Volunteer success stories archive

Lincoln footpath

Ramblers volunteers save Lincolnshire path from continual flooding

28 March 2014

A footpath on the outskirts of Lincoln has finally been restored after being covered by a large area of water. The 'pond' was impossible to get around and meant the path had been unusable since 2005.

Scarborough Ramblers clearing vegetation in the North York Moors National Park

Working together to improve the North York Moors for walkers

18 March 2014

The Scarborough Ramblers have built up a strong relationship with the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) to improve the places people walk in the park, giving their time to practical projects such as vegetation clearance.

Ettington path

Stratford Ramblers mark out threatened path

14 March 2014

A path in Ettington, Warwickshire, which was at risk of being overlooked by developers has been clearly signposted by Stratford Ramblers and the rights of way team at Warwickshire County Council.

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.

City of Birmingham Ramblers

Birmingham Ramblers heading out on summer evenings

12 February 2014

The City of Birmingham Ramblers are introducing monthly short circular walks on midweek evenings throughout the summer to offer people the chance to make the most of the longer daylight hours and warmer weather during the working week.

Glasgow Ramblers

Glasgow Ramblers offer route to longer walks

22 January 2014

The Glasgow Ramblers have teamed up with Walk Glasgow to help people progress from shorter walks designed to help improve health and wellbeing to longer walks via free walks designed to encourage people to walk that little bit further.

Redditch Ramblers walk

Redditch Ramblers take walks a step further

21 January 2014

The Worcestershire-based group has been adding innovative walks to its programme including a torch lit stroll and a taster walk designed for people new to the Ramblers which also saw them team up with a local farm shop.

Volunteering

Historic bridleway saved in East Yorkshire

15 January 2014

Walkers, horse riders and cyclists in Burstwick, East Yorkshire, are celebrating following the news that a much-needed bridleway that will allow people to avoid two busy roads has been saved thanks to the efforts of the Ramblers and the British Horse Society (BHS).

Park Estate gate, Nottingham

Historic path leading to Nottingham Castle restored for public use

20 December 2013

A well-used, historic path leading to Nottingham Castle has now been declared a public footpath thanks to the efforts of local residents and Ramblers volunteers, following attempts by the management company of a nearby private residential housing estate to block the route.

Tissington Trail

Wildlife set to bloom along Peak District trails

18 December 2013

Walkers and others who enjoy the Peak District’s traffic-free paths will see three trails transformed into vital wildlife corridors in the coming years thanks to a new stewardship scheme which Ramblers’ members consulted on.

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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.