Volunteer success stories archive

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Uncovering Hidden Views

01 August 2014

Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Ramblers working party, led by Basil Merry, have reconstructed a boggy part of the Hagg Wood walk and installed steps in Holymoorside and Walton.

Chorley Ramblers

Cheerful Changes in Chorley

23 July 2014

The Chorley Ramblers has worked incredibly hard to make the Chorley Circular Walk wheelchair, pram and tramper accessible.

Worcester Work Party

The Party in Worcester Works

15 July 2014

Read about the Working Party in Worcester, established in May 2007 and now consists of 24 volunteers. The party has had many successes such as footpath clearance in Hallow, where it slashed and uprooted Himalayan Balsam, which can grow up to 2 meters in height.

Path Team Volunteers installing kissing gate

Ramblers volunteers contributed £1million to clear the way for walkers

04 June 2014

New figures have revealed our volunteers contributed the equivalent of almost £1million last year through their time and efforts helping to improve the countryside and paths we walk along.

Ramblers RIPPLE group

The Ripple effect

03 June 2014

Who are the mysterious Ripple and why are they so important to walkers and the local council in Bedfordshire?

Walking the newly improved Sussex Border Path

The Sussex Border Path made even easier to walk

02 June 2014

Sussex Ramblers worked with local volunteer groups and the council to make a popular section of the Sussex Border Path even easier to enjoy, by replacing old stiles with easy to use gates.

South Wiltshire Ramblers and other volunteers on the cleared path in Sedgehill

Reuniting walkers with a long-hidden path in Sedgehill

30 May 2014

South Wiltshire Ramblers and other volunteers undertook a mamoth task not just clearing a thoroughly overgrown path in Sedgehill and Semley, but also constructing stiles and bridges to ensure this path could be enjoyed again.

National Park sign

Chapel Gate path in the Peak District protected

22 May 2014

The Peak District National Park Authority have today implemented a ban on motor vehicles using the historic Chapel Gate path near Edale.

Path Maintenance day, Milngavie

Ramblers volunteers clear the way for local walkers

07 April 2014

Ramblers Scotland is working to establish path maintenance teams across Scotland to carry out minor repairs on paths in and around the places where people live.

President's Volunteer Awards winners

Volunteer awards winners revealed

31 March 2014

The winners of our President’s Volunteer Awards were unveiled during our annual General Council at the weekend. Presented by Ramblers President Kate Ashbrook and Maria Eagle MP, the awards celebrated achievements including keeping paths clear, leading health walks and promoting the Ramblers.

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south wiltshire heavy gang in action

Meet our volunteers

The South Wiltshire Ramblers, ‘Heavy Gang,’ have been keeping paths open for 25 years. Find out what makes them an award winning team.

South Wiltshire Heavy Gang

Map of path successes

See what paths our volunteers have successfully unblocked, created and saved.