General news archive

General Council 2014 watching video

General Council in pictures

31 March 2014

We've put together a photo gallery from General Council, our annual conference, to give you a feel for this year's event.

David Rutley MP at General Council

Talking walking at General Council

31 March 2014

Our annual conference, held in Liverpool at the weekend, was an opportunity to celebrate successes, debate walking and outdoor issues and hear from special guests as well as enjoy the walking opportunities on offer around the city.

Chichester Canal

Seven routes to enjoy this spring

21 March 2014

We’ve picked seven stunning walking routes for you to enjoy this spring and with Mother’s Day and Easter just around the corner there are plenty of good excuses to go exploring on foot with family and friends.

Walking route

Come for a walk, George

20 March 2014

Chancellor George Osborne yesterday unveiled the Government’s budget for the next year. We were keeping a lookout for what was in it for walkers.

Gift Your Gear

Give your unwanted outdoor gear a great new home

19 March 2014

Gift Your Gear is a nationwide initiative which provides young people across the UK with outdoor clothing and equipment so they can explore the great outdoors. If you’ve got gear you no longer need Gift Your Gear can give it a great new home.

Aylesbury & District Ramblers

One week left to vote for our volunteers

14 March 2014

Time is running out to have your say in this year’s President’s Volunteer Awards which recognise the achievements of our volunteers in the last year. Make sure you vote for your favourite nominees in the six awards categories before voting closes on Friday 21 March.

Get Walking Week: Brightlingsea walk

Take to your feet during Get Walking Week

13 March 2014

Our short walks festival runs from 3-10 May and there are lots of ways to get involved whether it’s joining one of our local walks, organising your own outing with friends and family or making a simple change to include more walking in your daily routine.

General Council 2013: Delegates with the Impact Report

Walkers gather to debate outdoor issues

28 February 2014

Hundreds of walkers will be coming together to discuss issues affecting our use and enjoyment of the outdoors at our annual conference in Liverpool from 29-30 March and we’re starting the conversation now so you can get involved.

Walk magazine spring 2014 edition

Step into spring with Walk magazine

27 February 2014

Walk magazine Editor Dominic Bates reveals his top picks from the latest issue of our magazine from hostel hikes in England and Wales to the John Muir Way.

Trafford Ramblers path maintenance team

Give our volunteers your vote

24 February 2014

We received over 50 nominations for Ramblers volunteers, groups and areas whose achievements you thought deserved celebrating at our President’s Volunteer Awards. The shortlist has now been unveiled and you can vote to decide the winners.

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