General news archive

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.

A' Mhaighdean, fisherfield, Scotland

Ramblers welcome new policies for wild land protection

23 June 2014

Ramblers Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement on the greater protection of wild land through the ban on any wind farms in National Parks or National Scenic Areas and the adoption of Scottish Natural Heritage’s map of core wild land areas.

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.

Advice for walkers

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