General news archive

Butterfly on plant

More natural wonders opened up for walkers

21 February 2014

Another 13 National Nature Reserves in England have been permanently opened up to walkers as part of an on-going programme to give people access to some of the country’s most inspiring landscapes.

Walking with a dog

How does your dog behave in the countryside?

20 February 2014

The Farmer’s Guardian and National Sheep Association are inviting dog owners to complete a short online survey about how your dog behaves when out in the countryside. The survey looks at topics such as letting dogs off leads and how dogs behave near livestock.

Cirencester Ramblers 40th anniversary walk

Cirencester Ramblers mark 40th anniversary with a year of celebrations

13 February 2014

The Cirencester Ramblers are celebrating 40 years out on the trail throughout 2014 with a series of social events and special walks tracing the routes of original outings made during the group’s inaugural year.

Flooded path

Flooding: Advice for walkers

11 February 2014

Following the recent flooding and severe weather we've put together some safety advice for walkers. We'd also like to know how you've been affected out walking.

Mike Slater accepts the Campaigner Award

Volunteer awards: Still time to make your nomination

10 February 2014

If you know of a Ramblers volunteer, group or area whose achievements deserve celebrating you can help give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for our volunteer awards by 16 February.

Muddy boot

How to look after your walking boots

06 February 2014

Cotswold Outdoor share their tips for keeping your walking boots in top condition, from how to remove mud and re-proofing to the best way to dry your boots. Read their step by step guide or watch a video.

Walking for Health in Reigate

Turning the tide of inactivity

31 January 2014

A new report launched today by ukactive reveals the staggering levels of physical inactivity in England and urges the Government to do more to deal with this growing problem.

Walk in the woods

Walking your way to health and happiness

30 January 2014

New research shows that a positive approach to life can improve your walking speed and contribute to healthy ageing.

Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

Do more outdoors

27 January 2014

Find out what’s going on at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show from 13-16 February and what we’ll be up to during it!

Orion and the night sky

Join the hunt for Orion under dark winter skies

23 January 2014

Visitors to the Peak District National Park are being encouraged to help identify 'dark sky sites' - places where there is minimal light pollution and stars are clearly visible - by searching out the constellation of Orion this winter. By recording the quality and location of dark sky sites within the park, it's hoped parts of it and the surrounding area could be put forward for international recognition as a Dark Sky Park.

Advice for walkers

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