General news archive

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.

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.

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