Celebrating and recognising volunteers

Without the 26,000 volunteers who give their time to the Ramblers we just wouldn't exist.

Whether looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks or opening up new places to explore, we just couldn't do what we do without our dedicated volunteers. They are a shining example of how we can all make a big difference every day.

To find out how you can recognise a special volunteer visit our certificate and commendation nominations page.

Here's to our volunteers!

Voting has closed

Voting for our 2018 award recipients has now closed. We'll be announcing the awardees in the spring at a special awards ceremony. You can still nominate a special volunteer for recognition on our certificates and commendations nomination page.

You can find out more about our nominees below.

Inspiring walkers

This award recognises an inspirational volunteer, or group of volunteers, who have helped other people to put one foot in front of the other. Whether they are taking their first steps or are a seasoned walker this award recognises that volunteer who encouraged, supported and inspired them to get out and get active.


This award recognises a volunteer or group of volunteers who have changed something or gone about a challenge in a different way to help us reach more people or achieve our aims more effectively.

Protecting & expanding where we walk

This award recognises a volunteer, or group of volunteers, who have been a leading voice on walking matters. They may help to protect, maintain or keep an eye on every single path in their area.

Sedbury path maintenance Nov 2016

Volunteer commendations and certificates

Find out how you can nominate volunteers for commendations and certificates throughout the year.