Volunteer news archive

Path maintenance

Path maintenance volunteers open half a mile of footpath

25 October 2013

Walkers joined Ramblers volunteers for our first ever path maintenance holiday in October, opening up a stretch of footpath at Wendron near Helston in Cornwall to the delight of local residents.

Railway track

Volunteers prepare for HS2 phase 2

22 October 2013

In early October volunteers from Ramblers areas which fall in the line of the proposed route of HS2 phase 2 came together to prepare for the potential impact of the high speed rail link on rights of way in the Midlands and North of England by sharing best practice.

Walking for Health group

Helping move fitter walkers from health walks to Ramblers

17 October 2013

Changes to the Walking for Health programme in England will create new opportunities to welcome former health walkers into the Ramblers. Sign up for online workshops to find out more about working with Walking for Health schemes.

Walker Street (image credit: Geroge Torode)

New anti-social behaviour laws: Government listens to our concerns

14 October 2013

The Government has taken our concerns about the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill and the impact on access into account as it makes its way through Parliament.

Cirencester Ramblers Path Maintenance Volunteers

New path maintenance team gets off to flying start

07 October 2013

The Cirencester Ramblers’ newly established path maintenance group rolled up their sleeves to clear paths near the Cotswold village of Barnsley on 5 October, creating an attractive circular route for walkers to enjoy.

Surrey County Council Countryside Access Assistant Nicky Scott

Surrey County Council thank our volunteers

04 October 2013

Surrey County Council have produced a video thanking volunteers including the Farnham Ramblers for their help in maintaining the Surrey countryside.

Screen grab of 'The expert view'

Digital developments coming soon

01 October 2013

As part of an on-going programme of digital developments and following a review of priorities for our online services, we’ll be consolidating and improving our web presence in the coming months in a number of ways.

Ramblers volunteers

What do you love about volunteering?

27 September 2013

Help us promote the work of the Ramblers and encourage more people to volunteer with us by sending us a testimonial telling us what’s great about volunteering.

Path maintenance training day

Ramblers members in Scotland get stuck into path maintenance

27 September 2013

We teamed up with Paths for All to offer members in Scotland the chance to learn about the importance of path maintenance and gain some practical skills at a training event on 21 September.

Walking group

‘Every Rambler has a walk they want to lead’ says volunteer

25 September 2013

Julie Grier of the Vale of Clwyd Ramblers was inspired by the walk leaders workshop at the volunteer training event in Wrexham in Wales on 9 September and is encouraging more people to try leading walks.

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