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.
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
11 December 2020 by Oliver Wicks
Working at Ramblers Cymru is filled with opportunities to head out and explore new places. One option I’d not really considered in my walking life though was how the railway could also bring places to life across Wales.
03 August 2020 by Oliver Wicks
Ramblers Cymru Walking Spaces Officer Olie was at a bit of a loss when he realised he wasn't going to be able to travel to go walking , so during lockdown he decided to discover his 'milltir sgwar' (local area).
28 August 2019 by Danny Carden
While the 1949 Act didn’t include Scotland in much of its scope, it did introduce NNRs, and the first in the UK was opened at Beinn Eighe in Torridon.
19 August 2019 by Paula Renzel
We hear about Paula's challenges of overcoming the fear on her first solo long-distance hike, 5-6 days along the Snowdonia Slate Trail in North Wales.
26 April 2019 by Kate Ashbrook
Ahead of the Spirit of Kinder Rally in Castleton on Saturday 27 April, Ramblers Chair Kate Ashbrook discusses the legacy of the famous Peak District trespass that took place 87 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
24 February 2017 by Phil Pickin
With the hours of daylight lengthening and the weather turning just that little bit warmer, it can only mean one thing – spring is on its way.
22 July 2016 by Walking Class Hero
You’ll have probably have heard of the New York High Line. Walking Class Hero explores the walk and other urban, linear, high line parks in Paris, London and Manchester.
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.
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...
06 May 2015 by Walking Class Hero
A city’s environmental credentials are an important factor in assessing its status. Walking Class Hero takes a look at New York and Glasgow to see how accessible and user-friendly their walking routes are.
04 July 2014 by Walking Class Hero
"I am unwilling to leave the world a worse place than I found it". Walking Class Hero on why the Ramblers fights to protect the things we take for granted when we go for a walk.
02 June 2014 by Ed Wilson
It's Volunteers Week and we want to take a minute to stop and say thank you. Thank you for giving your time, skills and energy to the Ramblers and ensuring we can do what we do.
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.
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.
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?
15 January 2014 by Ed Wilson
The simple joys of "rambling busily, along the hedgerows, across the copses" as epitomised by Mole in Wind in the Willows, have only been made possible by the unique network of footpaths. Which is why some of the statistics quoted in the recent 'Paths in Crisis' report concern Ed.
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.
28 December 2013 by Natalie Bennett
A research project by Canal & River Trust volunteer, Chloe Trippier, into the marks left by people at Elton Reservoir, near Bury, revealed how the site played a role in the creation of public footpaths.
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.
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.
09 October 2013 by Sarah Gardner
By far the most special thing about Epping Forest is that it’s held in trust as a place for people to enjoy forever.
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.
15 May 2013 by Eugene Suggett
Ancient features like footpaths, and packhorse-trails, and driftways and halterways, and holloways and coffin-ways and pilgrim-ways are as much a part of our heritage as things on which we’d never now dream of setting a bulldozer such as stonehenges and castles.
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...