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Coast path sign Cornwall

Campaign success: Coast path dream closer to reality

31 October 2013

Walkers can look forward to enjoying a new National Trail after our successful campaign for a continuous path around England’s coast.

Path maintenance

Path maintenance volunteers open half a mile of footpath

25 October 2013

Walkers joined Ramblers volunteers for our first ever path maintenance holiday in October, opening up a stretch of footpath at Wendron near Helston in Cornwall to the delight of local residents.

Walking cartoon

A daily dose of walking

24 October 2013

Walk magazine reader Robert Dangoor sent us a cartoon with the caption ‘The more you walk, the less you need to see your doctor’. We couldn’t agree more. Take a look at the cartoon.

Looking towards Kinder Scout

Sharing the story of the Kinder Trespass decades on

21 October 2013

Following celebrations in 2012 to mark the 80th anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout and a Spirit of Kinder Day in April, the story of this pivotal moment in the history of the access movement continues with the launch of a campaign to create a Kinder Trespass Visitor Centre.

Weymouth coastpath opening

Ramblers President and coastal campaign nominated for awards

18 October 2013

Ramblers President Kate Ashbrook and our One Coast For All campaign for the England Coast Path have been nominated in the Great Outdoors Awards 2013. Have your vote before 10 November.

Group conversation outside

Go all out: Have your say in the great outdoors debate

18 October 2013

Over a thousand people have already told us what impacts their enjoyment of the outdoors and there’s still time to share your own views.

Coastal walking in England

One step closer to Somerset coast path

17 October 2013

Walkers are one step closer to enjoying a continuous path along the Somerset coast following the launch of a public consultation on a proposed 90km route between Brean Down, near Weston-super-Mare, and Minehead.

Path through marram grass

New voices for countryside and access following political reshuffles

10 October 2013

Both the Government and the Labour Party have had reshuffles, meaning new decision-makers and spokespeople will now be overseeing the countryside and access agenda.

Health walk

Getting active saves lives

07 October 2013

We’re calling on the nation to get active with the launch of Walking Works, our joint report with Macmillan Cancer Support which explains how walking can help everyone lead longer, healthier and happier lives.

Cirencester Ramblers Path Maintenance Volunteers

New path maintenance team gets off to flying start

07 October 2013

The Cirencester Ramblers’ newly established path maintenance group rolled up their sleeves to clear paths near the Cotswold village of Barnsley on 5 October, creating an attractive circular route for walkers to enjoy.