General news archive

Countryside in England

Article 50 and public access

30 March 2017

With the Government triggering Article 50 yesterday, the country has finally started the complicated process towards disentangling itself from the European Union. What does this mean for paths, access and walkers?

Darlington map

More dates announced for Don't Lose Your Way training sessions

20 February 2017

Phil Wadey and Sarah Buck are holding more training sessions on finding lost ways across the country.

Here's what walkers achieved in 2016

05 January 2017

We've achieved a lot this year together. Our CEO, Vanessa, runs through some of the highlights from 2016.

Offas Dyke

Ramblers fix problems along Offa’s Dyke Path following Big Pathwatch

16 November 2016

Following the results of the Big Pathwatch, our biggest ever footpath survey, we’ve embarked on an ambitious week-long path maintenance project to fix problems along the popular national trail Offa’s Dyke.

Pathwatch campaign

The Big Pathwatch reveals 59,000 problems on our path network

14 November 2016

The Ramblers has today, 14 November 2016, released the results of the Big Pathwatch, the nation’s biggest ever footpath survey.

Network Rail plans risk fragmenting the path network

29 September 2016

Our volunteers across Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire are responding to proposals being put forward by Network Rail for the closure of 130 level crossings in their Anglia region.

Vanessa Griffiths

Vanessa Griffiths has been appointed our new Chief Executive

24 August 2016

We are delighted to announce that Vanessa Griffiths has been appointed our new chief executive.

Ramblers Cymru sign at Senedd

Opportunities in the new Welsh Assembly

06 June 2016

After the drama of the tied vote for First Minister, we welcome the announcement of new Welsh Government and the election of the new Assembly members.

Walk leader

We welcome a new sport strategy

20 May 2016

The Ramblers welcome Sport England’s new strategy which emphasises increasing physical activity and helping inactive people to become active.

westminster

Queen's speech - Ramblers reaction

18 May 2016

Today the Government has outlined its legislative programme for the coming year. But how will the proposed new legislation impact walking and the walking environment?

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