The past 4 months have been a very trying time for everyone and for many the only time they got out of their homes was for their Government sanctioned daily exercise – Hancock’s Half Hour!
People who would not normally do ‘exercise’ would take this opportunity to leave the confines of the home. The upshot of all this was increasing numbers of people taking up walking for exercise and escapism
Now that restrictions are starting to be lifted it is important that this momentum is maintained, and that people will continue to walk for exercise and fresh air. To help encourage people to continue their ‘lockdown walking’, The Ramblers have launched their Summer #FeelMore Campaign.
In the words of the Ramblers
…we know how fantastic walking in nature is for both our long-term physical and mental health. This summer, we want to help as many new walkers as possible to feel inspired and supported to keep getting outside and enjoy the incredible feeling of walking freely in the countryside.
They are running an 8-week #feelmore social media challenge with a weekly theme to inspire people to get out and enjoy the full sensory experience of hiking in nature. They are also inviting everyone across social media to share photos, videos, and stories with us this summer from their hikes and walks back out in our great outdoors!
To help facilitate this the Ramblers have recruited a team of Ambassadors and Supporters to share photos and /or videos of your summer walks to inspire as many people as possible to enjoy the outdoors on foot.
I am pleased to announce that I have been asked to be an Ramblers Ambassador for this campaign
Who are The Ramblers?
Previously known as The Ramblers Association, The Ramblers are Britain’s walking charity – protecting and expanding the places we love to walk, campaigning for our walking rights, maintaining our footpaths and encouraging everyone to get out walking in nature.
Born out of the Mass Trespass of 1932, they were fundamentally the catalyst that lead to the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, establishment of the Pennine Way and the ultimately to the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CROW Act) of 2000.
The Ramblers App
The Ramblers app has been created exclusively for its members. It enables you to explore over 3,000 walking routes across Great Britain and access many exclusive members offers.
Some of the key features of the app include:
- 3,000 walking routes
- Features and gear reviews
- Member offers and news
- 50,000 Ramblers group walks across Great Britain
You can download your free exclusive members app from your usual app store by searching for Ramblers. You will need your membership number to sign up on first use. To use the app, you need a smartphone running Apple iOS 8.0 or later, or Android version 5 or later.
On downloading the app and entering my details, I went straight for ‘walking’ and entered my postcode. Straight away I was presented with a choice of 37 walks all within 20 miles of my home. So, there is plenty of choice for all.
Join The Ramblers
Fall in love with the great outdoors, re-connect with nature and get healthier…
Whether you are new to walking or have always loved exploring on foot, discover new places to walk. This summer join The Ramblers and experience that incredible feeling of being outdoors.
As a member of the Ramblers you will be part of an organisation which represents and campaigns for the interests of all walkers in Britain. You will be directly contributing to our work to protect and expand the places people walk and promote walking for health and pleasure.