Protecting and improving paths

The Ramblers work to protect and enhance the footpath network and access to the countryside. 

Since 1935, we’ve been doing everything we can to make sure everyone everywhere can enjoy walking outdoors.

We are dedicated to removing barriers so everyone can enjoy walking in green spaces and to preserving and improving hundreds of thousands of miles of well-loved paths, tracks and trails across England, Scotland, and Wales.

We're committed to campaigning to keep our countryside open to all and to fighting for the things that matter most to walkers.

Green fields with green hills in the distance

Agricultural reform

Changes to farming policy are a great opportunity to strengthen our connection to the natural world.

A wooded moorland valley

Environmental policy reform

The Ramblers’ position on changes to environmental policy in England, and how these can improve access to nature

A group of people standing in a field by a gate.

Path Accessibility Fund

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, our Path Accessibility Fund supports projects that tackle barriers on our path network, making our paths more accessible.

A close up of a 'Private: No public right of way' sign in front of a field

The definitive guide to rights of way law

An invaluable expert guide to rights of way law published by the Ramblers and the Open Spaces Society.

A group of 11 volunteers posing for the photograph

Paths to Wellbeing

Community led project, working with 18 communities in Wales, training volunteers to improve access to nature and local spaces.


Rights of way and cattle

Serious incidents relating to cattle are rare. But when they do occur they can have profound consequences so farmers should minimise the risks to walkers.


Level crossings – What we think | The Ramblers

Rights of way often intersect with railway lines and safe level crossings are therefore really important for walkers.