Blogs

The Deepings walking neighbourhood

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!

Westminster Hall debate on active travel

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.

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The Time Is Now

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?

Greening the urban landscape - the path to clean air

20 June 2019 by Alison Hallas

There are many benefits to urban walking. As well as the mental and physical health benefits of being out on foot and getting some exercise on your way to the shops or office, good walking neighbourhoods mean cleaner air and safer streets, due to fewer cars on roads and greener surroundings.

Two foxes, at night on a pavement beside cars

Urban wildlife

28 May 2019 by Phil Pickin

Many wildlife species have successfully adapted and learned to live alongside us in the hidden corners of our towns and cities. Phil Pickin examines the creatures most frequently found living in our midst

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Spring wildlife along the waterways

22 February 2019 by Phil Pickin

How important are our waterways for wildlife? And what species can typically be spotted along the way at this time of year?

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Ten steps to walkable neighbourhoods

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.

Everyday journeys - A commuter in the city

22 February 2019 by Guest blogger

"On any given day I’ll probably do around five journeys on foot, and possibly even more at the weekend..."

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Paving the way to accessible local parks

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.

Nottingham canal walk

Find an urban stroll for National Walking Month

24 May 2018 by Guest blogger

It's National Walking Month and the experts at Cotswold Outdoor share their top recommendations for urban strolls.