A report on The Ramblers

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A path maintenance team from The Ramblers.

Trading name of the Ramblers Association, Great Britain's leading walking charity.

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Old Nags Head, Edale. The traditional start point of the Pennine Way.

Pennine Way

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National Trail in England, with a small section in Scotland.

National Trail in England, with a small section in Scotland.

Old Nags Head, Edale. The traditional start point of the Pennine Way.
Paved surface of the Pennine Way on Black Hill
Pule Hill, as visible from the Pennine Way along the Standedge Circuit
Hebden Bridge
Highland Cattle on the Pennine Way, above Malham Cove, with Ing Scar in the background
High Cup
Hadrian's Wall
the Cheviot is ascended as part of the official trail.
Kirk Yetholm, the traditional end point of the Pennine Way.
alt=Pennine Way Signpost|A waymark at Airton
alt=The limestone cliff at Malham Cove|The limestone cliff at Malham Cove
alt=Pen-y-ghent|Pen-y-ghent
alt=Tan Hill Inn|Tan Hill Inn
alt=High Force|High Force
alt=The Summit of Cross Fell|The Summit of Cross Fell, the highest point of the Pennines
alt=Kielder Forest|The Pennine Way passes through parts of the Kielder Forest
alt=Byrness Church|The Church at Byrness

Although not the United Kingdom's longest National Trail (this distinction belongs to the 1014 km South West Coast Path), it is according to The Ramblers "one of Britain's best known and toughest".

Tom Stephenson (activist)

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British journalist and a leading champion of walkers' rights in the countryside.

British journalist and a leading champion of walkers' rights in the countryside.

He was for many years from 1948 the Secretary of the Ramblers' Association.

Sign on Bodmin Moor, citing the Countryside and Rights of Way Act, and noting that the land is open access. It also warns of abandoned mine shafts in the area.

Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

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The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (c.

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (c.

Sign on Bodmin Moor, citing the Countryside and Rights of Way Act, and noting that the land is open access. It also warns of abandoned mine shafts in the area.

The Act implements the so-called "right to roam" (also known as jus spatiandi) long sought by the Ramblers' Association and its predecessors, on certain upland and uncultivated areas of England and Wales.

Kinder Downfall, Derbyshire, England. Kinder Scout was the site of a mass trespass in 1932.

Freedom to roam

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General public's right to access certain public or privately owned land, lakes, and rivers for recreation and exercise.

General public's right to access certain public or privately owned land, lakes, and rivers for recreation and exercise.

Kinder Downfall, Derbyshire, England. Kinder Scout was the site of a mass trespass in 1932.
Camping in a forest in Femundsmarka National Park, Norway
Czech Hiking Markers System for trail blazing has been adopted in Central Europe and elsewhere

The Ramblers' Association, which works to increase the rights of walkers in the United Kingdom, was a driving force behind this legislation.

Computer simulation of a human walk cycle. In this model the head keeps the same level at all times, whereas the hip follows a sine curve.

Walking

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One of the main gaits of terrestrial locomotion among legged animals.

One of the main gaits of terrestrial locomotion among legged animals.

Computer simulation of a human walk cycle. In this model the head keeps the same level at all times, whereas the hip follows a sine curve.
Racewalkers at the World Cup Trials in 1987
Nordic walkers
Free heels are a defining characteristic of ski touring
Human Walking Cycle
Hiking with full packs.
Gauchetière Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Two king penguins and one gentoo penguin walking on a beach on South Georgia, British overseas territory
The walk, a four-beat gait
An Asian elephant walking
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One program to encourage walking is "The Walking the Way to Health Initiative", organized by the British walkers association The Ramblers, which is the largest volunteer led walking scheme in the United Kingdom.

Dalton in 1940

Hugh Dalton

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British Labour Party economist and politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1945 to 1947.

British Labour Party economist and politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1945 to 1947.

Dalton in 1940
Dalton (right), Minister of Economic Warfare, and Colin Gubbins, chief of the Special Operations Executive, talking to a Czech officer during a visit to Czech troops near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Dalton in 1962
The paved surface of the Pennine Way on Black Hill in the Peak District National Park

An avid outdoorsman, he served a term as president of the Ramblers Association, which promoted walking tours.

Nicholas van Hoogstraten in 1988

Nicholas van Hoogstraten

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British businessman involved in property and a convicted criminal.

British businessman involved in property and a convicted criminal.

Nicholas van Hoogstraten in 1988
Nicholas van Hoogstraten in 1988
View of Hamilton Palace, 2015
Aerial view of Hamilton Palace, 2002
Hoogstraten on After Dark

He was involved in a long-running dispute with the Ramblers' Association and a legal battle with the local authority over a right of way crossing the land around the mansion.

Map of Pilgrims Way near Titsey, Surrey. The upper route, on the brow of the North Downs, is the ancient trackway (note the archaeological finds at the top left); the lower, almost in the valley, is the route surmised by the Ordnance Survey in the 19th century

Pilgrims' Way

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Historical route supposedly taken by pilgrims from Winchester in Hampshire, England, to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury in Kent.

Historical route supposedly taken by pilgrims from Winchester in Hampshire, England, to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury in Kent.

Map of Pilgrims Way near Titsey, Surrey. The upper route, on the brow of the North Downs, is the ancient trackway (note the archaeological finds at the top left); the lower, almost in the valley, is the route surmised by the Ordnance Survey in the 19th century
A section of the lower route, eroded into the slope, in Surrey
In the Middle Ages the pilgrims' route left the ancient trackway to climb St Martha's Hill
On the Pilgrims' Way near Trottiscliffe, Kent

Much of the traditional route of the Pilgrims' Way is now part of the modern road network and the Ramblers have previously advised walkers wishing to follow it to use St. Swithun's Way between Winchester and Farnham and the North Downs Way between Farnham and Canterbury as an alternative.