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Walking in Malhamdale

HF Holidays celebrate centenary with free open days

12 August 2013

Britain’s largest walking and outdoor leisure holiday specialist are opening the doors of two of their country houses on 6 October and will be running local walks to give you a taster of what an HF Holidays walking holiday is all about.

Southern Vectis bus Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Ramblers make it easier to leave the car at home

12 August 2013

Ramblers on the Isle of Wight have developed a series of car-free walks using the local bus network which take in some of the island’s most inspiring locations.

The Isle of Wight Ramblers installing a stairway at Binnel Bay

No coast path for Isle of Wight but work carries on to improve seaside access

09 August 2013

Despite the Government’s decision not to include the Isle of Wight in plans for the England Coast Path, Ramblers on the island are still hard at work improving access to the seaside.

The Walsall Ramblers recieve the Cannock Chase AONB Volunteer of the Year Award

Walsall Ramblers recognised for volunteering efforts

08 August 2013

The Walsall Ramblers were presented with the Cannock Chase AONB Volunteer of the Year Award last week for their efforts to clear vegetation from the area and create local walks for people to further enjoy what is a unique pocket of the Staffordshire countryside.

Urmston footpath

Ramblers in Trafford restore footpath link to Trans Pennine Trail

08 August 2013

The Ramblers Trafford Group are celebrating the opening of a previously blocked footpath linking the town of Urmston to the coast-to-coast Trans Pennine Trail and the River Mersey with a walk on Saturday 10 August.

Newsnight presenter Rajesh Mirchandani talks to Benedict Southworth

Newsnight report: Government lacks enthusiasm for coast path

07 August 2013

A BBC Newsnight report on the England Coast Path aired this week has shown that the Government’s enthusiasm in a continuous path around the English coast is waning.

Shropshire Young Ramblers on Mount Toubkal

Shropshire Young Ramblers reach new heights

07 August 2013

The Shropshire Young Ramblers undertake a wide variety of walks all over Shropshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Wales and even took on the 4,167m Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and North Africa, in May.

Walkers on the beach

Coast path a cure for struggling seaside towns

05 August 2013

A Centre for Social Justice report highlighting coastal poverty in Britain has affirmed once more that the Government must step up on its promise for an England Coast Path which could transform ailing coastal economies.

Walking trainers

Local residents get path recognised in Leeds

05 August 2013

Residents in Morley, Leeds, have been successful in their campaign to get a path which was closed 11 years ago reopened and officially recorded and were celebrating their victory last week.

Walker Miles 'Chief Pathfinder' (third from left)

Rambling pioneer recognised in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

05 August 2013

Born 160 years ago this month, the nineteenth century rambler Edmund Seyfang Taylor, who wrote walking guidebooks under the pseudonym “Walker Miles”, has found a place in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.