Ready to ramble?

We are delighted to welcome newcomers to any of our walks.

The standard distance of ten miles might seem rather intimidating at first, but we take our walks at a steady pace so that we can enjoy the views and the conversation.

If you are reasonably fit and active, you may be surprised at how easily you cope and how soon the day passes.

Clothes: No matter what leisure interests you develop, shops and advertisers will try to persuade you that lots of expensive kit is essential.
For social rambling, the only necessities are comfortable footwear sturdy enough to protect your feet, clothes that are suitable for the time of year, a waterproof jacket and in season, waterproof over-trousers.

Jeans and trousers made from denim or other heavy material are best avoided, because if they get wet, they stay wet, cold and clinging.  Thick walking socks will help to cushion your feet.

You will also need a small backpack to carry your waterproofs, a drink, packed lunch, and depending on the weather, gloves and a hat.

From late spring to early autumn, inexpensive fabric boots are perfectly adequate, although they are rarely as waterproof as the makers claim. Most people choose leather boots for winter, although even these need not be too expensive.

Patches of mud are far from unknown, so it makes sense to bring a change of footwear, if only to avoid trampling dirt into your car.

Your first walk: If you are unsure about the location of the start point, have any questions, or if you would prefer to travel with someone, please email us, or phone 07535 892131 or email any of the individuals on the Contact Us page.

There is no charge to attend, and we we would be happy for you to attend a few walks before deciding whether you would like to join The Ramblers.

The walk will be led by an experienced member, who will have checked the route, and a back-marker will ensure that no one goes astray.

We always stop after about an hour for refreshment, then there will be a picnic lunch at about 12.30-1pm, in a scenic sunny spot if possible.  The walk will probably end at about 3.15-3.45pm.