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January 2017
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Together, we are creating happy healthy communities
The Ramblers began a relationship with players of People’s Postcode Lottery last year.  With players’ support we created Walk About, our biggest ever walking festival. The festival saw thousands of people joining over 1,800 group walks covering a staggering 14,835 miles across Britain, that's over 1,097,790 calories burned – the equivalent of over 15,000 digestive biscuits! 

We are thrilled to be extending our relationship this year. An award of £450,000 will help us in our mission to get everyone, everywhere enjoying walking. We will build on the success of Walk About, which will become an annual event from 2018, and make our Festival of Winter Walks even bigger and better this December.

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Network Rail campaign speeds up
Over the last few months Ramblers have been campaigning against the proposed closures of more than 100 level crossings over rights of way in East Anglia. The second round of consultations on the closures has now finished and we’re waiting for Network Rail to submit their final proposals which we will be ready to object to if they don’t represent the best solutions for walkers.

In the meantime, our chief executive Vanessa Griffiths is meeting with Network Rail and the DEFRA minister with responsibility for rights of way to put forward our objections face-to-face. Local volunteers have also been lobbying their MPs. Show your support for the campaign by signing our petition. 

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Help lead the way for Britain’s walking charity
Do you love walking? Can you help the Ramblers create a Britain where everyone has the freedom to enjoy the outdoors on foot?
At this year’s general council 5 board members will be elected to the board of trustees. This is an exciting opportunity to join Britain’s walking charity and drive the Ramblers’ mission to help everyone, everyone enjoy the benefits of walking.

Anyone who has been a Ramblers member for a minimum of 12 months can put themselves forward for election. You do not have to be active with your local area or group, or hold any other volunteer positions. 

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Help put more Scottish paths on the map!
Since 2003, Scottish councils have created a 17,000km network of their most important routes - known as core paths. Yet sadly there's no requirement for these to be shown on Ordnance Survey maps, and some aren't included at all - making it harder for walkers, cyclists, horse-riders and tourists to plan days out.

Please help Ramblers Scotland make the case for change by showing your support here.

We've had positive discussions with OS and are hopeful that – with your help – 2017 will be the year when all core paths are finally put on the map.

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Ramblers Roadshow events – new dates added
Don’t forget to sign up to one of our Ramblers Roadshow events across Great Britain. These free events for members and volunteers will give you an opportunity to find out more about how to get the most out of your Ramblers membership, to meet other members and volunteers and get direct access to our walking experts and specialist partners. It’s also a great chance to learn more about our organisation and vision, what we do as a charity and the impact that we make, as well as having the chance to develop your skills and knowledge as a walker or as a volunteer. 

We’ve now added three more dates to these events in Leicestershire, Buxton and Leeds. Tickets are in demand so to avoid disappointment book your place today.

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£2 off CAMRA Pub Walks books
CAMRA Books, the publishing arm of the Campaign for Real Ale, is offering Ramblers' members £2 off each book in the CAMRA's Pub Walks series. Written by beer expert, pub enthusiast and experienced walker Bob Steel, these books combine clear, OS mapping and detailed walking routes with recommendations of great pubs and information about local features, history, transport and accommodation. The titles are: Lake District, Peak District, South East, Edinburgh, Yorkshire and London.

When you reach the checkout page - enter the code ramjanpw in the Discount Code box and click Apply Coupon. (Offer valid until 28/02/17 and excludes CAMRA members. Postage applies.)

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White Cliffs with Julia Bradbury
Ramblers Walking Holidays, the original walking experts, have a unique walking holiday opportunity where you can experience walking the rolling hills and spectacular coastal cliffs of the High Weald and the South Downs National Park with the chance to meet their ambassador Julia Bradbury on the last day of this holiday and chat with her over dinner. This fantastic trip takes place in June 2017 and starts from £799.

Places are limited so book your place today. 

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Show the love
We’re joining hundreds of other organisations to take part in the Climate Coalition’s show the love week, from 7 - 14 February to show what we love and don’t want to lose to climate change. The overall aim of the campaign is to get Government to commit to clean energy within a generation.

Do you have a favourite place to walk that’s being affected? Let us know by tweeting @RamblersGB #showthelove. You can also design and wear your own green heart to show your support for the campaign.

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Try a Ramblers Route
Trains, boats and maybe even planes, around East Grinstead
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Walking time: 5 hours
  • Length 17.7km / 11.0mi
A circular route, mainly to the south of East Grinstead, first across farm & woodland then crossing the Bluebell Railway & following the shore of Weir Wood reservoir. The steepest uphill section can be avoided by taking the shorter, alternative route.

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