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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.

Surrey County Council Countryside Access Assistant Nicky Scott

Surrey County Council thank our volunteers

04 October 2013

Surrey County Council have produced a video thanking volunteers including the Farnham Ramblers for their help in maintaining the Surrey countryside.

Group walk in summer

National Assembly for Wales brings in first Active Travel Act

02 October 2013

The Active Travel Act aims to improve routes and facilities for walkers and cyclists in Wales.

View from outcrop

The expert view on walking

01 October 2013

We’ve launched a new area of the website featuring in-depth advice on rights of way and access issues as well as the latest queries our Walk magazine experts have been setting their minds too.

Lake District National Park (image credit: Alan Jones)

What’s your view on biodiversity offsetting?

27 September 2013

The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson was keen to show his interest in biodiversity offsetting, which would see new, bigger or better nature sites created when a development damages the natural environment unavoidably, at the recent National Parks conference.

Level crossing in Scotland

A step forward for crossing railway lines in Scotland

26 September 2013

Ramblers Scotland has welcomed the long-awaited publication of a review of level crossing legislation after walkers spent nearly a decade being discouraged from using ‘private’ crossings by Network Rail.

Stackpole competition winner

Great family photo wins Scramblers competition

26 September 2013

We ran a competition this summer to celebrate the launch of our first ever family walking pack featuring the National Trust Stackpole estate in Pembrokeshire. Find out who won!

Woodland walk

Securing the future of public forests in England

24 September 2013

Having promised public forests in England won’t be sold off the Government is now proposing to create a new body to manage them. We’ve set out our views on the proposals to ensure our forests remain somewhere we can all enjoy.

Kinder Scout plateau

Kinder Scout to be restored to wild roots

20 September 2013

The iconic moorland plateau in the Peak District is set to benefit from a major ecological restoration project led by the National Trust which will reintroduce vegetation and attract birdlife.