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Ramblers Cymru chair reflects on first 12 months

22 February 2022 by Brân Devey

As I reflect on my first 12 months as Chair of Ramblers Cymru there are one or two key moments that had a profound effect on me.

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Connecting Communities by Public Transport: A day in the life of Ramblers Cymru’s South West Wales Regional Officer

16 February 2022 by Brân Devey

Public transport plays an important role in connecting communities across Wales. At the end of last year, Ramblers Cymru’s Regional Officer for South West Wales, Zoe, visited the town of Llanybydder, one of 18 communities selected to take part in their ‘Paths to Wellbeing’ project.

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Take the Lead - Dog Walking Competition

01 February 2022 by Brân Devey

To encourage more dog walkers to get involved with our work, Ramblers Cymru is exploring ways in which we can improve access whilst promoting how to head out responsibly with your four-legged friend. We're also running a social media competition where you can be in with a chance of winning some Ramblers Cymru goodies!

Ten standout milestones we achieved together this year

14 December 2021 by Olly Hicks-Pattison

We’ve worked harder than ever this year, with thousands of volunteers, members, supporters and campaigners to protect the places we walk across England, Scotland and Wales. So let’s look back and celebrate some of our amazing achievements.

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Running Over All Of Wales’ Nuttalls

03 December 2021 by William Renwick

Will Renwick, President of Ramblers Cymru, reflects on his epic attempt to climb all of Wales’ mountains over 2000ft in one continuous, self-supported journey

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Feather-weight adventures on foot

23 November 2021 by James Forrest

Fast-hiker James Forrest recently set a solo, self-supported Three Peaks Challenge record. Here, he reveals how he planned and prepared for his 500-mile adventure and kept his pack under 5kgs.

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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

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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.

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Getting to know some of Wales's lesser known walking destinations by train

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.

Hill-bagging: Know your lists

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…

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