As well as organising led walks the Ramblers is an active campaigning organisation. Nationally, our campaigning includes defending the national footpath network that makes our work and so many other people's walking possible, the Right to Roam legislation that created the freedom to leave paths in upland, moorland and other designated areas, and the Coastal Path (aka Coastal Access campaign). In the run-up to the 2026 cut-off for claiming Rights of Way, we are trying to get as much as possible saved for the future.
In Inner London, we have a number of on-going campaigns:
- Our London-wide Love London, Walk London campaign (started in the run-up to the 2016 Mayoral elections) has got the ears of opinion formers in City Hall, and continues to make Ramblers the go-to experts in walking for leisure in London
- We support the Thames Central Open Spaces group in its campaign to prevent the construction of the Garden Bridge, which would detrimentally affect the usability of, and views from, the Thames Path and privatise currently public space to provide a tourist attraction in an area that is already dense with them. Find out more here.
- We continue to campaign to legally protect London's footpaths using expertise in the Area and at Central Office to support our local groups in this.