Walking those Local Paths

I wrote this three years ago. We had no idea then just how important local paths were to become in these days of pandemic. So please help the Ramblers claim those 49000 miles of paths that are not yet on the Definitive Map. Fight this government’s proposals to make your freedom to roam in our… Continue reading Walking those Local Paths

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Join the Greater Manchester Ramblers Day of Action.

The Ramblers are holding a ‘day of action’ on Tuesday April 20th to call for the next Mayor of Greater Manchester to create more green walking routes. The event will involve Greater Manchester Ramblers taking photos along their favourite walks close to home and sharing them on social media. They hope this will highlight the great green… Continue reading Join the Greater Manchester Ramblers Day of Action.

On Murton Pike

Murton Pike is magnificent. No matter how many times I climb this, the highest of the three pikes that seem to guard the Eden valley from the long ridge of the Pennines, I never fail to be impressed. We hadn’t been up the Pike since before lockdown and today was a warm and hazy day.… Continue reading On Murton Pike

On Silver How

Our first proper walk in the Lake district, since the relieving of lockdown was to visit an old favourite – Silver How above Grasmere. A modest height and an easy walk, maybe. But I’ll argue the point that Silver How – seen from Grasmere – is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and downright beautiful… Continue reading On Silver How

The Trespassing Judge

From the Chester Courant newspaper, November 8th 1933. “During the hearing of a civil case at Chester Assizes, last week, Mr Justice Mackinnon asked counsel if they knew how the notice ‘Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted’ originated? When they acknowledged they did not, Mr Justice Mackinnon said: There was an Act passed in the reign of… Continue reading The Trespassing Judge

Where You Can Walk

This is the latest update on the government rules and regulations from The Ramblers… All advice on this page was reviewed on Wednesday 14 April. Walking for exercise and mental wellbeing is more important than ever. To make sure we can all enjoy it safely, it’s important to keep up to date with current coronavirus restrictions.… Continue reading Where You Can Walk

Trespass Petition Debate

Write to your MP – ask them to attend the debate on trespass  Thanks to the 134,000 of you who signed the petition, ‘Don’t criminalise trespass’, MPs will debate this issue in Parliament. The Petitions Committee has scheduled a debate for 19th April 2021. It remains vital that we encourage MPs to attend and represent your views.… Continue reading Trespass Petition Debate

Walking and the Virus

The latest update from The Ramblers… All advice on this page was reviewed on Monday 12 April. Walking for exercise and mental wellbeing is more important than ever. To make sure we can all enjoy it safely, it’s important to keep up to date with current coronavirus restrictions. On this page, you’ll find an overview of… Continue reading Walking and the Virus

The Compleat Trespasser – A Year on

Hard to believe that it’s a year since the new edition of The Compleat Trespasser was published. And what a year! And now we have a government planning to make even some innocent country rambles a criminal offence. A big thank you to everyone who’s bought the book, told their friends about it, left reader… Continue reading The Compleat Trespasser – A Year on

Cross Fell – A Long Walk on the Fiend’s Fell

A walk a while before lockdown… For a walk including the three highest summits in the Pennines you need a good clear day. Because the long ridge of tops on the western edge of the north Pennines offer magnificent views across the Eden Valley to the Lake District in one direction, and over the wild… Continue reading Cross Fell – A Long Walk on the Fiend’s Fell