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Blocked path

Path in Ellesmere Port secured for the future

12 December 2013

A path in the Whitby area of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, which connects local people to the ancient woodland of Stanney Wood Country Park, has been officially recognised as a footpath thanks to the efforts of local residents and the Ramblers.

Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Isle of Wight could get longed for coast path

11 December 2013

There was good news for walkers on the Isle of Wight today with the announcement that the Government is reconsidering its controversial decision to exclude the island from plans for the England Coast Path.

Countryfile coastal report

Countryfile takes a look at progress on the England Coast Path

09 December 2013

The BBC’s Countryfile has been exploring our ‘glorious coastline’ and asking what’s holding back the completion of the England Coast Path – which is lagging behind its Welsh counterpart – talking to Ramblers Campaigns Director Nicky Philpott and others.

Autumn leaf

Infrastructure announcements shine spotlight on walking environment

05 December 2013

There has been an abundance of announcements from Government this week on investments in the UK’s infrastructure which will have an impact on the places we love to walk.


Your walking habits

03 December 2013

We ran a poll to find out how much visitors to our website walk a week on average – and the results were encouraging! Find out about opportunities to go walking this winter and how to enter our next poll.


Seven surprising walking facts

02 December 2013

Walking Works, the report we produced with Macmillan Cancer Support, revealed the wonders of walking and its benefits to our health, the economy and the environment. We’ve taken a look at some of its more extraordinary findings about the ways walking can change not only our own lives but also the world around us.

Winter walkers

Over a thousand free walks this festive season

29 November 2013

Pull on some thick socks, grab your gloves and hat and get into the festive spirit – the Festival of Winter Walks is coming to town and there’s even more to get excited about this year.

Pentlands hilltracks Scotland

Calling for an end to hill tracks 'vandalism'

28 November 2013

Ramblers Scotland, along with eight other environmental charities, has published Track Changes, a report which calls on the Scottish Government to end the unregulated system for hill track construction. We want hill track construction brought within the planning system.

Walk magazine winter 2013 edition

What's new for Walk magazine

27 November 2013

Walk magazine Editor Dominic Bates gives us his top picks from the winter issue, plus find out about Walk's new online home on the Ramblers website.

HS2 route

High Speed Rail Bill gives green light for HS2

25 November 2013

We’re studying the fine print of the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill published today which will enable the construction of Phase One of HS2, the high speed rail link from London to the West Midlands, to go ahead.