Blogs

Ten standout milestones we achieved together this year

14 December 2021 by Olly Hicks-Pattison

We’ve worked harder than ever this year, with thousands of volunteers, members, supporters and campaigners to protect the places we walk across England, Scotland and Wales. So let’s look back and celebrate some of our amazing achievements.

Why do we want to improve access to nature for everyone, and how can we make that happen?

29 October 2021 by Stephen Russell

After publishing our review of the government's poor performance on access to nature, Ramblers' policy officer Stephen Russell talks about why access to nature is so important to him, and how the government can make connecting people with nature a priority.

The Rutland Round

14 September 2021 by Sophia Khan

How one Ramblers volunteer was the driving force behind transforming Rutland’s paths from ‘pretty rubbish’ to ‘some of the finest in the country’

Four landscapes

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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Empowering the next generation to explore the great outdoors

08 February 2021 by Tanne Spielman

At the Ramblers, we believe everyone, no matter what age or background, should have the chance to discover the joy of walking in the great outdoors. And that’s exactly what the brilliant ‘Out There Award’ that is delivered by Ramblers Scotland is all about.

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A year of campaigning success

15 December 2020 by Olly Hicks-Pattison

Despite the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, our work protecting and improving our ability to access and enjoy the outdoors hasn’t stopped. Here are ten standout milestones we achieved together this year.

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Walking Class Heroes – Kate Ashbrook

26 November 2020 by Roly Smith

A life-long campaigner for public paths and open spaces and a firm fixture at the Ramblers, Kate Ashbrook was particularly active in seeing the CROW Bill through Parliament. This is the second excerpt from the new book Walking Class Heroes, in which the lives of 20 pioneers of the Right to Roam are examined.

20th Anniversary of the freedom to roam in England and Wales

26 November 2020 by Guest blogger

The freedom to roam offers the opportunity to get out, explore and connect with nature. We campaigned for decades for this right across some of our wildest landscapes as part of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act. As we reflect 20 years later, we’ve asked Stuart Maconie and others what the freedom to roam has meant to them.

pavement parking

Why it is time to ban pavement parking

16 November 2020 by Matt Strong

Pavement parking is a major barrier to walking in residential areas, it's time to ban it.

Walking in nature

Why nobody should live more than five minutes' walk from green space

21 September 2020 by Matt Strong

In this blog, Matt Strong, explores why access to green spaces matters, and why we believe that nobody should live more than five minutes walk from green space

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