Derby & South Derbyshire Ramblers

Working for walkers

Aims of the Ramblers' Association

The Ramblers' Association is Britain's biggest charity working to promote walking and to improve conditions for all walkers.


Through our network of dedicated volunteers and staff, we support all who walk, from beginners to experienced enthusiasts, family groups to solitary strollers and the very young to the young at heart.


We are dedicated to:

  • safeguarding Britain's unique network of public paths - all too often, they are illegally blocked, obstructed and overgrown. We work with local authorities to make them a pleasure to walk on.
  • providing information to help you plan your walk and enjoy it in safety and comfort.
  • increasing access for walkers - our work is helping to establish statutory rights of access to the outdoors.
  • protecting the countryside and green spaces from unsightly and polluting developments so that walkers can enjoy their tranquillity and beauty.
  • educating the public about their rights and responsibilities and the health and environmental benefits of walking so that everyone can enjoy our wonderful heritage.



Watch our seven minute DVD for more on our campaigns, old and new. Press "Play" button in centre of image to start the DVD, please note that the file is very large and could take awhile to download depending on your connection speed (14Mb).




The association is a democratic, voluntary organisation, registered as a charity.


Friday, January 18, 2019