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National Trails Appeal launched

23 August 2012

As walkers take to the footpaths for the bank holiday weekend we're stepping up our Campaign for National Trails by launching a National Trails Appeal.

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Plans for an English Coastal Path could extend to the Isle of Wight

14 August 2012

The entire coastline of the Isle of Wight could be opened up to walkers after lobbying from Ramblers to include it in plans for a long-distance coastal path around England.

Cotswold Way waymark (image credit Natural England/Jo Ward)

A new vision for National Trails

01 August 2012

The future of National Trails could be secured if there was a national champion to support and promote them.

Cotswold Way walker (image credit Natural England/Nick Turner)

Love National Trails? We want to hear from you!

25 July 2012

We’re looking for walkers who love National Trails to help us safeguard the gems of our footpath network for generations to come.

Walking to the Games (image credit ODA)

Get to the Games on foot

23 July 2012

Those lucky enough to be going to the Games this summer will have a healthy and convenient alternative to travelling on public transport thanks to guided walks and cycle rides being run to London 2012 venues.

Wyre Forest Ramblers Olympic walk

Ramblers get into the Olympic spirit

23 July 2012

The Wyre Forest Ramblers went on a walk around Much Wenlock, a town with close connections to the modern Olympics, on 15 July to celebrate the UK's Olympic year.

Cleveland Way (image credit: Natural England / Mike Kipling)

Strong support for the Campaign for National Trails

17 July 2012

Countryside advocates have shown their support for the Campaign for National Trails launched on 9 July by signing an open letter from the Ramblers to The Telegraph.

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A tribute to British Mountaineer Roger Payne

13 July 2012

Mountain guide and former General Secretary of the British Mountaineering Council Roger Payne has died following a major avalanche in the Chamonix region in France.

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First stretch of the English Coastal Path opens at Weymouth

10 July 2012

Walkers turned out to celebrate the launch of the first stretch of the English Coastal Path at Weymouth on Friday 6 July.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Wharram view (image credit: Natural England / Mike Kipling)

Campaign for National Trails launched

09 July 2012

We’re launching our ‘Campaign for National Trails’ in response to new government proposals for the management of National Trails in England which we fear would cause a dramatic decline in their quality.