Blogs

Lucy's Lockdown Diaries: Lift That Litter

09 April 2020 by Ramblers Scotland president Lucy Wallace

As part of our #RoamSweetHome campaign, Ramblers Scotland president Lucy Wallace is sharing her Lockdown Diaries - this time looking at how we can enrich ourselves and our environments by safely litter-picking during daily exercise.

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Look around, look up, look forward

03 April 2020 by Dr Nick Summerton

Dr Nick Summerton is a GP in Yorkshire, public health physician and a Ramblers member. He is Walk magazine’s medical expert, and is making the most of walking daily close to home.

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Keeping active at home  

27 March 2020 by Nicky Teegan

Keen walker and Ramblers membership officer, Nicky gives tips on how to keep active at home.

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Staying active at home with kids

26 March 2020 by Jade Deeley

On day 11 of self-isolation as a family with two children under four, Jade, senior fundraiser at the Ramblers talks about her experience of staying active in the home with kids and why it is so important to keep moving for our mental and physical health during this challenging time.

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The law on trespass

03 March 2020 by Elaine Webb

The Ramblers doesn’t want to see the erosion of people’s rights to access and enjoy the countryside on the back of a Home Office consultation on strengthening police powers to deal with unauthorised encampments.

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Our own history is everywhere on a country ramble

28 February 2020 by John Bainbridge

We all use paths to access the countryside, whether we consider ourselves ramblers or just use them as somewhere to walk the dog. Or sometimes as a short-cut, the easiest way to get from one place to another. We may well notice our surroundings, the places we walk through, but how many of us consider just why the path is there, why it even exists? Ramblers volunteer and social historian, John Bainbridge, tells us the histories of our paths.

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‘Three unique words’ map

26 February 2020 by Bob Cockshott

What3Words has divided the globe into 3m x 3m squares, each with a unique three-word code. As more groups adopt the mapping software for their walks, Rambler and Royal Institute of Navigation fellow Bob Cockshott considers the system’s advantages over alphanumerical coordinates.

Going the distance

26 February 2020 by Roy Emes

When one man joined the Ramblers a decade ago, he couldn’t possibly have imagined quite how much it would change his life. Or that he’d clock up 20,000 miles.

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Mapping wildlife networks

26 February 2020 by Tom Hibbert, The Wildlife Trusts

By mapping and connecting every bit of wild habitat, from historic paths and forests, to pocket parks and urban street trees, we can stem to loss of biodiversity and enjoy more interactions with nature.

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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.

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