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March 2017
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Public money for public goods
With Brexit still hogging the headlines, we have turned our attention to how it could affect funding for our paths and open access land. There has been a lot of discussion about the shortcomings of the Common Agricultural Policy and how it might be improved. One way is by having agricultural payments which are based on outcomes which enhance the environment and our enjoyment of it.

We have drafted our vision for how a new payment system should work. Help us shape this by giving us your views by 28th April.

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Housing White Paper – please give us your views
The Government has published a Housing White Paper, setting out proposals to build more houses in England primarily through changes to the planning system. There are a number of proposals to welcome, but we also want to ensure that the planning system provides not only houses but healthy communities; places that are designed to encourage people to go about their everyday lives on foot through the provision of green routes and spaces.

We are seeking members’ views on this consultation and have published our own draft response online.

Please send any comments to Kate Conto, our senior policy officer at kate.conto@ramblers.org.uk by 18th April 2017.

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Big Welsh Walk Challenge
Registration for Ramblers Cymru’s inaugural Big Welsh Walk Challenge is open. Offering four bespoke routes, from a 2 mile Health Challenge walk, to 15 miles across the hills and valleys of Ceredigion, this event in beautiful mid-Wales has something for everyone.

Set in the stunning landscapes around Devil’s Bridge, an area recently made famous by the BBC4 crime drama Hinterland, the Challenge is open to all.  All routes will be marshalled and supported by the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team. Entry fees apply.

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Watch our camping byelaws video
Watch our short film about Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park banning free camping at many of their most popular spots from March-September each year. 

Thousands of people have already watched the video, which features Ramblers Scotland director Brendan Paddy trying out a permit site at Loch Venachar.  We don't want to see the byelaws renewed when they come up for review in 2020. Let us know how the byelaws impact you by emailing scotland@ramblers.org.uk.

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Ramblers Roadshow - Skill up, step out
Book your free place on a Ramblers Roadshow in Leicestershire and Surrey now! Get more from your Ramblers membership and meet other members, walking experts and specialist partners at one of our Ramblers Roadshow events. 

Learn more about our organisation and vision, what we do as a charity and the impact that we make, and get the chance to develop your skills and knowledge as a walker or as a Ramblers volunteer.   

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Try a Ramblers Route
West Stow and Icklingham (The King's Forest), Suffolk
  • Difficulty: Leisurely
  • Walking time: 4 hours
  • Length: 18.4km / 11.4mi
A walk exploring countryside of Breckland, a Roman town under the surface, mediaeval villages (Icklingham All Saints and St James), agriculture on the light land, forestry in the King's Forest and the first tank development area in First World War.

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Win tickets to The Knitting & Stitching Shows
We’ve teamed up with The Knitting & Stitching Shows to give Ramblers members the chance to win a pair of  VIP tickets to any of The Knitting & Stitching Shows. Plus five runners-up will receive standard entry tickets to the show.

The shows have been running for over 25 years and are the premiere textile events in the UK. Try one of the many knitting, sewing and quilting workshops on offer, take a class in the dress-making studio, be inspired by the professionally curated textile galleries and shop from over 300 specialist craft suppliers.

The competition closes at 2pm on Friday 22nd April. Good luck!

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Walking with dogs
Dog lovers like nothing more than taking their faithful canine for a stroll, be it in a local park or in our wonderful countryside. Most dog walkers are mindful of their dog’s presence, but there are things to consider when walking in the countryside to ensure you, your dog and other countryside users can all enjoy the countryside safely and responsibly.

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Our Spring sale ends soon
Have you always wanted a Ramblers t-shirt or rucksack cover? Take advantage of amazing discounts in our Ramblers Shop today… for a limited time only you can save up to 40% on Ramblers products in our biggest ever sale. But hurry – the sale ends 31 March.

Every purchase you make will help to fund our charitable work.

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