Campaign with us - protect the places we walk
Add your voice to our campaigns to protect the places we walk for everyone
Protect the places we walk
Walking is a simple pleasure that should be open to everyone, everywhere and is a right to be protected
We campaign across England, Scotland and Wales to open the way by removing the barriers to walking and we step up to protect the places we all love to wander.
Our walking rights and network of footpaths didn’t happen by accident. They’re the result of the Ramblers long history of campaigning since 1935.
We’ve already taken great strides. We fought to establish National Parks and National Trails. We won the freedom to roam across Scotland and millions of acres of the English and Welsh countryside. We successfully campaigned for everyone to enjoy Britain’s entire coastline on foot.
Still today we Ramblers are a bold bunch and we’ll do what it takes to protect and expand our rights to walk across Britain.
Freedom to roam
The freedom to roam gives everyone the chance to get out walking, connect with nature and explore the beautiful outdoors. It gives us all the right to walk in nature, without fear of trespassing.
But, right now, it only covers 8% of England. And it is not equally distributed.
We want the freedom to roam expanded to cover woodland, watersides and more grassland.
Improve access to nature for everyone, everywhere, everyday.
Nature is a simple, universal pleasure that should be available to everyone, everywhere.
But it’s not.
The UK Government is passing key legislation in England that will shape our access to nature for generations to come.
Don’t Lose Your Way
With the help of thousands of volunteers, we have found and mapped over 49,000 miles of paths that could be lost forever unless we come together to save them.
The UK government has set a deadline of 1 January 2026 for all historic paths to be registered for inclusion on official maps.
Our Paths Our Future
In Wales, we are collecting signatures from walkers and the public calling on the Welsh Government to provide additional funding for the path network. With an estimated 50% of public rights of way not currently accessible, more needs to be done to protect and address the problems we are facing.
Join the campaigns
Help us to expand the freedom to roam. It is one of the biggest things we can do to increase access to the outdoors for everyone.
We have searched England and Wales and found over 49,000 miles of paths that could be lost forever. Time is running out to save them for future generations.
We’re campaigning to save the internationally-protected dunes at Coul Links in the Scottish Highlands from a terrible golf development plan. The bid would harm the natural landscape for walkers and restrict access, with seven holes crossing the John o’ Groats Trail.