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Walkers on overgrown path

100,000 path problems stopping walkers in their tracks

25 November 2013

Our Paths in Crisis report reveals there over 100,000 problems on paths waiting to be dealt with by local authorities in England, with the growing backlog putting walkers off from enjoying the outdoors and having a negative impact on our health and local economies.

Nature Check 2013 launch

Views from the Nature Check 2013 launch

20 November 2013

Find out what the RSPB, CPRE, Woodland Trust, Ramblers, Marine Conservation Society and more had to say on the Government's progress on its natural environment commitments at the launch of the Nature Check 2013 report.

Butterfly on plant

British public care about the countryside but does the Government?

19 November 2013

A survey commissioned alongside Nature Check 2013, a report published by 41 environmental organisations including the Ramblers, reveals how much the British public values the natural environment but calls into question the Government’s commitment to it.

Go all out Big Discussion event

Climate change and “caged” children: Experts discuss future of the outdoors

15 November 2013

This week experts from across the outdoor industry gathered to talk about the challenges facing the future of the great outdoors. Our 'Big Discussion' brought together charities, industry professionals and outdoor user groups to address the big issues.

RS Harris Scotland

Join the national parks debate

15 November 2013

Ramblers Scotland is calling for Scotland’s third national park to be established on the Isle of Harris and for a western extension to the Cairngorms National Park boundary.

Coastal walk on the Dengie Peninsula

Coastal campaign wins outdoors award

14 November 2013

Our One Coast For All campaign for the England Coast Path has been named environmental or access initiative of the year at the Great Outdoors Awards voted for by members of the public, while Ramblers president Kate Ashbrook was runner up in the outdoor personality of the year category.

Walking for health walk in a park

£1.2m health fund will help English cities get walking, but more is needed

11 November 2013

We’re pleased to hear that the Government is giving five cities in England £1.2million for new walking projects, but want the Department of Health and Public Health England to invest more in walking as the best way to tackle England's costly physical inactivity epidemic.

Fighting the Godmanchester case

Defending the right to challenge decisions

07 November 2013

We’ve spoken up about proposed changes to the law about judicial review – the process through which the way decisions have been made by public bodies can be challenged – which would have a negative impact on campaigning and lobbying groups if they were to go ahead.

Bangor Bethesda Ramblers

Chief Medical Officer joins us for a walk

07 November 2013

Bangor and Bethesda Ramblers welcomed the Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Ruth Hussey OBE, on their walk in Aber last weekend.

Kate Ashbrook at the kissing gate she installed at Cobstone Hill, Turville, in the Chilterns

One week left to vote for the Ramblers

04 November 2013

Show your support for the Ramblers and vote for us in the Great Outdoors Awards before 10 November.