hike, 5-6 days along the Snowdonia Slate Trail in North Wales.

People walking over Westminster Bridge.

What we need to see from the new government

15 August 2019 by Gemma Cantelo

Boris Johnson has a tough task ahead. Brexit will dominate his first few months in Number 10, but it’s not the only challenge ahead. Gemma Cantelo, Ramblers’ head of policy and advocacy, reflects on what we need to see from the new government.

Jess in walking gear at sunrise with mountain views behind her.

Snowdon at night for the Ramblers

09 August 2019 by Jess Borham

We hear from Jess about her experience taking on the Snowdon at night challenge to support the Ramblers.

Pam Byrd in the Deepings market place, wearing a blue jacket.

The Deepings walking neighbourhood

18 July 2019 by Pam Byrd

The Deepings received a special recognition in our Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood Awards 2019. Pam Byrd, of the Deepings Neighbourhood planning team, talks about her neighbourhood, receiving the award and gives her advice for those looking to nominate their neighbourhood next year!

Couple with young child walking down cobbled street lined with lampposts at sunset.

Westminster Hall debate on active travel

17 July 2019 by Robyn Stephens

On Tuesday 9 July Robert Courts MP led a debate on Government’s support for active travel and local walking and cycling infrastructure plans.

white cliff thumnail

The Time Is Now

26 June 2019 by Gemma Cantelo

Today, thousands of people will line the streets of Westminster as part of The Time Is Now, a mass lobby for climate, nature and people. Why is the Ramblers is taking part?

Greening the urban landscape - the path to clean air

20 June 2019 by Alison Hallas

There are many benefits to urban walking. As well as the mental and physical health benefits of being out on foot and getting some exercise on your way to the shops or office, good walking neighbourhoods mean cleaner air and safer streets, due to fewer cars on roads and greener surroundings.

A man smiling as he receives a trophy from another man, in front of others

A Volunteer Award for Brian

05 June 2019 by Ed Wilson

Presenting a national Volunteer Award to Brian Micklam from West Wiltshire for his work as footpath secretary and local action.

One person walking a long straight path in a flat field

A new European path for peace

28 May 2019 by Beth Salt

Tracing the line of the 1914-18 battle front, the Western Front Way is a proposed 725km path for peace and remembrance that runs from the Swiss border in the south, through France and Belgium to the North Sea. As the first 140km section is unveiled, Beth Salt explains how the project got off the ground.