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Path connecting to village green saved

04 July 2013

A path linking people living in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, to an area of green open space has been saved thanks to a seven year campaign by local residents which we supported.

Bristol Walking Festival

MPs discuss Ramblers concerns on plans to close paths

03 July 2013

Our concerns about closing footpaths under controversial measures in the Anti-Social Behaviour Bill were discussed by MPs yesterday.

Tony Drake Bench Cambrian Way

Celebrating the work of Tony Drake

02 July 2013

A bench in memory of Tony Drake has been unveiled on the Cambrian Way.

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Love your countryside this week

01 July 2013

The National Farmers’ Union’s ‘Love Your Countryside’ drive is encouraging people to get outdoors and enjoy the British countryside responsibly this week and beyond.

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EU agricultural payments should be used to improve opportunities for walking

28 June 2013

With agreement recently reached on reforms to the EU-wide system of payments to farmers and land managers we want Defra ministers to ensure this public money is used to open up and protect the countryside.

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What will Government spending plans mean for walkers?

27 June 2013

We’re keeping a close eye on the Government’s spending plans including the latest round of departmental cuts, which will total some £11.5bn for the financial year 2015-16.

Walkers on Pontesford Hill

England’s two main environmental agencies not to merge

27 June 2013

We’re welcoming the news announced today that Natural England and the Environment Agency, the two bodies responsible for the environment in England, are not to merge.

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Manchester Ramblers to fight footpath closure

26 June 2013

The Manchester Ramblers will be in court on 1 July in a last ditch attempt to prevent the permanent closure of a public footpath in Chorlton.

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Minister throws doubt on coast path

25 June 2013

We fear that the England Coast Path is set to be scrapped, following remarks from Environment Minister Richard Benyon.

Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Silver Slashers on the boardwalk

25 June 2013

The Silver Slashers path maintenance team's most ambitious project to date - installing a boardwalk in an ancient wetland in Anglesey - was officially opened on Friday 14 June.