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The Perimeter is a photography project by Quintin Lake based on walking 10,000km around the coast of Britain in sections. This gallery showcases a selection of photographs from the project. Find out more and purchase prints at Source: Coastal Perimeter Photo Gallery – Ramblers

  The chances are that if you report a path that needs clearing that Peter James and a team from the Norfolk Area Ramblers will attend to it. Peter spends up to 3 or 4 days a week (!) keeping your paths clear. That is a HUGE amount of work.  He frequently has a team of people to help him but he could always do with a bit more help. This weekend a few of us from Hike Norfolk went to help him out.  If you can spare a few hours of your time giving  a bit back to the countryside that you have been enjoying you will be sure to have a sense of satisfaction of a job well done. It is really quite fun to have a go with a hedge trimmer! Peter drives an orange lawnmower / path cutter, which helps a great deal. When there is…

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“Get walking Britain! Walking makes you feel happier and healthier, and we think everyone should enjoy the benefits. Which is why we’re getting Britain on its feet. Join us for a walk, invite your friends and help us get everyone, everywhere to discover the joys of walking. It’s as easy as… Register to find group walks, routes and walking festivals near you Log your walks and invite your friends to get involved Earn badges and win prizes!”

Norfolk residents who love the outdoors are being encouraged to record sightings of local wildlife in a bid to support Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s conservation efforts. WildWalks is a new online recording tool, established by The Wildlife Trusts in partnership with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). It will allow people to log wildlife sightings and map records of plants and animals across NWT’s target areas for landscape-scale conservation, known as Living Landscapes, and in some nature reserves. Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Why not check out the Woodland Trust’s guide to British trees, and then test your knowledge when you go for a walk next? Trees, woods and wildlife Our woods and trees are home to more wildlife than any other landscape. Ancient woodland is particularly precious , supporting over 200 of our rarest and most threatened species. Hedgerows, copses, woods, wood pasture and parkland all have a unique character, biodiversity and eco-system. Together they make up vital habitat links, connecting wildlife across the landscape and helping species to survive and thrive. Explore British Trees, from alder to wych elm. Find out what they look like, where they grow, and how they’ve been used by people. Take a journey through different types of woodland habitats, and discover the amazing animals, plants and fungi that rely on woods and trees to survive. The Woodland Trust

Did you know, according to this months Walk magazine, that this year marks the 80th anniversary of the trig pillar? There Liz, Clive and I were posing on the one on Kinder Scout the other week, and I was think about how trig pillars always seem to result in the desire on the part of walkers to climb on them.   The Retriangulation of Britain was started in 1936 in Cold Ashby in Northamptonshire using these all important structures. Maps were created, which walkers have and do use when exploring the countryside. Unfortunately as they are no longer needed and are falling into disrepair.  If you find one falling down, then you can tell the Ordnance Survey and they will repair it.  Read more on p24 of Walk.

  Do your map reading skills need a bit of brushing up? If you knew a bit more would you feel a bit more confident to explore those places you have always wanted to go or lead your friends on an interesting walk or plan a new walk from scratch? Why not read the Ramblers’ guides to navigation?  Source: Navigation – Ramblers

Join Britain’s biggest walking charity to help everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. The Ramblers  is the only charity dedicated to looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks, opening up new places to explore and encouraging everyone to  get outside and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. We are recruiting a campaigns officer to develop and deliver effective and innovative campaigns that support the Ramblers’ mission. In this exciting role you will engage with supporters and the wider public on campaigns. You will support, develop and train volunteers so that the Ramblers’ campaigning priorities can be delivered positively and effectively at national, regional and local levels. As a passionate campaigner for change, you will keep abreast of developments in the campaigning sector and be keen to try new approaches. This role sits within the newly formed Engagement Team, which is…

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“1 January 2026 is the cut-off date for adding historic paths to what is known as the definitive map: the official record of the public’s rights of way in an area. When a path is on this map, it not only means we have a right to walk on it, but it is much easier to protect and maintain. However, any path which came into existence before 1949 and that has not been requested to be on the map by 2026 will be lost – forever! We’ve been working with the government to make sure that the process for registering paths on the definitive map is as easy as it can be so that as many paths as possible can be recorded before it is too late. Take action! Since 1998, when moves to close the definitive maps to historic paths were first seriously proposed, many of you have been…

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