General news archive

National Volunteers' Week - Here’s to all 26,000 of you

01 June 2017

From leading 47,000 walks a year, to clearing paths, or running one of our 500 groups and 50 areas: it's safe to say without our volunteers we wouldn't exist.

Active travel in cities

Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy - a big step forward?

03 May 2017

The first ever Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) for England, has been recently published by the Department for Transport. We want to make sure that walking can an easy choice for any type of urban journey.

Garden bridge

Inner London Ramblers welcome decision to pull Garden Bridge funding

28 April 2017

The Mayor of London announced that he will not guarantee public funding for the project.

Stuart Maconie named as our new president

01 April 2017

Broadcaster, writer and journalist Stuart Maconie has been named as our new president.

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.

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