Sheffield MP goes walking with ramblers

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Sheffield MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joined ramblers for a walk and a talk about promoting the activity and making it easier to enjoy the countryside.

They walked around Redmires Reservoir to discuss improving walking infrastructure, increasing public access and promoting the health benefits of walking.

The Ramblers recently welcomed the announcement from Nick Clegg that the Government is going to more than double the speed of building the ‘Coastal Path’, which will allow walkers and nature lovers to walk the entire coastline of England.

Additional funding will be put in place to speed up the completion of the path by 10 years from 2030 to 2020.

Mr Clegg said: “Sometimes it can be easy to take it for granted that we have the Peak District and some first class walking opportunities right on our doorstep.

“But my message to Sheffielders would be to strap your walking boots on and join in on a ramble.

Benedict Southworth, The Ramblers’ Chief Executive, who joined Mr Clegg on the walk, said: “Though going for a walk is free, we need to provide people with the places and support to walk in the first place.”