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.
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.
25 May 2021 by Daniel Start
Where can you legally go wild swimming? How do you find the best spots? And how can I avoid getting into trouble? Follow our expert’s advice to find out. By Daniel Start
23 February 2021 by Dr Nick Summerton
The decades-old Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku is becoming increasingly popular in the western world for good reason. Spending more times in nature – especially among trees – can work wonders on our physical and mental health.
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.
03 April 2020 by Dr Nick Summerton
Dr Nick Summerton is a GP in Yorkshire, public health physician and a Ramblers member. He is Walk magazine’s medical expert, and is making the most of walking daily close to home.
27 March 2020 by Nicky Teegan
Keen walker and Ramblers membership officer, Nicky gives tips on how to keep active at home.
26 March 2020 by Jade Deeley
On day 11 of self-isolation as a family with two children under four, Jade, senior fundraiser at the Ramblers talks about her experience of staying active in the home with kids and why it is so important to keep moving for our mental and physical health during this challenging time.
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.
18 July 2019 by Pam Byrd
The Deepings received a special recognition in our Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood Awards 2019. Pam Byrd, of the Deepings Neighbourhood planning team, talks about her neighbourhood, receiving the award and gives her advice for those looking to nominate their neighbourhood next year!
17 July 2019 by Robyn Stephens
On Tuesday 9 July Robert Courts MP led a debate on Government’s support for active travel and local walking and cycling infrastructure plans.
26 June 2019 by Gemma Cantelo
Today, thousands of people will line the streets of Westminster as part of The Time Is Now, a mass lobby for climate, nature and people. Why is the Ramblers is taking part?
17 May 2019 by Jess Borham
Some of my earliest memories are of me and my brother and sister, my dad and my dog walking for what felt like hours on end along the canals of Birmingham on a hot summer’s day.
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.
23 November 2018 by Jake Tyler
"Walking and nature had done so much for my mental health, I knew I needed to do more. I thought if I did a big walk, it might inspire others to recognise the positive effects of exercise and the open air."
23 November 2018 by Phil Pickin
GP surgeries in Shetland are prescribing nature-based activities for patients with conditions ranging from high blood pressure to depression. But we don’t need a doctor’s prescription to start enjoying the wellbeing benefits of nature, says Phil Pickin.
22 November 2018 by Elyssa Campbell-Barr
As the government publishes its first national strategy on loneliness, at the Ramblers we’re spreading the word about how walking can help people overcome social isolation and improve their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing.
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.
25 May 2018 by Phil Pickin
For those of us who enjoy the countryside, it will come as no surprise that increasing numbers of people have acknowledged a direct link between access to nature and good mental health.
12 March 2018 by Robyn Stephens
Our Policy & Advocacy Support Officer Robyn Stephens takes a look at what implications there are for the nation's health and wellbeing from the 25 Year Plan for the environment.
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.
22 September 2017 by Charlotte Pike
Food blogger Charlotte Pike shares two warming autumn recipes. Why not make these hearty sausage rolls or this comforting cottage pie at home?
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.
10 July 2017 by Charlotte Pike
Food blogger Charlotte Pike shares fresh and summery recipes. Why not try a summer vegetable frittata or lemon and raspberry loaf cake at home?
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?
08 May 2017 by Simon Barnett
Simon - who is attempting to climb all 214 Wainwrights in 15 days - runs through how the Wainwrights got their name and some of the record attempts in the Lakes.
26 April 2017 by Simon Barnett
This spring, I’m going to attempt to climb all the 214 Wainwright fells in one continuous route - as a holiday.
08 March 2017 by Kate Conto
In announcing the Spring Budget today, the Chancellor asked whether the next generation will be able to get on the housing ladder and declared that it is the Government’s job to make sure that they do.
01 January 2017 by Walking Class Hero
The best way to satisfy ‘the urge to affiliate with other forms of life’ is to go for a good walk.
23 November 2016 by Tom Fewins
Standing at the despatch box in the House of Commons this lunchtime to deliver his Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond had little to splurge with as economic growth slows, inflation starts to bite, and forecasts warn of a bumpy ride ahead.
25 August 2016 by Charlotte Pike
Warming and sustaining recipes from Award-winning food writer Charlotte Pike.
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.
26 August 2015 by Charlotte Pike
Food writer Charlotte Pike is celebrating the launch of her new book, Fermented, so she’s sharing her recipe for roasted vegetables with miso sauce with walk readers. It’s the perfect seasonal warmer after a good day’s walking…
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...
01 May 2015 by Helen Todd
Ramblers Scotland believes there is a growing public recognition of the need for one change which no political party is putting centre stage – the dangers of our sedentary lifestyles.
23 March 2015 by Guest blogger
We all know physical activity is good for our health – and that as a society, we don’t do enough of it.
09 January 2015 by Helen Todd
Helen Todd tells us why we should all sit less and walk more in our every day lives
20 October 2014 by Eugene Suggett
14% of children aged two to 15 are obese. Eugene considers how walking to school would undoubtedly tackle this. But first, he says, we need to ensure that drivers understand the right to walk on roads when no pavement is available.
04 September 2014 by Eugene Suggett
As Living Streets campaign for more time for people to cross busy roads, Eugene explains why government needs to put the pedestrian at the top of the chain.
20 August 2014 by Anastasia French
When Ana injured her knee, she discovered how vital walking was to her physical and mental wellbeing. It wasn't just rambles that were out of the question, but socialising, her independence and her freedom. These are her top 5 reasons why walking is wonderful.
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.
18 April 2014 by Julie Dexter
Julie Dexter on her first time volunteering as a blind guide with the Capital Walkers and the London Blind Rambling Club. Walking with the inspirational and poetic Mafoud, she explores the Lee Navigation.
14 April 2014 by Helen Todd
Helen Todd takes a trip to Copenhagen to talk walking (and cycling) with the European Ramblers' Association.
11 December 2013 by Walking Class Hero
Walking Class Hero on Nietzsche, Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie and why walking really does work.
28 October 2013 by The Long Walker
The Long Walker on why walking in autumn can help shake off the melancholy blues.
07 October 2013 by Michelle Roberts
It’s wonderful to see Walking for Health release 'Walking Works', a comprehensive summary of evidence for physical activity, specifically walking. This report makes the facts very clear; staying still kills and walking works.
21 May 2013 by Walking Class Hero
It’s possibly the 2 bank holidays. Or it could be the 5 o’clock sunrises and the 9 o’clock sunsets that promise long, lazy walking days. Or maybe it’s because the month starts in spring and ends in summer. Whatever the reason, I reckon; all in all, May is my favourite walking month.