General news archive

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.

Advice for walkers

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