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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.

Butterfly on plant

More natural wonders opened up for walkers

21 February 2014

Another 13 National Nature Reserves in England have been permanently opened up to walkers as part of an on-going programme to give people access to some of the country’s most inspiring landscapes.

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 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.

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.


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.