MEMBERSHIP OF THE RAMBLERS' ASSOCIATION


Membership
Members receive, as an entitlement of their membership, at no extra cost:

* An annual membership card
* Quarterly colour magazine, Rambler
* Annual colour magazine, WalkBritain
* Up to four local/regional area newsletters a year where published
* Campaign information sheets on request

Members can join a local group of their choice and take part in its programme of walks and social events. If no choice is made on joining the Ramblers' the new member will be assigned to a local group, depending on their postcode. Members may also participate in events and walks run by any other group. They can also borrow maps
from the Association's map lending library at a nominal charge.

Many outdoor equipment shops offer discounts to Ramblers members on production of their card, though this is at
the shop's discretion.

On joining the Ramblers each member agrees "to respect the countryside, its beauty and wildlife and to promote access to it on foot." Those taking part in walks and other events respect the life of the countryside by leaving no
litter, doing no unnecessary damage, keeping dogs under control, etc.

The Ramblers' Association is mindful of the needs and concerns of rural communities. It is keen to work with
members of these communities to ensure that the social, economic and environmental well-being of rural areas is maintained and improved.

Over 50% of members pay their subscriptions by direct debit, which saves them trouble and greatly reduces the
RA's administration costs and bank charges. Members can, of course, cancel the arrangement at any time.

The revisions to the Gift Aid scheme made in April 2000 mean it is now much simpler to make subscriptions to the
RA tax effective. All that is needed is a simple declaration (form 16 provided by the Ramblers) and all subsequent donations and subscriptions are increased in value because the Inland Revenue gives us a tax refund.
Only those who pay income tax in the UK can make the declaration.

All Ramblers' Association members are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meetings of their area and group. They can propose motions for debate at their annual meetings and they can stand for election to their
area and group committees.

Through their areas, members may also seek election as delegates to General Council, where national policy is determined. Members of General Council may stand for election to the Executive Committee.

In Wales and Scotland, members can, through their areas and groups, seek election to the Welsh and Scottish Councils and their committees.  

 Payment type

 Current rates 

(up to 30 April 2013)

New rates 

(from 1 May 2013) 

 Individual Annual

 £31.00

 £32.00

 Individual Annual concession*

 £19.50

 £19.50

 Joint Annual

 £41.00

 £43.00

 Joint Annual concession*

 £25.50

 £25.50

 Life Individual

 £685.00

 £705.00

 Life Individual 60 plus

 £340.00

  £340.00 

 Life Joint

 £815.00

 £850.00

 Life Joint 60 plus

 £420.00

 £420.00

 Individual Monthly Direct Debit

 £3.00

 £3.00

 Individual Monthly Direct Debit concession*

 £2.00

 £2.00

 Joint Monthly Direct Debit

  £4.00 

 £4.00

 Joint Monthly Direct Debit concession*

 £2.50

 £2.50

* Concessionary rates are available for full time students, people on means tested benefits or solely reliant on the state pension. These rates do not apply to overseas members. 


Joint membership is for two adults at the same address.

Reduced rates are for people who, because of limited means, feel unable to pay the normal rate.

You can also join via the Ramblers' website membership page