The group has an extensive programme of guided walks throughout the year, usually three or four walks per week, and mostly in the local area although some take place further a field. The length of the walks varies between five and fifteen miles with the most popular length being about eight miles. The programme is published three time a year at the end of November, March and July.
The nature of the local terrain is mostly flat so little ascent is involved, the largest variation of the walks being in their speed, some leaders preferring a brisk pace. These variations are noted in the programme.
The local ground can be very muddy and the coastal areas extremely windy so warm waterproof and wind proof clothing and waterproof boots are essential most of the time. It is also a good idea to bring food and drink since on shorter walks a "coffee break" is usual. Pub stops are usual on longer walks. Pub car parks can also usually be used at the start of a walk although you are expected to purchase food or drink in recompense.
Non-members of the Ramblers' are welcome to participate in up to three walks before deciding whether to join but everyone participates in a guided walk at their own risk and neither the Ramblers' or the Walk Leader take any responsibility for individual safety. A Leader reserves the right to refuse anyone who he feels is inappropriately equipped. Anyone who leaves a walk before the completion is expected to inform the Leader.
A copy of the current program in Adobe Acrobat format can be found below
Most walks listed here are intended primarily for Ramblers' Association members. Non-members are welcome to join us as guests on two or three walks, though if you walk with a group regularly you will be expected to join the Ramblers.
Please make sure that you are fit enough to undertake the walk you intend to join. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first: it's much better to find a walk a little too slow and easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
Most Ramblers' walks are off-road in rural areas. Please have suitable footwear and clothing for the walk you intend to join, and bring some food and drink, even if the walk includes a pub or café break. Leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit. When in doubt, contact the organisers or the walk leader in advance.
For your own and others' safety please read and abide by any advice and guidelines issued by the organisers, and the instructions of the walk leader. Though walking is inherently one of the safest outdoor activities, no activity is completely without risk and it is your responsibility to behave sensibly and to minimise the potential for accidents to occur.