Ade Morris, our Head of Walking Environments campaigning, sadly leaves today after eleven years at the Ramblers. He’ll be re-train as a religious studies teacher. Ade has been involved in so many different campaigns to protect footpaths, keep walking routes useable, and extend access. He was there during campaigning for the Countryside and Rights of Way Act which secured access to open countryside in England and Wales, and the more recent campaign for legislation to secure a walking route around the whole of our coastline. He organised the Walk Your Paths Challenge a few years ago, to get all footpaths walked and checked, and has recently led on setting up the Ramblers ‘Mystery Walkers’ scheme to help volunteers regularly monitor the state of footpaths across the country. He will make a great teacher, but we’re going to miss him a lot. I’m really pleased to hear that he’s going to become a local Ramblers footpath volunteer – so he’ll still be helping to keep those walking routes open!
It’s goodbye to Ade, but we’ll be saying hello in September to Nicky Philpott, who’ll be joining us as our new Director of Policy and Campaigns. Nicky has many years of experience of campaigning in charities, including the NSPCC, Age Concern England, and Action with Communities in Rural England.
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