General news archive

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.

Advice for walkers

Information on walking topics including gear, health, safety, maps and where you can walk.