East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Ramblers

walking to protect our local countryside

'Radical Change' needed on Countryside

A House of Lords Select Committee has published a report [22nd March 2018] stating there should be radical change in how the countryside is looked after. It recommends stripping the environment department Defra of its power to regulate on rural affairs, and reforming the Countryside Code. For a brief summary click HERE


Ramblers GB Walking Festival Plans 2018

Published in June 2017, this document outlines progress and plans for Ramblers Walking Festivals leading up to 'Walk About' during the week Saturday 26 May – Sunday 3 June 2018, supported by 'People's POSTCODE Lottery'.

It will be of use to Walks Secretaries now planning 2018 Spring/Summer programme.

To read the document click HERE

Important High Court Decision involving Railway Crossings

On 7th April 2017 the result of important litigation involving Ramblers, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Nottinghamshire County Council and Network Rail being heard in the Queens Bench Division of the High Court was published.

It impacts upon certain rights of way crossing railway lines.

The Court's judgement is currently being considered by Ramblers Legal Team

To read the full judgement [84 paragraphs] click HERE

Ramblers New President

StuartMaconieWalkSummer2016Stuart Maconie the well known radio presenter, broadcaster, journalist and keen walker has been announced as President of Ramblers. To read more click HERE

English Coast Path Update - September 2017

North East and Yorkshire Coastline Update

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Work is well underway on the England Coast Path, a National Trail around all of England’s coast line. Natural England expects to complete work on the England Coast Path in 2020 and recently [September 2017] published an updated map including the sections in our Ramblers area.

Details can be viewed by clicking COAST.

Natural England also published their timetable to create a new National Trail – the England Coast Path by 2020 - Click HERE to see it.

2026 - Countdown to Prevent Loss of Footpaths

Time is getting nearer for preventing the loss of unclaimed 'Rights of Way'. This issue has recently been flagged up in an article in the Guardian newspaper.

To read the item click 2026

Walk Leaders Checklist and ICE card

Ramblers Central Office has recently published a revised Walk Leaders Checklist. Click HERE for a copy.

Also an ICE [in case of emergency] card for use by members.  Click HERE for an example.

Both are laminated and supplies can be ordered by Group Secretaries.

Coach Rambles 2018

CoachA wet soggy spring but Group Coach Rambles are now organised. Beverley, Ryedale and York are taking bookings - Pocklington is now full. For further details click HERE