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Group walk in Scotland

Ramblers Scotland welcomes physical activity plan, but asks ‘Where’s the money?’

21 February 2014

Ramblers Scotland has welcomed the launch of the Scottish Government’s physical activity plan and the ‘Fit in 14’ campaign which forms part of the plan and encourages workplaces to be more active, but raised questions over funding.

Walking for Health group

London 2012 legacy plans back walking as way to tackle inactivity

20 February 2014

The UK Government, the Mayor of London and Olympic and Paralympic Ambassador Lord Coe have committed to promoting physical activity across the nation as part of legacy plans from the London 2012 Games.

Walking with a dog

How does your dog behave in the countryside?

20 February 2014

The Farmer’s Guardian and National Sheep Association are inviting dog owners to complete a short online survey about how your dog behaves when out in the countryside. The survey looks at topics such as letting dogs off leads and how dogs behave near livestock.

Woods

Why has it all gone ‘quiet on the forest front’?

19 February 2014

A House of Lords debate on 12 February highlighted the Government’s slow progress on its commitment to increase opportunities to enjoy England’s woods and the risk to the future of our forests if the body responsible for looking after them doesn’t have public access at its heart.

Richard Benyon walk

Richard Benyon joins the Ramblers on the Ridgeway

18 February 2014

We took a walk along the Ridgeway National Trail in Berkshire with Richard Benyon MP, farmer and former DEFRA Minister, to discuss the future of England’s cherished long-distance paths and other countryside issues.

Cirencester Ramblers 40th anniversary walk

Cirencester Ramblers mark 40th anniversary with a year of celebrations

13 February 2014

The Cirencester Ramblers are celebrating 40 years out on the trail throughout 2014 with a series of social events and special walks tracing the routes of original outings made during the group’s inaugural year.

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.

Flooded path

Flooding: Advice for walkers

11 February 2014

Following the recent flooding and severe weather we've put together some safety advice for walkers. We'd also like to know how you've been affected out walking.

Mike Slater accepts the Campaigner Award

Volunteer awards: Still time to make your nomination

10 February 2014

If you know of a Ramblers volunteer, group or area whose achievements deserve celebrating you can help give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for our volunteer awards by 16 February.

Bridleway

Campaign launched to protect historic paths

07 February 2014

We’ve launched a campaign to ensure plans to make it easier to add historic paths to official maps continue to progress. These plans will mean unrecorded paths aren’t lost forever under the threat of a looming Government deadline.