Give our volunteers your vote

Trafford Ramblers path maintenance team

The Trafford Ramblers path maintenance team who are in the running for the Protecting Where We Walk Award

We received over 50 nominations for Ramblers volunteers, groups and areas whose achievements you thought deserved celebrating at our President’s Volunteer Awards. The shortlist has now been unveiled and you can vote to decide the winners.

Over the last six weeks you’ve been putting forward volunteers who are working hard across the country, keep paths clear and well sign-posted, leading inspiring walks and on new initiatives, promoting the Ramblers and the benefits of walking and much more.

Our President Kate Ashbrook had the difficult task of shortlisting three nominees in each of our six awards categories and these are the finalists:

Protecting Where We Walk Award

  • Trafford Ramblers path maintenance team
  • Oxfordshire Ramblers
  • Swansea Ramblers

Leading Walks Award

  • Wigan Active Living - Walking for Health scheme
  • Dalgety Bay Ramblers (Ben Douglas)
  • Jill Lawrence

Running the Ramblers Award

  • Chris Vaughan
  • Barry Pottle
  • Aled Jones

Best Individual Achievement Award

  • Derek Clutterbuck
  • Peter Sanders
  • Graham Elvey

Promoting Walking Award

  • Oxon Weekend Walkers
  • Inner London Ramblers
  • Tiger Bay Ramblers

Best Team Achievement Award

  • Shrewsbury Ramblers
  • Ynys Mon Ramblers
  • Aylesbury & District Ramblers

You can read profiles of all those shortlisted for awards and cast your vote online for who you think most deserves to win. Voting closes on Friday 21 March and the winners will be announced at a ceremony during our General Council in Liverpool on 29 March.

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated!

Martin Hughes

You have to click on 'Protecting Where We Walk Award' to find out about the individual contestants, but unfortunately this is not made the voter. So I think there's a risk that voters will vote a project local to them, rather than weigh up the merits of the three contestants for each aware.

Emma Bovill, Web Editor

Thanks for your feedback Martin. We felt we couldn't include all the testimonials for the shortlisted nominees on one page (either within the news story above or on the awards landing page) due to the amount of content involved but take on board there's an extra step involved to read the testimonials so will factor this in when we plan the voting for next year.