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Friday, May 3rd, 2013
I am a staunch defender of the Ramblers. I’ve seen what it can do first-hand… the Ramblers knows how to work for walkers, and it knows how to have fun doing it. We recognise that we need to find our feet in a rapidly changing world. But I know this is just a matter of time, because we are as important now as we’ve ever been.
Friday, April 19th, 2013
For decades the Ramblers have poetically spoken of the ‘refreshment of spirit’ brought about by walking, not only in remote places but indeed just about anywhere.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
On a snowy day in Warwickshire, the BRamblers are hard at work. Ignoring the cold, they’re wheeling wheelbarrows, laying down gravel and having a great time. As dog walkers and local residents walk past, thanking us for the work, it’s clear that we’re doing something special.
Friday, February 22nd, 2013
A decade after Scotland introduced some of the most walker-friendly access legislation in the world, Ramblers Scotland is urging Parliament to celebrate this anniversary with more paths and a quicker process for resolving access disputes on the ground…
Monday, January 28th, 2013
The river is dotted with brightly painted houseboats and even the residential properties on the opposite bank have a colourful carnival appearance. Every so often a blustery shower passes over, disappearing as soon as we secure hoods or open umbrellas
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
From East End gangsters to famous authors, Linda Holloway has crossed paths — and swords — with a cast of extremely colourful characters in her job protecting footpaths as senior enforcement officer at Cornwall Council…
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
For the past two decades, a single landowner has dictated walking in large parts of Sydenham, South Oxfordshire. With two large farms to his name, that cover the entire Western side of the parish and bleed into neighbouring Aston Rowant too, the owner can, with even his smallest actions, determine whether people get from A-B.
Friday, November 2nd, 2012
In the middle of an unassuming patch of grass, at the end of a non-descript cul-de-sac, right on the very fringes of London, is an unremarkable memorial to a man who literally (and I do mean literally) changed the way we look at this country.
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Benny Rothman, a key leader of the 1932 Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout and tireless campaigner for greater access to the countryside, was honored yesterday with the unveiling of a new blue plaque on his former home in Cheshire…
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
It was a pleasing thing to think you trod the same surface as Walton and Cotton. You cannot think it so well now, because when I last looked somebody had buried it alive under tarmac.