General news archive

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.

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