Walking issues

Black and white photo, Man in walking gear in the foreground and hills in the background.

Update on the Glover Review

Ensuring the vision of those pioneering Ramblers who brought about the landmark protection is carried forward.

Black and white photo, Man in walking gear in the foreground and hills in the background.

Before 1949

‘In a confused state’
A popular Ramblers guide reveals how problematic old footpath laws were.

Black and white photo, Man in walking gear in the foreground and hills in the background.

1949 Act

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the legislation that sought to protect our natural assets and throw them open to the masses. The result of sustained
lobbying by pioneers of the national parks’ movement, including visionary campaigners from the Ramblers, the 1949 Act safeguarded our rights of way
and laid the foundations for national trails and protected landscapes.

A man and boy wading in a stream, looking into a net

Masterclass: Walking with kids

Walking is a wonderful way to spend family time and get youngsters away from screens and out into the open. Follow our expert advice and parents’ tips to instil a love of walking in the next generation

Illustration of people walking together in the winter snow

Overcoming loneliness

We’re better connected than ever before. So why has loneliness become a public health crisis? And how can walking help?