23 May 2022 by Tom Hibbert, The Wildlife Trusts
Our seas are full of life, but so much of it is hidden from view. Rockpools offer a window into this wild, watery world. Take a ramble among the rocks, peer into the still water, and you could discover creatures you may have never seen before…
10 December 2021 by Sally Prosser
This December, as my boots crunch through piles of shrivelled leaves and the temperature drops, I’m struck again how special it is to walk in winter. It’s easy to dread the onslaught of cold and inclement weather, but it’s the diversity of climatic changes that make this season so unique.
Read more as Ramblers Ambassador, Sally Prosser, takes us on a walk with the Tavistock Ramblers.
25 May 2021 by Karen Averby
A quintessential symbol of the British seaside, beach huts are cute painted sheds that have a loyal and devoted following. Buildings historian Karen Averby gives a historical overview of these quirky buildings and reveals some of the more unusual ones to see.
22 January 2021 by Lisa Wells
Wandering along the sandy beach with the sun setting in front of me, I was reminded that I don’t just walk to exercise the dogs. I walk for me and the peace I feel by simply putting one foot in front of the other.
In this blog, sunset chaser and Ramblers #walkinwinter ambassador, Lisa Wells, talks about what savouring the glow in winter means to her.
22 January 2021 by Sally Prosser
Not only have I survived being outdoors in December in the UK, I’ve relished every ramble during this allegedly Spartan time of the year. Being led on new routes to different places is one of the things I value most about being with Tavistock Ramblers. However, revisiting lanes, tracks, fields and tors during this striking season brings a new perspective.
16 December 2020 by Jo Moseley
Walking and hiking for me have always been about belonging and connection, to a place, to my family and more recently to my purpose and midlife wellbeing.
14 April 2020 by Nicky Teegan
Join us for the Ramblers Great Walking Quiz on Friday 24 of April at 5.30pm
22 February 2018 by Phil Pickin
A visit to the coast is the perfect way to blow away the winter blues, and you can look forward to plenty of spectacular sights. Increasingly, however, you may also spot things that are neither pleasant nor natural.
28 September 2017 by Ruth Latham
As we celebrate the announcement that Natural England has started work on all stretches of the England Coast Path, Ruth reflects on how a good walk by the sea helped her and her husband through a traumatic experience.
06 September 2017 by Rebecca Brough
Rebecca Brough, policy and advocacy manager for Ramblers Cymru, looks at the success of the Wales Coast Path and the opportunity this summer to extend access to coast and cliffs.
01 September 2017 by Nicky Philpott
Nicky Philpott, director of advocacy and engagement, takes a trip down memory lane to retell the history of the England Coast Path. Find out more about how the Ramblers helped make the path a reality.
18 August 2017 by Kate Conto
Our senior policy officer Kate Conto has been involved in the England Coast Path from the start. She tells us all about the highs and lows of this inspirational project.
11 August 2017 by Robert Peel
Our volunteer, Robert Peel, has been at the heart of the England Coast Path in Kent. He showcases the tireless work of the Kent volunteers in establishing the Kent stretch of the coast path.
04 August 2017 by Ruth Livingstone
Ruth Livingstone, coastal walker and Ramblers member takes us through her journey round the coast and tells us why paths are so important to her.
10 November 2016 by Alison Hallas
Alison joins Norfolk Area Ramblers in a breezy Great Yarmouth for the launch celebration for the latest stretch of the England Coast Path.
08 April 2016 by Helen Todd
As part of the 2016 Scottish Elections, there is a crying need for politicians to support walking & access, promote health, and protect the environment.
30 November 2015 by Kate Ashbrook
Ramblers president Kate Ashbrook celebrates fifteen years of CRoW
27 May 2015 by Guest blogger
Gillian and her three children have made a pledge to hike the entire South West Coast Path from start to finish. They talk about how they've found it so far...
07 January 2015 by Anastasia French
Here's the second instalment of Anastasia's week-long north walk.
22 October 2014 by Walking Class Hero
Walking Class Hero visits the Medmerry to see an innovative project by the Environment Agency to reduce flooding, offer a home for wildlife, and increase access for walkers and cyclists.
17 October 2014 by Anastasia French
When Anastasia French bid farewell to her campaigning role at the Ramblers, she did in the only way she knew how. She walked from London to the Norfolk coast. Here's the first installment of her week-long journey.
26 August 2014 by Helen Todd
Helen explains that in Scotland, unlike in England and Wales, there is simply no need to campaign for a complete coast path.
06 May 2014 by Sarah Gardner
At the land's end, a newly opened path that "climbs through tranquil woodland, with bluebell and wild garlic, and crosses a gentle stream full of the sounds of cascading water to take in a disused viaduct, home to curling ivy and nesting wild bees".
12 March 2014 by Kate Conto
Can we ever place an economic value on the natural environment and everything it does for us? Shouldn’t we just look after nature because it is the right thing to do morally?
06 March 2014 by Anastasia French
Like the author Laurie Lee, Anastasia woke up one morning with a desire to walk south to the sea. In her final leg, disaster strikes and her most trusty companion - her Ordnance Survey map - blows out of my rucksack, never to be seen again. Will she still make it to the sea?
13 February 2014 by Anastasia French
Like the author Laurie Lee, Anastasia woke up one morning with a desire to walk south to the sea. In her penultimate installment she finds the going tough, and wonders who she can turn to for an "emotional iced bun".
05 February 2014 by Walking Class Hero
Walking Class Hero meditates on the transitional nature of estuaries by visiting Burnham-on-Crouch, on a gunmetal grey overcast day.
17 December 2013 by Anastasia French
Like the author Laurie Lee, Anastasia woke up one morning with a desire to walk south to the sea. In her fourth installment she is joined by her dad, her best friend and someone called Chick who used to know Aung San Suu Kyi, as she attempts to see some fracking.
11 November 2013 by Anastasia French
Like the author Laurie Lee, Anastasia woke up one morning with a desire to walk south to the sea - and she did it! In the third installment she has a near death experience and gets rude tired...
07 November 2013 by Ruth Livingstone
Ruth Livingstone has been walking around the British coastline in stages for the last three years. She tells us about discovering new and wonderful things in "this in-between place, where the sea meets the land".
04 November 2013 by Kate Ashbrook
Kate Ashbrook talks about what inspired her to start campaigning to defend access to the outdoors and why it's as important as ever in these austere times.
29 October 2013 by Anastasia French
Like the author Laurie Lee, Anastasia woke up one morning with a desire to walk south to the sea - and she did it! In the second instalment she starts out solo and find it less of a walk in the park...
24 October 2013 by Walking Class Hero
I was in North Devon to join the poet Simon Armitage and walk a stretch of the South West Coast Path. A couple of years ago I accompanied Simon on a section of the Pennine Way for his book Walking Home, this year he’s writing the follow-up, imaginatively entitled Walking Away.
22 October 2013 by Paul Carter
Paul Carter describes his intense experience of walking the Broomway to Foulness Island: "The poor visibility that can rapidly envelope the sands and the ease by which it is possible to become disorientated and end up walking out to sea, mean that many people have died over the years by making the wrong judgment on this very hazardous route."
18 October 2013 by Anastasia French
Like the author Laurie Lee, Anastasia woke up one morning with the idea to walk south to the sea - and she did it! In this first instalment she has Big Ben, some Elvis Presley lookalikes and a herd of deer for company as she heads southwest along the Thames Path.
24 September 2013 by Walking Class Hero
Whilst we look forward to autumn with early fogs and a hint of crisp in the air, Walking Class Hero is reminiscing about the wonderful summer of walking. But what would have made it even better?
19 September 2013 by Eugene Suggett
The sandy beaches and inlets and caves make Botany Bay an attraction ... the awesome sea-stacks, fashioned over time from the chalk cliffs by the waves, give it the type of desolate eeriness not normally expected.
16 September 2013 by Anastasia French
A few years ago Government agreed to make a path around England’s coast – a very special path that opens up all beaches and foreshores and rolls back when nature takes over. At the time, it was hoped that we’d get that path within 10 years. 4 years on and there’s only one small stretch open.
12 September 2013 by William Renwick
One April morning William Renwick packed a bag, slipped on his boots and walked out of his front door to begin a 1,040 mile adventure around the Wales Coast Path. Here is the second-part of his blog, where a storm cuts through his idyllic amblings. Will he make it home?
04 September 2013 by William Renwick
One April morning William Renwick packed a bag, slipped on his boots and walked out of his front door to begin a 1,040 mile adventure around the newly opened Wales Coast Path. In part one of a special two-part blog, he describes stepping out one mid-spring morning...
02 September 2013 by Dominic Bates
Dominic Bates, editor of walk magazine, talks about the future of the England Coast Path and the challenges of keeping the magazine ahead of the game.
01 August 2013 by Sarah Gardner
The Ramblers knows how to work for walkers, and it knows how to have fun doing it. We recognise that we need to find our feet in a rapidly changing world, but we are as important now as we’ve ever been.
20 February 2013 by Eugene Suggett
The unadorned Essex coast may lack the huge cliffs of Cape Wrath, and the dunes of Norfok or Lincolnshire. But the sights from Dengie’s uninterrupted sea wall conjure an atmosphere of their own.
30 July 2012 by Benedict Southworth
It’s hard to imagine what the world was like without the right to roam, national trails, and even rights of way on the Ordnance Survey maps. All things the Ramblers can be proud of...