Volunteer news archive


Renewable energy guidance a step in the right direction

30 July 2013

We welcomed the publication of new government guidance for local authorities on renewable energy developments today, which is designed to ensure that the need for renewable energy does not override concerns about its impact on the environment.

Old railway line at Borders Abbey Waym credit Coldstream Ramblers

New inquiry to assess public transport in isolated communities

25 July 2013

The Transport Committee, a select committee of the House of Commons, is calling for evidence to determine how best to meet the travel needs of people living in isolated communities. We’d like your views to help shape our response to the committee.

Railway track

Route for high-speed rail extension to Manchester and Leeds goes under review

17 July 2013

We’ll be scrutinizing proposals for the extension of the HS2 network from Birmingham north to Manchester and Leeds as a formal consultation on the preferred route gets underway today.

Canal towpath

Adopt a canal

10 July 2013

As it reaches its first birthday the Canal & River Trust is today (2 July 2013) launching an appeal for communities to transform their local canal or river through adopting mile-long stretches of waterways across England and Wales.

Policy and Campaigns Conference Edale Ramblers Inn

A successful Campaigns and Policy Conference

05 July 2013

On the weekend of 15 and 16 June 2013 Ramblers volunteers from all over England and Wales met in Edale to share ideas and input into our future Campaigns and Policy Strategy. Find out about the weekend and the resources now availanble.

Path on the outskirts of Guisborough

Local Ramblers secure circular route linking to Cleveland Way

05 July 2013

A section of a well-used path on the outskirts of Guisborough, North Yorkshire, has been reopened to the public thanks to a local campaign and now links residents to the surrounding countryside and to the Cleveland Way National Trail.


Government publish Bill to take forward Stakeholder Working Group recommendations

04 July 2013

The Government has published plans to simplify the process for claiming paths as rights of way or having them diverted.

Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Silver Slashers on the boardwalk

25 June 2013

The Silver Slashers path maintenance team's most ambitious project to date - installing a boardwalk in an ancient wetland in Anglesey - was officially opened on Friday 14 June.


Social media guidance

21 June 2013

We've recently added some resources to the social media toolkit in the Volunteer Zone. We'd like to find out how we can support you further.

John Bunting Ramblers vice president with Kate Ashbrook

Remembering Ramblers vice president John Bunting

21 June 2013

John Bunting, Ramblers vice-president and access campaigner, has sadly passed away aged 95.

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