Blogs

Group walking with poles

Don't let your feet fail you

19 February 2020 by Sian Croxson

Almost two thirds of the population will suffer from foot or lower limb pain in their lives and many people ignore the symptoms, hoping that the pain will go away. Our feet are possibly one of the most neglected and abused parts of the body and yet we depend on our feet for almost all activities, not least rambling! The Enertor team talk about how insoles can help.

Two friends on a walk

Better access to nature makes us kinder to the environment – why we need greener urban spaces

16 January 2020 by Kate Conto

New research published by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter has found that people who have access to nature in cities are much more likely to behave in environmentally friendly ways.

General election - Party manifestos

03 December 2019 by Stephen Russell

As we enter into the final few weeks of the general election campaign, policy and advocacy officer, Stephen Russell rounds up the parties’ pledges that could impact on walking and the places we love to walk.

Two people opening a gate that leads to a view of mountains and snow

The Battle for the Cambrian Way

27 November 2019 by Richard Tyler

The 298-mile/480km Cambrian Way from Cardiff to Conway through the spine of Wales, was devised by long-time Ramblers stalwart Tony Drake MBE who encountered considerable and enduring opposition for it to gain official recognition. It is a story that is almost as exciting as the trail itself.

Family walking.

Ten tempting trails

27 November 2019 by Stephen Davies

From a crisp winter amble along the Grand Union canal in Edinburgh and a tramp among giant redwoods, to views across the Wye Valley, there are some lovely walks to enjoy along Sustrans’ 16,000-mile network of signed paths.

A small bird on a branch with red berries around

A wintery walk on the wild side

26 November 2019 by Tom Hibbert, The Wildlife Trusts

Hedgerows laden with berries are a draw for robins, thrushes, redwings and fieldfares at this time of year - and watch out for animal tracks in the landscape while out walking. By Tom Hibbert, The Wildlife Trusts

Dan Jarvis and Dame Sarah Story

Making space for urban walking

29 October 2019 by Dan Jarvis - Mayor of Sheffield City Region

Dan Jarvis, Mayor for Sheffield City Region, tells us what inspires him to work on urban walking and what improvements need to be made to the streets we walk every day.

A hill top, with a path winding up between the ferns and a stone wall

What does the Glover review mean for walkers?

20 October 2019 by Alison Hallas

The final report of the government’s independent review of protected landscapes, landed at the end of September to wide acclaim. It’s full of ambition for how our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (collectively called the ‘National Landscapes’ in the report) can meet our needs in the 21st century.

Group of Ramblers standing on top of Arthur's seat on a grey day.

Footpaths are the lifeblood of all walkers

23 September 2019 by Oliver Taylor

Oliver Taylor tells us about how he got involved with the Ramblers as a 15-year-old, his work as footpath secretary and walk leader for the Huddersfield Group and the importance of path maintenance work!

Cliff, coastal path, beach and sea.

Make real footprints not carbon footprints: why the Ramblers are joining the climate strike

18 September 2019 by Camilla Zerr

Many Ramblers staff will be leading a walk to join the young people, organisations and individuals supporting the climate strike near parliament, although our office will stay open.