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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.

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.

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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

Walking in nature

Ending unequal access to nature and green space

21 September 2020 by Stephen Russell

People on low incomes and those who identify as being from a BAME background are less likely to have access to their own garden, and are less likely to have green space within a five-minute walk of their home. The Environment Bill gives us an opportunity to change this.

What do we want? Nature!

27 August 2020 by Gemma Cantelo

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our relationship with nature and the outdoors. Gemma Cantelo, the Ramblers’ head of policy and advocacy, reflects on what we’ve learnt.

A big vision from Government – but is it big enough?

06 August 2020 by Kate Conto

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the enormous value of green routes and spaces for walking in our towns and cities.

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Walk this way: how we can all roam responsibly

30 June 2020 by Gemma Cantelo

As COVID-19 lockdown restrictions slowly ease across the nations of Great Britain, walkers everywhere can help protect the green spaces we love, ensuring they can be open for safe, responsible walking

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Your countryside needs you - now more than ever

08 June 2020 by Kate Ashbrook and Crispin Truman

This year, Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7) comes at one of the most challenging moments in recent times. in a join blog with CPRE, we want to take the opportunity to say thank you for all you do. We wouldn’t be here without you and we need you now more than ever.

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.

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