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.
30 November 2018 by Alison Hallas
Alison Hallas, Ramblers policy officer, looks back at the history of our involvement with National Parks, and our current work supporting a new review into the future of protected landscapes
08 November 2018 by Jamie Marshall
The woods are probably my favourite place to go walking. And autumn is definitely my favourite time of year to head out amongst the trees; crisp leaves rustle, twigs crack and the waning sun paints amazing patterns on the woodland floor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 November 2014 by Phil Pickin
One of the most impressive times of the year, regular blogger, Phil Pickin explains why autumn is active, interesting, and seriously colourful
16 September 2014 by Benedict Southworth
80 years ago, people wanting to escape the city and climb mountains, or explore wild moorland risked threats, harassment, and even arrest. Now, all open country (mountains, moor, heath, down and common land) in England and Wales is open for us to roam freely. In Scotland, you can walk (and camp) almost anywhere.
10 September 2014 by Helen Todd
With the referendum on Scottish independence imminent, we re-post an original blog from Ramblers Scotland campaigner Helen on the impacts a yes vote could have on walkers.
08 September 2014 by Sheila Spence
Sheila Spence goes autumn foraging and shares her recipe for wood cauliflower pieces.
27 June 2014 by Ruth Somerville
With 1,200 species of butterflies and moths and some of the UK’s oldest woodland, the West Midlands’ Wyre Forest is a boon for walkers and naturalists alike. Yet for a long time, the Forest’s westernmost boundary in South Shropshire was inaccessible to walkers. Until Susan Sharp came along.
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".
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?
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".
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.
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.
28 October 2013 by The Long Walker
The Long Walker on why walking in autumn can help shake off the melancholy blues.
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.
12 August 2012 by Sarah Gardner
The North Downs Way is a good place to unwind; 153 miles of the most diverse walking habitats, included the Kent and Surrey Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). They boast swathes of chalk grassland that support wildflower, herbs and mosses and rare butterfly, such as the Adonis Blue and the Chalk-hill Blue.