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airambWalkers are being urged to join the third in a series of historic hikes around the Kent countryside next weekend (April 27th), followed by collection in aid of the county’s Air Ambulance.

Lifelong rambler Geoff Ettridge, otherwise known as Geoff Rambler, will lead a seven-mile Kent Messenger Walk from St Mary Hoo to Egypt Bay.

At 10 am, the party will set off from the Fenn Bell pub which is believed to take its name from the fact that bells would be rung to help travelers and shepherds find their way off the marshes in bad weather. More

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The Ramblers will be hosting Great Britain’s biggest ever short walks festival from 4 – 11 May in a drive to get more people discovering the wonder of walking in 2013. This festival is supporting Britain on Foot, a campaign to encourage more people in Britain to get active in the great outdoors. More

As thousands of people headed out walking this bank holiday weekend, some of England’s greatest national walking treasures are at risk – warns Ramblers as they launch their appeal for National Trails.

From the peace and quiet of the Wolds Way to the buzzing city life of the Thames Path, from the rugged hills of the Pennine Way to the spectacular coastal views of the South West Coast Path – National Trails offer some of the best places to walk in the country. However, under new government proposals these treasured pieces of England’s natural heritage are to be handed over to hard-pressed local authorities and voluntary groups. If these proposals go ahead, it will leave the Trails without an organisation to champion them nationally, posing an enormous risk to their quality. More

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