General news archive

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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.

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.

Grass field

A step in the right direction for public access in Agriculture Bill

12 September 2018

We have welcomed the inclusion today (12th September) of support for public access as part of the new Agriculture Bill something we have been calling for in our Your Path Awaits Campaign.

Ramblers welcome Drumlean appeal result

27 March 2018

Ramblers Scotland welcomes the news that Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority has won a landmark legal appeal against the Drumlean Estate, which will ensure walkers and others can exercise responsible access within the estate which sits between Loch Ard and Ben Venue.

Walkers on a path

Path guide for town and community councils

22 September 2015

Ramblers Cymru has updated and re-issued “Paths for people: a guide to public paths for members of town and community councils”. Download a copy in English or Welsh.

Walkers in South Wales

Book now for Young Rambler Weekend Away – May 2016

18 September 2015

Tiger Bay Ramblers are inviting younger Ramblers from across Britain to join them for a weekend of walking and talking in Cardiff on 13th – 15th May 2016. Book with a £30 deposit by 30th October to secure your place!

Walkers sharing a flask

Views sought on outdoor recreation in Wales

03 August 2015

The Welsh Government has published the long awaited Green paper on improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation. Ramblers Cymru will be taking a keen interest in the debates this will generate, and will be developing a strong response that stresses the importance of protecting our path network while building the vibrant walking culture we want to see in Wales.

Scottish walkers asked to help shape the future of walking

18 December 2014

From dog-walkers or people who commute to work on foot, to regular Munro-baggers and hardy hikers, Ramblers Scotland is calling on all regular walkers to have their say about the great outdoors and help shape a new 10-year vision for walking in Scotland.

Scottish Gathering 2010

Scottish Gathering 2016

17 December 2014

Scottish Gathering to be postponed till 2016 in order to refresh the format

Mike Slater accepts the Campaigner Award

Presidents volunteer Awards 2015

16 December 2014

Recognise a volunteer or team of volunteers who have done something special. The President's Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the successes of our volunteers. Anyone is able to nominate somebody for an award.

Coast path

Government commits £5.3 million to coast path

04 December 2014

Today we’re celebrating the Government’s announcement that more than £5.3 million has been committed to ensure the England Coast Path will be completed and open for all to enjoy by 2020, ten years earlier than was originally planned.

George Osborne

Our response to the Autumn Statement

03 December 2014

It may come as no surprise that both coalition parties are seeking to sweeten the years of belt-tightening austerity but the extra investment in infrastructure and health has particularly attracted our attention.

Walk a mile a day

Walking a mile a day could beat cancer

29 August 2014

Patients diagnosed with two of the most common cancers (breast and prostate) could reduce their risk of dying by walking just one mile a day, according to new calculations by Walking for Health, run by Macmillan Cancer Support and the Ramblers.

Mark Drakeford and Melanie Jones

Lets Walk Cymru Launches New Website

11 August 2014

The Minister for Health and Social Services supported the launch of the new Lets Walk Cymru website making it easier for people in Wales to start walking towards a healthy future.

view of the Eisteddfod

Join us at the National Eisteddfod

01 August 2014

We are inviting visitors to the Eisteddfod to join us for a walk and discover there’s something for everyone with the Ramblers. Come and find out more about all the ways you can get involved.

Coastal access

England Coast Path coming soon to Somerset

18 July 2014

Government announces work is to start on the implementation of the England Coast Path from Brean Down to Minehead in Somerset.

Braes of Doune

A wind farm on Rannoch Moor?

16 July 2014

Ramblers Scotland has objected to a proposal to construct a 24-turbine wind farm at Talladh-a-Bheithe on Rannoch Moor, between Loch Rannoch and Loch Ericht. The turbines, at 125m in height to the blade tip, would be visible from such iconic mountains as Ben Alder and Schiehallion.

Isle of Wight beach huts

Isle of Wight seaside path is coming!

10 July 2014

Bring out the ice-creams because today we’re celebrating the government’s announcement to create a path along the entire Isle of Wight coastline.

Get Outdoors Weekend

Get active, get outdoors, have fun!

08 July 2014

Ramblers Scotland is calling on everyone in Scotland to follow the inspiration of the Commonwealth Games and make a pledge to get outdoors and get active on the weekend of 9-10 August.

Walking in the South Pennines

The Ramblers respond to Infrastructure Bill

01 July 2014

The Infrastructure Bill had its second reading in the House of Lords on 18 June. Ahead of the reading we briefed seventy peers on our response to the proposals.

John Muir Way signage

New national walking and cycling network announced

23 June 2014

For the first time, Scotland now has a high level commitment to develop a national walking and cycling network within the National Planning Framework which was published yesterday. When fully developed, this network of long distance routes will enable people to exploit the opportunities on their doorsteps for walking and cycling, both for leisure purposes and for everyday trips.

Countryside path

Farmers must maintain rights of way to receive European subsidies

19 June 2014

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has reiterated that English farmers must maintain public rights of way or face losing EU subsidies.

Ramblers talk “Reconomics” in Westminster

13 June 2014

We joined other outdoor organisations in Westminster to launch a new report which shows the popularity of outdoor activities and the benefits it brings for the UK economy.

Ben A'an

Path closures at Ben A'an

13 June 2014

Walkers' advice that the Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is preparing for an essential improvement programme on Ben A’an in the Trossachs.

Jonathan Djanogly MP joins Ramblers walk through Ouse Estuary Nature Reserve

Jonathan Djanogly MP joins Ramblers walk

09 June 2014

On 3 May, Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly joined local Ramblers for a walk through Ouse Estuary Nature Reserve.

Greg Barker MP walks with Battle Ramblers

Ramblers take a walk with Climate Change and Energy Minister

06 June 2014

In the run up to the 2015 General Election we’ve been encouraging our local groups to go for a walk with their MP.

Path maintenance volunteers

Help us protect, expand and enjoy the places we walk

05 June 2014

Our work to protect the places we walk and encourage people to get out walking for both health and leisure wouldn’t be possible without the help of our thousands of dedicated volunteers.

Path Team Volunteers installing kissing gate

Ramblers volunteers contributed £1million to clear the way for walkers

04 June 2014

New figures have revealed our volunteers contributed the equivalent of almost £1million last year through their time and efforts helping to improve the countryside and paths we walk along.

Walking in woodland

The Queen's Speech: what it means for walkers

04 June 2014

With today’s State Opening of Parliament the coalition government has published legislation it intends to pass into law before next year’s General Election. Here's our take on the Queen's Speech.

Wales Pedometer Challenge

Wales Steps Up

30 April 2014

This spring, Wales is a nation on it’s feet, looking to get healthier. The Big Welsh Walk is around the corner and results from the Wales Pedometer Challenge so far are showing that we’re a country prepared to take a step in the right direction.

Kinder Scout walkers

Anniversary of Kinder Scout Trespass celebrated in Sheffield

30 April 2014

The second annual Spirit of Kinder Day took place in Sheffield on Saturday, marking the 82nd anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in what is now the Peak District. The trespass took place at a time when much of the countryside was out of bounds to the public and was a pivotal event in the access movement which led to the creation of National Trails and National Parks.

Public Health Minister Jane Ellison with Ramblers staff

Ramblers head to parliament to build a walking Britain

30 April 2014

Yesterday we hosted a reception at parliament to talk to politicians about how they can help us build a walking Britain.

Walking for Health group in Grimsby

Make a change for Get Walking Week

25 April 2014

Our short walks festival, Get Walking Week from 3 May - 10 May, is the perfect opportunity to get out more on foot.

Cattle

Explore the countryside with care this Easter

17 April 2014

Easter is an ideal time to head out walking and we've joined up with the NFU to remind people how to stay safe when enjoying the countryside this spring.

Bluebells

Easter on foot

14 April 2014

We’ve put together some ideas for a walking-packed Easter break, from joining an outing with one of our local groups to organising your own adventures with family and friends.

Ordnance Survey Snowdonia Maps

Almost 5,000 maps handed in as Ordnance Survey trades old for new

07 April 2014

An Ordnance Survey scheme encouraging people to trade in old maps for new has been hugely successful, with almost 4,500 maps, some nearly a century old, returned so far. The offer runs until the end of April.

General Council 2014 watching video

General Council in pictures

31 March 2014

We've put together a photo gallery from General Council, our annual conference, to give you a feel for this year's event.

David Rutley MP at General Council

Talking walking at General Council

31 March 2014

Our annual conference, held in Liverpool at the weekend, was an opportunity to celebrate successes, debate walking and outdoor issues and hear from special guests as well as enjoy the walking opportunities on offer around the city.

Chichester Canal

Seven routes to enjoy this spring

21 March 2014

We’ve picked seven stunning walking routes for you to enjoy this spring and with Mother’s Day and Easter just around the corner there are plenty of good excuses to go exploring on foot with family and friends.

Walking route

Come for a walk, George

20 March 2014

Chancellor George Osborne yesterday unveiled the Government’s budget for the next year. We were keeping a lookout for what was in it for walkers.

Gift Your Gear

Give your unwanted outdoor gear a great new home

19 March 2014

Gift Your Gear is a nationwide initiative which provides young people across the UK with outdoor clothing and equipment so they can explore the great outdoors. If you’ve got gear you no longer need Gift Your Gear can give it a great new home.

Aylesbury & District Ramblers

One week left to vote for our volunteers

14 March 2014

Time is running out to have your say in this year’s President’s Volunteer Awards which recognise the achievements of our volunteers in the last year. Make sure you vote for your favourite nominees in the six awards categories before voting closes on Friday 21 March.

Get Walking Week: Brightlingsea walk

Take to your feet during Get Walking Week

13 March 2014

Our short walks festival runs from 3-10 May and there are lots of ways to get involved whether it’s joining one of our local walks, organising your own outing with friends and family or making a simple change to include more walking in your daily routine.

General Council 2013: Delegates with the Impact Report

Walkers gather to debate outdoor issues

28 February 2014

Hundreds of walkers will be coming together to discuss issues affecting our use and enjoyment of the outdoors at our annual conference in Liverpool from 29-30 March and we’re starting the conversation now so you can get involved.

Walk magazine spring 2014 edition

Step into spring with Walk magazine

27 February 2014

Walk magazine Editor Dominic Bates reveals his top picks from the latest issue of our magazine from hostel hikes in England and Wales to the John Muir Way.

Trafford Ramblers path maintenance team

Give our volunteers your vote

24 February 2014

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.

Butterfly on plant

More natural wonders opened up for walkers

21 February 2014

Another 13 National Nature Reserves in England have been permanently opened up to walkers as part of an on-going programme to give people access to some of the country’s most inspiring landscapes.

Walking with a dog

How does your dog behave in the countryside?

20 February 2014

The Farmer’s Guardian and National Sheep Association are inviting dog owners to complete a short online survey about how your dog behaves when out in the countryside. The survey looks at topics such as letting dogs off leads and how dogs behave near livestock.

Cirencester Ramblers 40th anniversary walk

Cirencester Ramblers mark 40th anniversary with a year of celebrations

13 February 2014

The Cirencester Ramblers are celebrating 40 years out on the trail throughout 2014 with a series of social events and special walks tracing the routes of original outings made during the group’s inaugural year.

Flooded path

Flooding: Advice for walkers

11 February 2014

Following the recent flooding and severe weather we've put together some safety advice for walkers. We'd also like to know how you've been affected out walking.

Mike Slater accepts the Campaigner Award

Volunteer awards: Still time to make your nomination

10 February 2014

If you know of a Ramblers volunteer, group or area whose achievements deserve celebrating you can help give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for our volunteer awards by 16 February.

Muddy boot

How to look after your walking boots

06 February 2014

Cotswold Outdoor share their tips for keeping your walking boots in top condition, from how to remove mud and re-proofing to the best way to dry your boots. Read their step by step guide or watch a video.

Walking for Health in Reigate

Turning the tide of inactivity

31 January 2014

A new report launched today by ukactive reveals the staggering levels of physical inactivity in England and urges the Government to do more to deal with this growing problem.

Walk in the woods

Walking your way to health and happiness

30 January 2014

New research shows that a positive approach to life can improve your walking speed and contribute to healthy ageing.

Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

Do more outdoors

27 January 2014

Find out what’s going on at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show from 13-16 February and what we’ll be up to during it!

Orion and the night sky

Join the hunt for Orion under dark winter skies

23 January 2014

Visitors to the Peak District National Park are being encouraged to help identify 'dark sky sites' - places where there is minimal light pollution and stars are clearly visible - by searching out the constellation of Orion this winter. By recording the quality and location of dark sky sites within the park, it's hoped parts of it and the surrounding area could be put forward for international recognition as a Dark Sky Park.

Park walk in Cardiff

Helping Wales get walking

20 January 2014

Could you walk the distance of the Wales Coast Path or the number of steps it would take to climb Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan? Let's Walk Cymru, Ramblers Cymru and Change4Life Wales are helping everyone in Wales get on their feet with the Wales Pedometer Challenge.

Edinburgh Young Walkers

New opportunities for young people to walk in Scotland

17 January 2014

Ramblers Scotland is starting a new walking group in Tayside which aims to provide people with the opportunity to get outdoors on foot, take part in other outdoor activities and enjoy a social scene.

Cotswold Way waymark (image credit Natural England/Jo Ward)

New website to help walkers enjoy National Trails

14 January 2014

A new website dedicated to the 15 National Trails in England and Wales has been launched featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, recommended itineraries and suggestions from trail users, making it easier to walk these inspiring long-distance routes.

Lake District

Lake District to be nominated for World Heritage status

13 January 2014

Following a long campaign by the area’s many fans, the popular walking destination of the Lake District will be put forward as the UK’s next World Heritage nomination in 2016.

Festival of Winter Walks - Grantham Ramblers walk

Festival of Winter Walks helps fight the festive fug

10 January 2014

Our annual winter walking festival saw people turn out in their droves from 21 December to 5 January for bracing strolls in the crisp cold rewarded by mince pies, carols and a sense of satisfaction all round.

Young adventurer

Tales from the outdoors

08 January 2014

Ramblers guest blogger Cumbrian Rambler wants to encourage kids to get outside more and is inviting parents, guardians and teachers to email her ‘postcards’ from young adventurers explaining in their own words what’s so great about the outdoors.

Wild flowers

Natural wonders opened up for walkers

07 January 2014

Six of England’s finest wildlife and geological sites have now been permanently opened up for people enjoying the outdoors on foot with more to follow.

Happy walkers

Walking resolutions for 2014

06 January 2014

We’ve come up with twelve walking-related resolutions for the coming year and we’d love to hear what yours are too.

Mike Slater accepts the Campaigner Award

Celebrating volunteer achievements

02 January 2014

Do you know of a Ramblers volunteer, group or area whose achievements deserve celebrating? If you do you can nominate them for our President’s Volunteer Awards, which will be presented at our General Council in March 2014.

Fleetwith Pike

Top ten Ramblers Routes of 2013

30 December 2013

Our Chief Executive Benedict Southworth presents his selection of the most inspiring walking routes of 2013 to entice you into the great outdoors, chosen from our growing online library of downloadable walking routes.

Aylesbury Ramblers Walking Festival

A successful year for walkers

20 December 2013

We’ve looked back at the last year and picked 12 successes we’ve achieved thanks to the help of our volunteers, members and supporters which have benefitted walkers everywhere.

Winter scene

Great walks to spice up your winter

17 December 2013

Want to experience midwinter on Wales’ highest peak? Fancy a Christmas morning stroll to work up an appetite for the turkey? Our Festival of Winter Walks has this and plenty more in store from 21 December to 5 January.

Ramblers website

Happy Birthday ramblers.org.uk!

17 December 2013

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

Walkers in conversation with Ramblers CEO Benedict Southworth in Edale

Your views on the outdoors

16 December 2013

For the last three months people across the country have been telling us what matters to them about the outdoors - from good public transport in rural areas to the importance of getting kids active outside - and there’s still time to get involved and have your say.

Poll

Your walking habits

03 December 2013

We ran a poll to find out how much visitors to our website walk a week on average – and the results were encouraging! Find out about opportunities to go walking this winter and how to enter our next poll.

Brain

Seven surprising walking facts

02 December 2013

Walking Works, the report we produced with Macmillan Cancer Support, revealed the wonders of walking and its benefits to our health, the economy and the environment. We’ve taken a look at some of its more extraordinary findings about the ways walking can change not only our own lives but also the world around us.

Winter walkers

Over a thousand free walks this festive season

29 November 2013

Pull on some thick socks, grab your gloves and hat and get into the festive spirit – the Festival of Winter Walks is coming to town and there’s even more to get excited about this year.

Walk magazine winter 2013 edition

What's new for Walk magazine

27 November 2013

Walk magazine Editor Dominic Bates gives us his top picks from the winter issue, plus find out about Walk's new online home on the Ramblers website.

Go all out Big Discussion event

Climate change and “caged” children: Experts discuss future of the outdoors

15 November 2013

This week experts from across the outdoor industry gathered to talk about the challenges facing the future of the great outdoors. Our 'Big Discussion' brought together charities, industry professionals and outdoor user groups to address the big issues.

RS Harris Scotland

Join the national parks debate

15 November 2013

Ramblers Scotland is calling for Scotland’s third national park to be established on the Isle of Harris and for a western extension to the Cairngorms National Park boundary.

Bangor Bethesda Ramblers

Chief Medical Officer joins us for a walk

07 November 2013

Bangor and Bethesda Ramblers welcomed the Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Ruth Hussey OBE, on their walk in Aber last weekend.

Kate Ashbrook at the kissing gate she installed at Cobstone Hill, Turville, in the Chilterns

One week left to vote for the Ramblers

04 November 2013

Show your support for the Ramblers and vote for us in the Great Outdoors Awards before 10 November.

Walking in Edale

Up hill and down dale

30 October 2013

Check ascents and descents on Ramblers Routes using our route profile tool and know the lay of the land before you head out on your next walking adventure.

Weymouth coastpath opening

Ramblers President and coastal campaign nominated for awards

18 October 2013

Ramblers President Kate Ashbrook and our One Coast For All campaign for the England Coast Path have been nominated in the Great Outdoors Awards 2013. Have your vote before 10 November.

Group conversation outside

Go all out: Have your say in the great outdoors debate

18 October 2013

Over a thousand people have already told us what impacts their enjoyment of the outdoors and there’s still time to share your own views.

Group walk in summer

National Assembly for Wales brings in first Active Travel Act

02 October 2013

The Active Travel Act aims to improve routes and facilities for walkers and cyclists in Wales.

View from outcrop

The expert view on walking

01 October 2013

We’ve launched a new area of the website featuring in-depth advice on rights of way and access issues as well as the latest queries our Walk magazine experts have been setting their minds too.

Stackpole competition winner

Great family photo wins Scramblers competition

26 September 2013

We ran a competition this summer to celebrate the launch of our first ever family walking pack featuring the National Trust Stackpole estate in Pembrokeshire. Find out who won!

Walking group by Thames

Thames Path voted one of world's best city trails

18 September 2013

The Thames Path has been voted the second best urban walk in the world in a new Lonely Planet guide published this month.

Go all out infographic

Everyone's talking about the great outdoors

17 September 2013

We’ve produced an infographic to show what people have been saying as they join our big conversation about the great outdoors. Get inspired and find out how you can get involved.

The Brighton and Hove Ramblers with Caroline Lucas

Walking with MPs

16 September 2013

In the lead up to the next election we’ve been out walking with MPs across England to show them what we do at a local level and tell them about our work for walkers everywhere.

Canal towpath

Google Maps heads off road

13 September 2013

Google has been capturing off road routes in Britain on camera with the help of Canal & River Trust volunteers as it expands the places accessible via its Google Maps Street View technology.

Walkers talking in a visitor centre

A great outdoors debate has many sides

12 September 2013

A big conversation about the outdoors can take many forms, from a casual chat with friends over a post walk pint to a lively discussion amongst outdoor enthusiasts, and there’s plenty to talk about. Make sure your views are heard by getting involved.

Autumn mushrooms

Autumn walking adventures

09 September 2013

We’ve got lots of walking routes to inspire you for the season ahead, including over 200 woodland walks to choose from.

Naseem Akhtar

Ramblers vice-chair joins the great outdoors debate

06 September 2013

We’ve started a big conversation all over the country to help us decide what we should be doing over the next ten years. Ramblers vice-chair Naseem Akhtar believes we need to tackle the nation’s obesity problem and wants to know what you think too.

The great outdoors debate

The great outdoors debate begins

05 September 2013

Our big conversation about the outdoors, and what we can do to help keep it great, officially launched this week with outdoor enthusiasts gathering in the Peak District to share their views. Find out what they had to say and how you can get involved.

Autumn in Glen Nevis

A national tree for Scotland

05 September 2013

Should Scotland have a national tree? And if so, what would it be? The Rowan with its bright berries, the silvery Birch, the gnarled and ancient Scots Pine, or the fluttering Aspen? You can help choose.


Thames Path signpost pictured during the Thames river relay

Thames river relay walk led by Ramblers member a great success

05 September 2013

Stuart Dyer of the Cirencester Ramblers led a walk from the source of the Thames on Sunday 1 September, getting underway a relay along the river.

Walkers in conversation

Help shape the future of the outdoors

04 September 2013

We all love the outdoors, but is there anything that would make you enjoy it even more? And what can we do to make it happen? We’ve started a big conversation with people all over the country and we want to hear from you.

Blog post

Keeping you up to date with the world of walking

02 September 2013

If you love hearing about all the latest walking news and views you’ll be pleased to know you can now find blogs on the Ramblers website and can even get involved by becoming a Ramblers blogger yourself.

Walk magazine autumn 2013 edition

A new season ripe for walking

01 September 2013

There’s no need to mourn for summer thanks to the arrival of the latest edition of our magazine, Walk, which is packed with walking ideas for the autumn ahead. Editor Dominic Bates gives us his top picks from the latest issue.

Stuart Dyer

Ramblers member to get epic Thames river relay underway

30 August 2013

Stuart Dyer of the Cirencester Ramblers will be leading a walk from the start of the Thames on Sunday 1 September, kicking off a source to sea relay along the iconic river which will take place over more than a fortnight.

Edinburgh Young Walkers

Join for the walking, stay for the people

21 August 2013

From great days in the outdoors to social activities like ceilidhs, the Edinburgh Young Walkers show just how much fun you can have as a Ramblers member!

Walking in Malhamdale

HF Holidays celebrate centenary with free open days

12 August 2013

Britain’s largest walking and outdoor leisure holiday specialist are opening the doors of two of their country houses on 6 October and will be running local walks to give you a taster of what an HF Holidays walking holiday is all about.

Shropshire Young Ramblers on Mount Toubkal

Shropshire Young Ramblers reach new heights

07 August 2013

The Shropshire Young Ramblers undertake a wide variety of walks all over Shropshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Wales and even took on the 4,167m Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and North Africa, in May.

Walker Miles 'Chief Pathfinder' (third from left)

Rambling pioneer recognised in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

05 August 2013

Born 160 years ago this month, the nineteenth century rambler Edmund Seyfang Taylor, who wrote walking guidebooks under the pseudonym “Walker Miles”, has found a place in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Group of walkers

Make the most of summer with evening walks

02 August 2013

The days are still long in August which means there’s still plenty of time to enjoy an evening walk near you with one of our groups or exploring on your own using our collection of walking routes.

Worm's Head

Seaside tops places to walk in summer

31 July 2013

You voted walking beside the sea as the best place to walk in summer in our recent poll – find out about great places to walk on the coast and how to enter our next poll!

Oxon Weekend Walkers

Out and about with the Oxon Weekend Walkers

31 July 2013

The Oxon Weekend Walkers have produced a video - find out what they get up to on their weekend walks!

A walk in the park (image credit: George Torode)

A walk in the park

29 July 2013

With National Parks Week and Love Parks Week underway there’s no better time to get out and explore a park on foot, whether it’s your local green space or one of Britain’s 15 National Parks.

Marika Kovacs leading her walk

Personal triumph for Ramblers member

16 July 2013

Visually impaired walker Marika Kovacs achieved her goal of leading a group walk earlier this summer, taking ten Ramblers members on a walk in Herefordshire.

Hadrian's Wall (image credit: Dave McGlade)

Iconic National Trail celebrates first decade

16 July 2013

The 84 mile, coast to coast Hadrian's Wall path celebrates its 10th anniversary with a programme of walking events this summer.

Cirencester Ramblers Saturday Farm walk

Cirencester Ramblers star on Saturday Farm

12 July 2013

Members of the Cirencester Ramblers led a short walk from Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, for a feature on the ITV programme Saturday Farm.

Coast

Explore the coast on foot this summer

04 July 2013

Choose from our collection of great seaside walking routes around the British coastline.

Tony Drake Bench Cambrian Way

Celebrating the work of Tony Drake

02 July 2013

A bench in memory of Tony Drake has been unveiled on the Cambrian Way.

Countryside walking

Love your countryside this week

01 July 2013

The National Farmers’ Union’s ‘Love Your Countryside’ drive is encouraging people to get outdoors and enjoy the British countryside responsibly this week and beyond.

Neath Abbey

A walk back in time

17 June 2013

We've organised a walk celebrating the history of Neath Abbey and the Cwm Valley as part of a new partnership with Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service.

Scramblers HF project

Generations sharing skills

11 June 2013

We've been working with youth charity Youth Cymru and HF holidays to share our path maintenance skills with young people in North Wales.

Cattle

Stay safe in the countryside

10 June 2013

As the weather finally heats up and more people head out for a walk in the countryside, we’re reminding people to take care when walking through fields with livestock.

Durdle Door (image credit Fiona Barltrop)

Over 1300 walking routes to enjoy this summer

01 June 2013

With the days getting longer there’s even more reason to get out and explore Britain using one of our expertly developed and checked walking routes.

Path maintenance volunteers

Let’s hear it for our volunteers

01 June 2013

We’re celebrating our volunteers and the work they do for walkers and are inviting you to get involved as one of the many organisations across the UK saying a thank you during Volunteers’ Week to people who volunteer.

HF Holidays

Happy 100th Birthday HF Holidays

31 May 2013

From its routes in Lancashire to destinations worldwide, HF Holidays celebrates 100 years of offering walking holidays today as it marks its centenary.

Clearing vegetation

Roll up your sleeves on a path maintenance holiday

29 May 2013

Enjoy a working break in Cornwall helping to restore an inland path and exploring some of the walking opportunities near St Ives on our first ever path maintenance holiday.

Walk magazine summer 2013 edition

A bonnie summer of walking

28 May 2013

Walk magazine Editor Dominic Bates gives us his top picks from the latest issue – out this week – which has a distinctly Scottish flavour.

Get Walking Week walk

Get Walking Week photo competition winners

23 May 2013

We asked you to get snapping during Get Walking Week and send us photos that summed up what you love about walking. Take a look at the winning entries!

Tony Drake

Celebrating the life of Tony Drake MBE

21 May 2013

Ramblers members and friends will be coming together to celebrate the life and achievements of the late Tony Drake MBE on Wednesday 22 May.

Get Walking Week: Brightlingsea walk

Get Walking Week in pictures

15 May 2013

See what walkers got up during Get Walking Week from 4-11 May.

Get Walking Week celebration walk - walking past MI6

Getting in the Get Walking Week spirit

09 May 2013

As part of Get Walking Week, Ramblers staff headed out on a celebration walk around 'Hidden Vauxhall'.

Culture Minister walks Kidwelly

Minister celebrates Big Welsh Walk

03 May 2013

John Griffiths AM Minister for Culture and Sport joined us for a Big Welsh Walk and Coast Path celebration day in Kidwelly yesterday.

HF Holidays walking group

Win a walking holiday and heaps of other prizes during Get Walking Week

02 May 2013

Join a Get Walking Week walk from 4-11 May and take a picture which sums up what you love about walking during it and you could win some fantastic prizes including a walking break for two!

Independent walker

Help build our library of walking routes

29 April 2013

We’re looking for walkers with an eye for detail to help quality-check our growing online collection of walking routes.

Stackpole lake

Stackpole family photo competition

23 April 2013

Win a fantastic goodie bag

Merthyr Youth

Ramblers Cymru meets Merthyr Youth

15 April 2013

Ramblers Cymru has been working with Merthyr Youth

Spring lambs on Glen Fyne

Walkers in Scotland should be careful around animals as spring finally arrives

12 April 2013

After the slow start to spring in Scotland following the pre-Easter snowfall, Ramblers Scotland and Scottish Land & Estates are urging walkers to take care around animals and keep dogs under close control.

Llanelli Family walk

Free Big Welsh Walk prize draw

08 April 2013

To celebrate the Big Welsh Walk 2013, HF Holidays is giving away a fantastic family holiday.

Walking for health walk in park

Countdown to Get Walking Week

05 April 2013

Our short walks festival Get Walking Week takes place from 4-11 May and there are hundreds of free group walks on offer to help people discover the joys of exploring the outdoors and their local area on foot.

Blue Books past and present

Happy Birthday Blue Book!

02 April 2013

Rights Of Way: A Guide to Law and Practice – the definitive guide to rights of way law known as the ‘Blue Book' – turns 30 this year. Ramblers Senior Policy Officer Janet Davis and Waymark magazine have been helping wish it a happy birthday.

Walker with bluebells

In search of beautiful bluebells

02 April 2013

Wander through hues of blue as Britain’s bluebells come into bloom.

Long Mynd, Shropshire

Be prepared for bad weather this Easter

28 March 2013

Following recent snowy weather across parts of the UK we’re recommending walkers plan ahead before setting out on a walk over the Easter break.

Walking in woodland

Advice for walkers as new plans to manage ash dieback announced

26 March 2013

In light of new plans to manage ash dieback in the UK revealed by Defra, the advice for walkers remains the same – learn how to spot the disease, look out for signs of it, report any cases and follow advice on signs.

SeenSend - Buttermere and Crummock Water inspired by @Si_Bailey

Sharing a love for the outdoors

25 March 2013

Artist and outdoor enthusiast Joseph Anthony Connor creates paintings from inspiring photos sent to him via Twitter – could your next walking snapshot make the cut?

Dr Andrew Murray in Antarctica

A new President for Ramblers Scotland

25 March 2013

Dr Andrew Murray, the Scottish Government’s first Physical Activity Champion, was elected the President of Ramblers Scotland earlier this month.

Cattle

Stay safe in the countryside this Easter

24 March 2013

We’ve teamed up with the NFU to remind people to take care when walking in fields with livestock this Easter.

Spring lambs on Kinder Scout

Great spring walking routes

18 March 2013

Explore the best of spring on foot with Ramblers Routes - our online library of high-quality walking routes.

Group walk in Spring

Gearing up for Get Walking Week

15 March 2013

We’re getting excited about Get Walking Week – our free short walks festival encouraging you to get outdoors and get active.

Walk magazine spring 2013

Walk into spring

01 March 2013

Looking forward to leaving the thermals behind when you go out walking? We are too! It’s just as well that the latest edition of Walk magazine is here and it’s got a real spring in its step.

Ben Challum near Crianlarich

Winter safety advice: Prepare to enjoy

25 February 2013

Mountaineering bodies have issued a joint safety reminder emphasising the need for preparation before heading out into the mountains.

Ramblers Cymru films - family walks

New films show what great things our Ramblers get up to

16 January 2013

Take a look at our new films which show what Ramblers membership can offer you around Wales.

Llanelli Family walk

Thriving Llanelli by Alwyn Williams

10 December 2012

Thriving Llanelli group and their family walks

Cambrian Way walk

Cambrian Way send off

03 December 2012

Llanelli Ramblers started their walk along the Cambrian Way on Saturday with a sent off in Cardiff's Bute Park. The sun shone and the walkers had a great day for the first stretch of the walk.

Walk magazine winter walkers

Inside winter's Walk magazine

27 November 2012

Autumn’s nearly behind us and so it must be time for another edition of Walk, the magazine of the Ramblers, which will soon be landing on members’ doormats and newsstands. So what’s inside the new winter issue?

Walking in woodland

Advice on 'ash dieback' for woodland walkers

01 November 2012

Following concerns about the spread of ‘ash dieback’ in British trees we’re issuing advice to walkers heading for the woods this autumn.

Kinder Scout arrests

Walking hero remembered

24 October 2012

A plaque commemorating the late access campaigner Benny Rothman will be unveiled at his former home in Manchester today.

Walk in the woods

Autumn stomps in the woods

22 October 2012

Explore your local forests on a guided walk this autumn. Woods are synonymous with autumn – the amber glow of the trees, leaves crunching under foot, the sight of rutting deer and the weather serving up anything from a crisp breeze and blue skies to moody damp days full of inviting puddles.

HF Holidays receives award

HF Holidays win two travel awards

12 October 2012

Our recommended walking holiday partner HF Holidays have been awarded two Guardian and Observer Travel Awards.

BFI London Film Festival logo

Explore film locations in the capital on foot

11 October 2012

Join guided walks to famous film locations around London during our annual Films on Foot Festival.

Two walkers

Help create inspiring walking routes

24 September 2012

We’re looking for walkers with a keen eye for detail to help quality-check our growing library of walking routes for independent walkers.

Lincolnshire Wolds

Part-time Project Officer wanted for Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival

06 September 2012

The Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire are looking for a part-time Project Officer to manage and develop the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival.

Walkers on a road

Are our roads safe enough for walkers?

31 August 2012

If you regularly walk on roads, you can share your views about road safety in Britain by taking part in a survey being run by Brake, the road safety charity.

London 2012 Led Walks

Beat the crowds to the Paralympics

23 August 2012

The nation is gearing up for another series of sporting spectaculars as the Paralympics draw closer, and you can stay one step ahead on a London 2012 led walk.

Route developer

Learn how to develop great walking routes

20 August 2012

We're running a series of workshops throughout the autumn designed to help independent walkers learn the skills needed to develop great walking routes.

London 2012 led walks - Eton Dorney (image credit: Brenda Horwill)

London 2012 led walks in pictures

13 August 2012

Ticketholders saw a different side of London 2012 over the last few weeks thanks to free led walks to Games venues in Weymouth, Eton Dorney, Essex and the capital.

Walking to the Games (image credit ODA)

Get to the Games on foot

23 July 2012

Those lucky enough to be going to the Games this summer will have a healthy and convenient alternative to travelling on public transport thanks to guided walks and cycle rides being run to London 2012 venues.

Wyre Forest Ramblers Olympic walk

Ramblers get into the Olympic spirit

23 July 2012

The Wyre Forest Ramblers went on a walk around Much Wenlock, a town with close connections to the modern Olympics, on 15 July to celebrate the UK's Olympic year.

Roger Payne

A tribute to British Mountaineer Roger Payne

13 July 2012

Mountain guide and former General Secretary of the British Mountaineering Council Roger Payne has died following a major avalanche in the Chamonix region in France.

Blaenavon June 2012

Pilgrimage 2012

27 June 2012

During the summer months of June and July 2012, a group of pilgrims will undertake a 22 day journey across South Wales to St Davids. The inspiration for the journey has risen from the ancient spirit of pilgrimage but also an occasion to culturally celebrate the arrival of the Olympics to Britain.

Summer Evening Walks

Summer evenings on foot

20 June 2012

Ramblers walking groups across Britain will be making the most of the longer July days by putting on a programme of open-to-all evening walks throughout the month.

Llanthony Priory

Following the pilgrims’ trail

14 June 2012

Ramblers Cymru is inviting walkers to join a 22-day pilgrimage from Llanthony to St Davids taking place from 16 June to 7 July as part of the UK’s nationwide Cultural Olympiad celebrations.

Building path steps

Ramblers staff try their hand at volunteering

28 May 2012

In order to get a better insight into the work our volunteers do and show our support for their tireless efforts, staff at Ramblers central office took on volunteering roles from 21-27 May as part of staff volunteering week.

Walk Summer 2012 edition

A sneak peek inside Walk magazine

24 May 2012

The summer issue of Walk – the magazine of the Ramblers – is due to land on members’ doormats and newsstands in just a few days and we couldn’t resist giving you a preview of what’s coming up.

Cotswold Way (image credit: Natural England / Nick Turner)

Route change for the Cotswold Way

18 May 2012

The first major route change on the Cotswold Way National Trail for three years has opened through Lineover Wood near Cheltenham.

50 Great Coastal Walks

Fifty great coastal walks

11 May 2012

If the launch of the Wales Coast Path and the announcement of five more stretches of English coastal access have you itching for a stomp by the seaside, then make sure you don’t miss the Telegraph’s 50 Great Coastal Walks giveaway.

Kinder Scout walkers

A Kinder Weekender

03 May 2012

Following the Kinder 80 celebrations on Tuesday 24 April, twelve current and former Ramblers staff and two honorary Ramblers took the train to the Peak District for a long weekend on and around Kinder Scout.

Countryside Code logo

Respect, protect and enjoy the countryside with the refreshed Countryside Code

01 May 2012

The Countryside Code, which applies to England and Wales, has been updated for 2012 to encourage walkers and rural visitors to "respect, protect and enjoy" the countryside and advise land managers how they can help.

Kate Ashbrook

A new president for the Ramblers

26 April 2012

Countryside campaigner Kate Ashbrook has been announced as the new President of the Ramblers.

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