Blogs

Row of stone cottages

A different side to walking

24 June 2021 by Kate Davis, delivery officer at the Ramblers

When arthritis threatened to stop walk leader Chris in his tracks, he was worried he was going to have to stop walking. But, during the pandemic, he realised that it’s the experience – not the mileage – that’s the most important thing to him.

Large group of people together on top of a large hill

Old allies rekindle the campaign for national parks

02 June 2021 by Tompion Platt

Looking back at the 70th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside (1949) Act and the campaigners who made it happen.

Heading back to Crickhowell

Paths for People: community, nature and landscape on the footpaths of South Wales

17 May 2021 by Robert Mathlin

​A research project for Ramblers Cymru to understand the impact of walking projects on communities through reflections from sensory experiences

A young girl and woman, outdoors

The Perfect Stile

20 April 2021 by Kate Davis, delivery officer at the Ramblers

Wendy and daughter Kathleen are keen walkers and used some of their time in lockdown figuring out what makes the perfect stile. Kathleen is dyspraxic so stiles can act as barriers to the enjoying the countryside.

A team of men installing a gate

Maintaining paths for everyone: Ramblers’ BRAM Team volunteers

11 March 2021 by Keith Weller

When I retired, I was looking for something to get involved with... I remembered that, in my youth, I’d spent a couple of satisfying sessions with the Scouts clearing an overgrown pathway.

Vintage colour photo of children descending a path far above a valley

Walking Offa’s Dyke 50 years ago

23 February 2021 by Sian Evans

Sian Evans was eight years old when she and her family walked the 285km/177-mile length of the Offa’s Dyke Path a year after it opened. As the National Trail marks its 50th birthday, she and her family share some of the memories of this long-distance family adventure.

A large group of young adults outdoors, posing for a photo

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.

Women at sunrise by the sea

Savouring the glow

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.

Tree in snowy Dartmoor.

From Dubai to Dartmoor

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.

A woman in front of a river, sitting on a fence, smiling

Finding joy and wellbeing in the hills and on the beaches of Yorkshire: Walk in Winter

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.

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