East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Ramblers

walking to protect our local countryside


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

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

Area AGM - 28th January 2017

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Burnby Hall, Pocklington was the venue for East Yorkshire and Derwent Area's 2015 - 2016 AGM. Hosted by Pocklington Group, there was a 6 mile pre meeting morning walk. After lunch the meeting's formal business was conducted to be followed by a presention from guest speaker, Kate Ashbrook, Ramblers Vice President and Trustee.

For more detail and photos click  Photos - Area AGM Walk and Meeting 28th January 2017

Coastal Route Update - March 2017

North East and Yorkshire Coastline Update

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National England  recently [March 2017] published an updated map including the sections in our Ramblers area.

Details can be viewed by clicking COAST.

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

 1st December 2015 - Government confirmed that funding to complete the England Coastal Route by 2020 will be protected. Click HERE to read more.

Annual General Council 2017 - An Update from Ramblers CEO

Vanessa phillips photoVanessa Griffiths, Ramblers Chief Executive Officer has circulated a report of the 2017 Annual General Council, hosted at Southampton plus a few other items of interest. To read her report click HERE

Peter Ayling our Area President and Tom Halstead our Area Secretary were delegates at the event and have prepared a brief overview of the weekend. To read their report click HERE

Network Rail plans risk fragmenting the path network

Although not yet affecting our area, members may be interested in developments in the East Anglia region where level crossing closure proposals by Network Rail could result in more than 100 rights of way being closed or seriously disrupted.

To read more click HERE

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