Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Let's tell walkers about Ramblers successes (19/1/11)

There are about six million regular walkers in Britain, and only a fraction of them are Ramblers members. 

But without the Ramblers work to safeguard and expand footpaths, those six million walkers wouldn't have so many wonderful places to go walking!

Imagine what more we could do if more of those walkers were Ramblers members...

I think we can be a bit shy about promoting our successes to walkers and asking them to join...not just to go on led walks - but simply to support our great work. I go on walks where I never see a single promotion of the Ramblers - even though I know the Ramblers have been active in the area.  The RSPB isn't so shy - perhaps that's why it has over one million members! 

Following suggestions by volunteers, we've produced thousands of small waymarked-sized plaques which promote the practical improvement work done by volunteers and at the same time encourage the public to join the Ramblers. (Although some Ramblers Groups already use plaques, not many do, and they rarely mention the specific request: 'join'.)


We have produced hard plaques (to be fixed to wood) and stickers (for use on metal).

They are in our store room at central office now, but I'd rather they were being used to gently exhort the walking public to join us. To see the design, and for details of how your Group can order some, follow the link to our website below:


Tom Franklin

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