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Aylesbury Ramblers Walking Festival

Walkers enjoy new route created by Ramblers volunteers

20 September 2013

Over 150 walkers turned out to tread the Outer Aylesbury Ring in Buckinghamshire with the Aylesbury Ramblers on 7 September, just a few months after the group officially opened the route.

Walking group by Thames

Thames Path voted one of world's best city trails

18 September 2013

The Thames Path has been voted the second best urban walk in the world in a new Lonely Planet guide published this month.

Go all out infographic

Everyone's talking about the great outdoors

17 September 2013

We’ve produced an infographic to show what people have been saying as they join our big conversation about the great outdoors. Get inspired and find out how you can get involved.

The Brighton and Hove Ramblers with Caroline Lucas

Walking with MPs

16 September 2013

In the lead up to the next election we’ve been out walking with MPs across England to show them what we do at a local level and tell them about our work for walkers everywhere.

Canal towpath

Google Maps heads off road

13 September 2013

Google has been capturing off road routes in Britain on camera with the help of Canal & River Trust volunteers as it expands the places accessible via its Google Maps Street View technology.

Walkers talking in a visitor centre

A great outdoors debate has many sides

12 September 2013

A big conversation about the outdoors can take many forms, from a casual chat with friends over a post walk pint to a lively discussion amongst outdoor enthusiasts, and there’s plenty to talk about. Make sure your views are heard by getting involved.

Huw Irranca-Davies and Barry Gardiner with The Case for Coast

Bringing the seaside to Westminster

10 September 2013

MPs from across the political parties turned out for the launch of The Case for Coast, our new report highlighting the economic, social and health benefits of an England Coast Path, which we handed out from an ice cream van outside Westminster today.

Walkers on a woodland path

Working together for a better outdoors

10 September 2013

We’ve been working with other charities and outdoor user groups as well as landowners and local government to make the process for recording paths on maps more straightforward for the benefit of everyone who uses the outdoors.

Autumn mushrooms

Autumn walking adventures

09 September 2013

We’ve got lots of walking routes to inspire you for the season ahead, including over 200 woodland walks to choose from.

Naseem Akhtar

Ramblers vice-chair joins the great outdoors debate

06 September 2013

We’ve started a big conversation all over the country to help us decide what we should be doing over the next ten years. Ramblers vice-chair Naseem Akhtar believes we need to tackle the nation’s obesity problem and wants to know what you think too.