Blogs archive

Private sign in Navestock

Diversion tactics

24 June 2014 by Anastasia French

Anastasia joins volunteers in Essex to learn how they decide which path diversion applications to accept and which to oppose, and to see how they negotiate with landowners and council officers.

Glenfinnan viaduct

A scene so stern as that dread lake

12 June 2014 by Eugene Suggett

Eugene undertakes a Scottish adventure, walking the 8 miles from Elgol to the remote and dramatic Loch Coruisk "with its dark ledge of barren stone".

Ben Bheoil

Time for an adventure!

10 June 2014 by Helen Todd

To go into the outdoors is to challenge yourself and leave behind the trappings of your comfortable, daily routine. Helen's latest blog is on how to enjoy planned adventures and survuve unintended ones!

Ramblers volunteers

What should volunteering look like?

04 June 2014 by Ed Wilson

Volunteers are the bedrock of the Ramblers - without our volunteers we wouldn't exist to keep paths open and people walking. So it's essential that we offer the best support to them and so we're asking, if you were starting as a volunteer what would you most need?

Path maintenance volunteers

It's time to say thank you

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.

Christopher Somerville

Christopher Somerville's A-Z of walking: V

29 May 2014 by Christopher Somerville

V is for vixen, specifically the very beautiful animal who came at me out of a moonlit cornfield.

Wasp

Ouch!

28 May 2014 by Phil Pickin

Although the summer weather encourages wildlife to get evermore active, some of these active members of the natural world are less welcome than others.

Black Guillemot

Seaside visitors

27 May 2014 by Paul Stancliffe

From rare gulls to speeding Peregrines, Walk's resident birdwatcher takes a tour around the entire UK coastline – revealing what birds to look for this summer, and where best to spot them.

Wild Garlic

Fresh growth

26 May 2014 by Sheila Spence

Early summer provides a wealth of young leaves and fungi, in particular the easily recognised Giant Puffball, golden Apricot smelling Girolles and bright yellow Chicken of the Woods to name but a few.

Walking Class Hero at the Sarah Records themed walks in Bristol

Maritime city

23 May 2014 by Walking Class Hero

For Get Walking Week, our very own award-winning Walking Class Hero joined "Between Hello and Goodbye: The Secret World of Sarah Records" themed walks around Bristol.