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Level crossing

Level crossing safety: Transport Committee backs Ramblers recommendation

10 March 2014

The House of Commons Transport Committee has endorsed our recommendation that a public safety test should be used for any path diverted as the result of a level crossing closure and has recommended that the Department for Transport considers this when it reforms level crossing law.

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Help make Wales for walking

06 March 2014

Ramblers Cymru has launched a campaign to make Wales the best country in the world for walking. We’ve already had support from people in Wales and the Welsh Government for our ambition and now we need walkers everywhere to help make it a reality.

Fighting the Godmanchester case

Right to challenge decisions remains but charities will bear cost burden

05 March 2014

The Government has backed down on plans to change the law around judicial review which would have had a negative impact on campaigning and lobbying organisations including charities like the Ramblers if they had gone ahead.

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Communities taking charge of energy

03 March 2014

As Climate Week - Britain’s biggest climate change campaign - gets underway we take a look at the community energy concept which is gaining support from organisations like the Ramblers as well as local businesses and community groups across the country.

General Council 2013: Delegates with the Impact Report

Walkers gather to debate outdoor issues

28 February 2014

Hundreds of walkers will be coming together to discuss issues affecting our use and enjoyment of the outdoors at our annual conference in Liverpool from 29-30 March and we’re starting the conversation now so you can get involved.

Ancient woodland

High Speed Rail tunnel extension could save ancient woodland

27 February 2014

We’re backing a campaign calling for a short extension to a railway tunnel which would save almost a third of all ancient woodland currently threatened by the High Speed Rail (HS2) project.

Braes of Doune

Ramblers Scotland support call for Cairngorms wind farm proposal to be withdrawn

27 February 2014

Ramblers Scotland has backed the Save Monadhliath Mountains Campaign in its call for another company, RWE Innogy UK Ltd, to withdraw from the controversial 31-turbine proposal at Allt Duine, which would be located along the western flanks of the Cairngorms National Park.

Walk magazine spring 2014 edition

Step into spring with Walk magazine

27 February 2014

Walk magazine Editor Dominic Bates reveals his top picks from the latest issue of our magazine from hostel hikes in England and Wales to the John Muir Way.


Historic paths in the news and in Parliament

26 February 2014

Our efforts to ensure historic paths are included on official maps continued this week with appearances on TV, radio and in Parliament. We’d also like to know why you value historic paths to help us show MPs why they need protecting.

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How to get Scotland fit by 2024

26 February 2014

With the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games just around the corner, attention is now beginning to focus on what the long-lasting legacy of the Games will be for Scotland.