Blogs

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How we can protect our trees

28 May 2019 by Laura Brooker

Trees, woodlands, and forests are wonderful things. They purify our air, beautify our landscapes, and provide refuges for both wildlife and people. But our trees are at risk from an ever-increasing threat. The Forestry Commission’s biosecurity information officer Laura Brooker explains.

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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.

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When we walk together we grow together

17 May 2019 by Jess Borham

Some of my earliest memories are of me and my brother and sister, my dad and my dog walking for what felt like hours on end along the canals of Birmingham on a hot summer’s day.

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Reflections on General Council 2019

16 May 2019 by Kate Ashbrook

General Council is a pivotal moment in the Ramblers’ year. We must answer those big questions: how do we become more relevant to all Britain’s walkers, increase membership, fill our volunteer vacancies? General Council is the time to debate them.

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A bit of spring cleaning for Berkshire litter heroes

01 May 2019 by Jason Owens

Publicity Officer for Berkshire Ramblers, Jason Owens, talks about the group's second litter picking walk, which took place on a sunny weekend April.

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Kinder: The legend lives on

26 April 2019 by Kate Ashbrook

Ahead of the Spirit of Kinder Rally in Castleton on Saturday 27 April, Ramblers Chair Kate Ashbrook discusses the legacy of the famous Peak District trespass that took place 87 years ago.

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Why I lead walks to inspire people

08 April 2019 by Marika Kovacs

Marika Kovacs, a walk leader for Hereford Ramblers with a visual impairment, on leading walks and joining in the National Parks 70th Anniversary celebrations.

Scotland's landscape challenges needs landscape-scale solutions

19 March 2019 by Helen Todd

Ramblers Scotland's campaigns and policy manager Helen Todd urges the Scottish walking community to consider why countryside looks the way it does - so we can better understand and influence the debates that decide its future.

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Celebrating the women of the Ramblers

08 March 2019 by Vanessa Griffiths

On International Women’s Day 2019, Ramblers CEO Vanessa Griffiths, Ramblers Scotland director Jess Dolan, and Ramblers Cymru director Angela Charlton discuss the charity’s working culture and being part of a majority female Senior Leadership Team.

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From the Ramblers to Everest Base Camp

07 March 2019 by Nella Scurfield

For Nella, joining the Portsmouth Ramblers not only turned out to be the perfect way to get into shape, with their long Sunday walks, but a great way to train for a hike to the Everest Base Camp.