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Ramblers in London get up to lots of activities. Check out the individual groups' sites to see what they are up to.

You can see some of what we're up to on Twitter on the side of this page and the articles, below give a bit more detail about what's been going on or is planned in Inner London Area.

Love London, Walk London logoActive travel (walking and cycling) are key to addressing many of London's issues, including reducing congestion, improving physical and mental health, and revitalising local 'town' centres.

In the run-up to the 2016 Mayoral and Greater London Authority elections, the Ramblers' Love London, Walk London campaign called for the new Mayor to employ a Walking Ambassador. Sadiq Khan's manifesto promised a Pedestrian Champion.

This pledge has been fulfilled by the announcement today of Will Norman, as the Mayor's Walking and Cycling Commissioner. We welcome this appointment and look forward to working with him to improve conditions for all walkers across our great city.

We're delighted that our Love London Walk London campaign has been shortlisted for the Ramblers Volunteer Awards 2017 in the Innovation category.

There are three categories of awards this year - Inspiring Walkers, Innovation and Protecting and Expanding Where We Walk - and there were over 90 nominations in total.

You can vote in all of the categories here (but we hope you'll vote for Love London Walk London in Innovation).

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has published a new vision for London: A City for All Londoners.  This document outlines the capital’s top challenges and opportunities across his priority policy areas, as well as the changes that City Hall wants to deliver over the next four years.

The Mayor’s role is to steer London in the right direction as the city changes. A City for All Londoners outlines how he plans to respond positively to pressures on growth, celebrate diversity and unite through our unique culture.  It aims to ensure people from all walks of life are healthy and live well alongside each other. We want to build a city that's open to the world for business and where Londoners experience a high standard of living, fitting for the world’s greatest city.

This document sets out a direction for London, which the Mayor will later expand upon in detailed strategies, including:

  • land use and growth (the London Plan)
  • transport
  • housing
  • economic development
  • the environment
  • policing and
  • crime
  • culture
  • health inequalities 

We welcome the document and its acknowledgement of the importance of walking for transport, health and the environment in in London, and will be responding to the consultation. In particular, we are pleased by the  healthy streets and the “feet first approach” and references to protection of the greenbelt, good design in public spaces, the prioritisation of access to green space in planning, 20mph zones and neighbourhoods that are attractive and accessible.

We will also be encouraging our thousands of members and volunteers in London to respond as individuals when the consultation opens to individuals.

You can read the document and respond to the consultation here.

We're pleased to announce two more dates for our popular walk leader training in September and November.

Thinking of volunteering to lead a walk for your group? Or want to brush up on your leading skills and share your experience with other leaders?

Then join us on a free (to Ramblers members) walk leader training day organised by Inner London Ramblers – a great way to boost your confidence and improve your skills. 

The one-day course is facilitated by an experienced walk leader and trainer and includes a short demonstration walk. It covers all the basic skills of walk leading including:

  • ·       Choosing an appropriate route
  • ·       Qualities of a good walk leader
  • ·       Managing a group
  • ·       What to do before, during and after the walk
  • ·       Dealing with incidents

It’s an interactive day so be prepared to share your own experiences and insights.

Note that the course focuses on group management and walks in easy terrain, including urban areas. It doesn’t cover technical navigation skills or challenging walks in upland areas.

Saturdays 11:00-16:30 hrs:        

23 September 2017  18 November 2017

Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford Street, London SE1 0SU. An excellent venue in a central location close to the Thames Path and on National Cycle Network route 4. Southwark Tube is a short walk away and London Bridge station not that much further.

Courses are open to all Ramblers members, regardless of your group, and are free, subject to availability. 

Lunch isn’t provided, so bring a packed lunch or there are shops and cafés nearby. Bring outdoor clothing and comfortable footwear for the demonstration walk.

Advance booking is essential. Book online at Eventbrite or contact chairThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

On February the 6th 2016, we held our Annual General Meeting at Bloomsbury's Conway Hall. More than forty people came to hear about what the Ramblers has been doing in London and across Britain.

We talked about how the Area is run, and how it does it's campaigning and works with other organisations on joint ones.  We elected a new committee and our representatives on the Ramblers General Council. 

Read the minute of the meeting here (pdf).

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