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Oxon Weekend Walkers

Get Walking Week in pictures

13 May 2014

During Get Walking Week thousands of people stepped out on one of our group led walks and discovered the wonders of walking.

Cattle

Legislation around bulls must be reviewed

07 May 2014

We’re calling for a review of the legislation around bulls being kept in fields with footpaths passing through them following the recent trial over the death of walker Roger Freeman.

Medal Routes walking hub at Twechar

Survey reveals people in Scotland are the best for weekly walking

06 May 2014

Scots have come out as the best in Great Britain for walking more than the recommended amount according to a YouGov survey we commissioned.

Enjoying a walk

A third of Britons wouldn’t consider walking for more than 20 minutes to get from A to B

02 May 2014

According to a YouGov survey we commissioned, an alarming 34% of people would not consider walking for more than 20 minutes when planning a journey.

John Muir Way signage

Ramblers help launch the John Muir Way

01 May 2014

Last week (21-26 April) nine Ramblers groups helped launch the John Muir Way, a new national long distance route, by leading a series of walks from its start in Dunbar through to the end point in Helensburgh, a distance of 134 miles in total.

Wales Pedometer Challenge

Wales Steps Up

30 April 2014

This spring, Wales is a nation on it’s feet, looking to get healthier. The Big Welsh Walk is around the corner and results from the Wales Pedometer Challenge so far are showing that we’re a country prepared to take a step in the right direction.

Kinder Scout walkers

Anniversary of Kinder Scout Trespass celebrated in Sheffield

30 April 2014

The second annual Spirit of Kinder Day took place in Sheffield on Saturday, marking the 82nd anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in what is now the Peak District. The trespass took place at a time when much of the countryside was out of bounds to the public and was a pivotal event in the access movement which led to the creation of National Trails and National Parks.

Public Health Minister Jane Ellison with Ramblers staff

Ramblers head to parliament to build a walking Britain

30 April 2014

Yesterday we hosted a reception at parliament to talk to politicians about how they can help us build a walking Britain.

Walking for Health group in Grimsby

Make a change for Get Walking Week

25 April 2014

Our short walks festival, Get Walking Week from 3 May - 10 May, is the perfect opportunity to get out more on foot.

Cumbria coast path launch

Two new stretches of the England Coast Path now open

17 April 2014

This week we’ve been celebrating the opening of the first stretches of the England Coast Path in Cumbria and County Durham which will become part of a continuous route along England’s coastline.