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Ramblers website

One year on from the launch of our new website, Web Editor Emma Bovill gives her top ten picks from ramblers.org.uk.

“The Ramblers website has gone from strength to strength in the last year with new functionality and expanded content,” says Emma. “Our visitors have been fantastic, offering feedback and ideas to help us continually improve the site, and there are even more exciting developments to come in 2014.”

Blogs

Our blogs section is thriving with new authors coming on board all the time to share their views on the world of walking. There’s also a handy tag cloud so you can easily find blog posts on topics that interest you.

Walk magazine online

Walk magazine now has its online home on the main Ramblers website. You’ll find inspiring features, the latest walking gear and book reviews, enticing competitions and audio and page-turner versions of the magazine.

Ramblers Routes

We now have over 1500 downloadable walking routes in our online library and it’s growing all the time. It’s really easy to search by keyword, location or category and you can bookmark routes so you can come back and look at them later.

Advice

We’ve got stacks of advice on all kinds of walking topics from how to get going and why walking is good for your health to where you can walk in Britain and tips on reading maps and navigation. There’s also advice on walking gear and safety issues.

The expert view

One of the newer areas of the website, ‘The expert view’ is where to come for detailed advice on specific walking queries including walking holidays, gear and health. We’ve also got a whole area dedicated to rights of way and access issues.

Volunteer successes

The amazing work our volunteers do deserves shouting about, and that’s exactly what we do in our volunteer success stories. Find out what our volunteers get up to and be inspired to become a Ramblers volunteer.

Twitter feed

You’ll find our latest tweets on the homepage and microsites homepages, our Walk magazine landing page and on our news, events and blogs pages. If you’re not on Twitter they’re a great way to keep up to date with what we’re saying about walking.

Group walks

Our Group Walks Finder continues to be one of the most popular services we offer online with thousands of walks to choose from across Britain. And it’s about to get even better – watch this space in 2014 for more news.

Online campaigning

Showing your support on important walking issues has never been easier with opportunities to get involved online by signing petitions, emailing decision-makers or making a donation in support of our campaigning work.

Supporter sections

Our Members area and Volunteer Zone are designed with our supporters in mind with specially chosen content including tailored news and events feeds. Highlights include exclusive member offers and information-packed volunteer toolkits.