General news archive

#NatureForEveryone - Our new campaign to influence 'Levelling Up' reforms launches

21 February 2022

The Ramblers has today (21st Feb) joined over 60 organisations, including experts in nature, public health, access and equality, to launch a new ‘nature for everyone’ campaign. We’re calling for access to nature to be a key part of the UK Government’s ‘Levelling Up’ reforms.

Don't Lose Your Way deadline set to be abolished

16 February 2022

The UK government has today (16th Feb) announced that the 2026 deadline to register historic paths is to be abolished in England.

New research highlights need for Ramblers’ work to open the way for all walkers

28 January 2022

Our love of walking in the great outdoors has grown during the pandemic and isn’t stopping. 92% of UK adults agree it’s a popular, ‘on trend’ hobby, new research conducted for the Ramblers has revealed.

Walkers prioritised in new Highway Code

28 January 2022

The Highway Code has been updated to put walkers at the top of a hierarchy of road users, giving drivers and cyclists more responsibility to reduce the danger they may pose.

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Opening the way – the Ramblers unveils new identity

19 January 2022

The Ramblers today reveals a new identity, designed to reflect our vibrant and growing Ramblers community, and our work to ensure everyone can enjoy the simple pleasures of walking.

Government responds to the protected landscapes review

17 January 2022

On Saturday (15 January 2022), the UK government published its long-awaited response to the Landscapes Review, Julian Glover’s independent review of protected landscapes in England.

One step closer to completing the England Coast Path

12 January 2022

We’re one step closer to the walking the coastline of England, as the latest stretch of the England Coast Path opens in North Kent today.

A group of people crossing a wintery field

Ramblers Cymru capturing the hearts of local communities through walking

14 December 2021

Ramblers Cymru’s community led Paths to Wellbeing £1.2m funded project is seeking to transform walking and nature across 18 areas, by helping people to develop their path network and improve their local green spaces.

Group of young adults walking across a field

Brits look to winter walking to boost health and wellbeing

06 December 2021

New statistics revealed today by the Ramblers show the value we are placing on getting fresh air and enjoying being out in nature through walking this winter.

Public access is a public good…isn’t it?

02 December 2021

The government has announced further details on what is to be included in its new farm payments schemes, as part of once in a generation reforms to the agricultural sector. However, this latest announcement failed to live up to previous commitments that funding will be available to farmers for improved access to the countryside.

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