Volunteer success stories archive

The Isle of Wight Ramblers installing a stairway at Binnel Bay

No coast path for Isle of Wight but work carries on to improve seaside access

09 August 2013

Despite the Government’s decision not to include the Isle of Wight in plans for the England Coast Path, Ramblers on the island are still hard at work improving access to the seaside.

The Walsall Ramblers recieve the Cannock Chase AONB Volunteer of the Year Award

Walsall Ramblers recognised for volunteering efforts

08 August 2013

The Walsall Ramblers were presented with the Cannock Chase AONB Volunteer of the Year Award last week for their efforts to clear vegetation from the area and create local walks for people to further enjoy what is a unique pocket of the Staffordshire countryside.

Urmston footpath

Ramblers in Trafford restore footpath link to Trans Pennine Trail

08 August 2013

The Ramblers Trafford Group are celebrating the opening of a previously blocked footpath linking the town of Urmston to the coast-to-coast Trans Pennine Trail and the River Mersey with a walk on Saturday 10 August.

Walking trainers

Local residents get path recognised in Leeds

05 August 2013

Residents in Morley, Leeds, have been successful in their campaign to get a path which was closed 11 years ago reopened and officially recorded and were celebrating their victory last week.

Walking boots

Path in Derbyshire secured for community use

01 August 2013

An off-road route in Dronfield, Derbyshire, has been officially designated a footpath to the delight of the local community.

Path on the outskirts of Guisborough

Local Ramblers secure circular route linking to Cleveland Way

05 July 2013

A section of a well-used path on the outskirts of Guisborough, North Yorkshire, has been reopened to the public thanks to a local campaign and now links residents to the surrounding countryside and to the Cleveland Way National Trail.

Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Silver Slashers on the boardwalk

25 June 2013

The Silver Slashers path maintenance team's most ambitious project to date - installing a boardwalk in an ancient wetland in Anglesey - was officially opened on Friday 14 June.

Dorchester Strollers

Long-standing volunteer honoured by the Queen

18 June 2013

Long-standing Ramblers member and volunteer Susan Blake is to be awarded a British Empire Medal for services to rambling and the community of Dorchester.

Widford Church, Hertfordshire

Ancient path on the Hertfordshire Way saved

07 June 2013

An ancient and well-used footpath on the Hertfordshire Way has been saved for the public, thanks to the efforts of our staff and volunteers.

A Tapnell Trail information board

Accessible trail opens on the Isle of Wight

04 June 2013

The Tapnell Trail, the third accessible trail developed by the Isle of Wight Ramblers on the island, opened on 15 May.

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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.