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’
25 August 2021 by Alison Hallas
The England Trees Action Plan sets out how the government intends to meet its target of planting 30,000 hectares of trees a year across the UK by 2025
23 August 2021 by Natalie Hoare
The Cotswold Way passed its 50th anniversary on Sunday 17 May 2020, at the height of the pandemic. Gloucestershire Ramblers are helping to organise postponed celebrations during September.
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.
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
04 March 2021 by Gemma Cantelo
Gemma Cantelo, Ramblers’ head of policy and advocacy, reflects on the Chancellor’s 2021 Budget statement – and whether it delivers for walking.
26 November 2020 by Phoebe Smith
Can’t tell your Grahams from your Donalds? Muddling your Munros and your Marilyns? If you’re perplexed by the excessive classifications of Britain’s peaks and hills then walk this way to become an instant expert…
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.
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.
16 November 2020 by Matt Strong
Pavement parking is a major barrier to walking in residential areas, it's time to ban it.
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.
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.
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.
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
14 April 2020 by Nicky Teegan
Join us for the Ramblers Great Walking Quiz on Friday 24 of April at 5.30pm
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.
16 May 2019 by Kate Ashbrook
General Council is a pivotal moment in the Ramblers’ year. We must answer those big questions: how do we become more relevant to all Britain’s walkers, increase membership, fill our volunteer vacancies? General Council is the time to debate them.
22 February 2019 by David Pitt
Last year was the 80th anniversary of the Pennine Journey – a lesser known route devised by Alfred Wainwright and subsequently turned into an official 247-mile circular route from Settle in North Yorkshire thanks to the efforts of two passionate long-distance walkers.
22 February 2019 by Lucy Saunders
As we seek nominations for our annual walkable neighbourhood awards, we asked the transport specialist behind the Mayor of London’s Healthy Streets transport strategy to share her 10 indicators of healthy streets.
01 February 2019 by Stephen Russell
Outside of the EU, the UK will no longer be part of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), meaning a domestic alternative needs to be in place by 29 March. But what does this have to do with public access?
04 June 2018 by Guest blogger
As we launch new research into walking in parks and green spaces, Jane Wilcock, Ramblers member and Chair of Longsight Park Friends Group, Bolton, writes about the way in which they've made Longsight Park more accessible for everyone.
24 May 2018 by Guest blogger
It's National Walking Month and the experts at Cotswold Outdoor share their top recommendations for urban strolls.
16 May 2018 by Guest blogger
Ramblers group Chiltern Weekend Walkers take part in the Great British Spring Clean. Peter Dobson writes about the experience.
30 April 2018 by Guest blogger
Judith Taylor, Northumbria area volunteer, on the re-opening of the Tyne & Wear Heritage Way.
20 March 2018 by Kate Ashbrook
Kate Ashbrook reflects on Jerry Pearlman - an honorary solicitor for the Ramblers for more than 30 years, taking on countless path battles and campaigneing for freedom to roam on open country.
06 March 2018 by Kate Conto
Parks in towns and cities are the way that most of us engage with and benefit from contact with the natural environment. It is therefore vital that the Government’s 25 year plan to improve the environment must include ambitions for urban settings.
25 February 2018 by Ian McMillan
Poet and broadcaster, Ian McMillan, muses on urban walking in his poem written for our Paving the Way campaign.
25 February 2018 by Jack Cornish
Jack Cornish, Ramblers Don’t Lose Your Way Project Manager, writes about how he’s paved his own way across London.
06 February 2018 by Alison Hallas
Following the launch of the Government's long-awaited 25 Year Environment Plan, our policy officer, Alison Hallas, looks at what the plan actually offers to those of us who love walking.
18 January 2018 by Guest blogger
Alan Marlow, the Ramblers Hampshire area footpath and access officer, shares his views on why open access is important.
16 November 2017 by Guest blogger
Local Organiser Anne Collis joins North Hampshire Downs Ramblers on her first walk as they step out to raise money for Children in Need.
25 October 2017 by Kate Conto
Think about the places you walk everyday – to work, to shops or to the park. At some point, most of us will have been put off walking because of the design of the built environment. So how can we persuade more people to walk for short journeys?
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.
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.
18 May 2017 by Simon Barnett
What makes us take on crazy challenges? I'm about to climb 214 fells in a fortnight or so - what's your personal Everest?
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.
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...
12 May 2015 by Phil Pickin
Wildlife expert Phil Pickin urges us all to take note of the wildlife that’s right under our feet.
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.
08 September 2014 by Sheila Spence
Sheila Spence goes autumn foraging and shares her recipe for wood cauliflower pieces.
15 August 2014 by Walking Class Hero
What does a Saxon chief called Snot, Gotham City and Dolly Parton have in common? Another walk with resident blogger Walking Class Hero of course. This month, the urban delights of Nottingham.
24 June 2014 by Anastasia French
Anastasia joins volunteers in Essex to learn how they decide which path diversion applications to accept and which to oppose, and to see how they negotiate with landowners and council officers.
23 May 2014 by Walking Class Hero
For Get Walking Week, our very own award-winning Walking Class Hero joined "Between Hello and Goodbye: The Secret World of Sarah Records" themed walks around Bristol.
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".
24 April 2014 by Walking Class Hero
Walking Class Hero explores Kings Cross and discovers how old and new sit alongside one another with tales of the Iceni, Harry Potter, the Beatles and the cross itself.
14 April 2014 by Helen Todd
Helen Todd takes a trip to Copenhagen to talk walking (and cycling) with the European Ramblers' Association.
25 March 2014 by Walking Class Hero
Walking Class Hero visits the prehistoric Salisbury Plains and learns how the MoD is doing its level best to improve access to the magical and mythical terrain, via Project Ubique.
20 March 2014 by Ed Wilson
Historic paths are like a living museum, but their stories keep growing and changing as more feet pass over them. Ed ponder the importance of historic paths and the the footpath that links the real Larkrise to Candleford, in Oxfordshire.
17 March 2014 by Eugene Suggett
Hundreds of articles, bringing fascinating insights to aspects of footpath law, have landed on this blogger’s desk since 1990. Contributors have included lawyers, historians, representatives of the farming and landowning interests and local authority staff.
14 March 2014 by Andrew Milward
Andrew helps to celebrate Walking for Health's ten year anniversary events and learns how walking can make a difference to a staggeringly diverse range of health conditions.
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.
13 January 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 fifth installment she is walking through the 100 Aker Wood.
02 January 2014 by Sarah Gardner
“This is Kent, but not the garden of England. This is a walk through the edgelands, where everything is in a state of flux … where human endeavours, great and marginal, crop up quickly, flourish and decay, leaving only remains.” Sarah takes a walk on the wild side.
21 December 2013 by Sarah Gardner
As a child of the summer, Sarah always dreaded the long winter months. And then she discovered the magic of winter walking.
06 December 2013 by Sarah Gardner
"It had been a while since I'd done a solo hike. I love walking with friends and with organised groups, but nothing beats setting off down the open road with just a rucksack for company..." Sarah reviews a route full of autumnal charm in Sussex.