Type of Website: Walking Group

Category Ramblers
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The Category Ramblers is a subset of Walking Groups in the UK.

 

A number of Ramblers Groups which do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails' are referenced in the KEY Entries of the relevant Sections of the EXPLORE categorization. Clicking on a Title of interest therein should link you to the external Website (or Facebook Page) for the chosen Group.

Naturally, as an alternative, details of a Group of interest which does not have a Record in OPT should also be accessible via the Website cited in the Record of the appropriate Ramblers Area; or, of course, by simply accessing the Website of the Ramblers Association itself.

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The Category Ulster Federation of Rambling Clubs is a subset of Walking Groups in the UK.

 

Details of Ulster Federation Clubs described here can be found in the EXPLORE Northern Ireland Category or, naturally, via the Website of the Federation itself.

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The Category University of the Third Age is a subset of Walking Groups in the UK.

 

References to some local individual U3A Groups can be found in the appropriate KEY Records within the EXPLORE Categorization. Clicking on a Title here should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page.) Or you can simply access the main Website for the U3A itself: The University of the Third Age.

Category Amber Valley
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Member of the U3A - Derbyshire Grouping

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'The British Walking Federation's member clubs organise events designed for people of all ages and abilities.  You don't have to be a member of a club to take part, all you need to do is come to an event and register and take the opportunity to have fun, make friends.'

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'The Gay Outdoor Club is a members club - no one is paid for their role in it and no-one makes a profit from it. Every member is welcome to play a part in running the club, perhaps by organising an event, by helping to run a group or serving on the committee ... To many of our members, GOC is more than just a walking group - they have found enduring friendships and the opportunity to get out and do events that they otherwise wouldn't have had the chance to.'

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'Joining a club is a great way to meet like-minded people, share interests and learn something new. HF Holidays is currently affiliated with over 400 Activity Clubs throughout the UK. From walking clubs to singing groups, they have all joined the HF Holidays community.'

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'The LDWA is an Association of people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas. By joining the LDWA, you will meet other like-minded long distance walkers and gain access to information on walking events and long distance walking routes all over the UK.'

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'OutdoorLads is first and foremost an outdoor activities group. It is designed with gay and bisexual lads in mind to help them enjoy the outdoors, countryside and the pursuits that can be found there, in a friendly, supportive environment ... As an outdoor pursuits group, every month we run a wide range of activities. There’s something for everyone no matter what your interest! ... All over the country people with different ages and backgrounds are joining OutdoorLads – the Group has over 19,500 members and is growing.'

Category Ramblers
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'Find out about the work we do as Britain's walking charity - from maintaining footpaths and campaigning for more access to encouraging more people to take up walking.'

Category Across the UK
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'We created Ramblers Routes – an online library of high-quality walking routes – to give walkers the freedom to walk at their own leisure along safe, inspiring and interesting trails across Britain. Ramblers Routes are designed for walkers by Ramblers volunteers and a unique feature is that any route developed by one volunteer is then checked on the ground by another before it's given our stamp of approval.'

Category South East
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'London and Southeast England based walking and hiking club.'

* Sustrans Featured

Category Across the UK
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'Charity that works with communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people can choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys and enjoy better, safer spaces to live in. All over the UK, we make a positive difference to people's lives.'

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Who can join U3A?: 'Anyone who is no longer in full time employment. We have no other pre-requisites apart from the love of learning. U3As neither require nor award any qualifications. There is also the chance to make new friends and explore new areas of interest.'

Category East Midlands
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'Because of its geographical size the Region has divided itself into five County Networks of U3As: [1] Derbyshire - - - : [2] Leicestershire & Rutland - - - : [3] Lincolnshire - - - : [4] Northamptonshire - - - : [5] Nottinghamshire.'

Category Eastern
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'Our region includes the six counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. We are a very diverse region, from isolated rural villages to city metropolis, from agriculture to service industry, manufacturing to technology and the people are excitingly diverse too. We have 6 Universities within our region including Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and East Anglia.'

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U3A Regions

Category North West
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'Our Region includes the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, and Lancashire plus the Metropolitan Boroughs within Greater Manchester and Merseyside and all contiguous Unitary Authorities.'

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U3A Regions

Category Northern Ireland
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'There are now 23 different U3As in Northern Ireland with around 6,000 members ... To find the nearest U3A to you check the Find a U3A page.' (Note that this Website can have a rather slow response.)

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U3A Regions

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'There are 46 local U3As in the Northumbria Region which includes Northumberland, County Durham and part of North Yorkshire.'

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U3A Regions

Category Scotland
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'U3A in Scotland is an umbrella group for all U3As within Scotland, providing help and advice for new U3As, and encouraging the exchange of information and ideas between member U3As. There are currently over 7,000 members in 44 U3As in Scotland, from Shetland to the Borders, from west coast islands to east coast cities, from central belt bustle to quiet Highland towns.'

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U3A Regions

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'Includes Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex and the Isle of Wight.'

Category South West
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'Covers the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucester, and so is the largest geographical Region in England.'

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U3A Regions

Category London
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The 'Map shows the London Boroughs not necessarily the London U3As. In most but not all cases the two coincide. London U3As are listed on the Our U3As page'.

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U3A Regions

Category Wales
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'Wales U3A is not a U3A. It is simply a Website which lists all the ... Welsh U3As ... with links to their own Websites so existing and prospective U3A members can see what individual U3As have to offer.'

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U3A Regions

Category West Midlands
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'Our Region includes the six counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, along with all unitary authorities contained therein. We are a very diverse region, from isolated rural village to city metropolis, from agriculture to service industry, manufacturing to technology and the people are excitingly diverse too.'

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Information about over forty Local Groups throughout the Region - the majority of which have their own Website Pages.

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U3A Regions

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'The Ulster Federation of Rambling Clubs (UFRC) is the Governing body for Rambling and Hill-Walking Clubs in the North of Ireland.'

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'Formed in 1971, the Abbots Bromley Footpath Society exists to promote the use of Rights of Way in Abbots Bromley and the surrounding parishes. Since then the Society has been responsible for the re-opening of many paths in the area by clearing undergrowth and erecting stiles and bridges.'

Category City of Aberdeen
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'The Club is one of the oldest in the Aberdeen area, being formed in the 1940s by staff of the then nationalised telephone service.  The Club has a very broad membership from all walks of life and is open for anyone to join. – join the club and make new friends – enjoy the freedom of the Scottish Highlands – come along to a selection of social events throughout the year – travel in comfort in a luxury coach – be involved and suggest your favourite walks on line ...'

Category Cheshire East
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'Founded in 1913 we have a current membership of more than fifty.'

Category Alnwick
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Member of the U3A - Northumberland Grouping

Category Trafford
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The Club for Hillwalkers, Ramblers and Amblers  'We are a "not for profit" organisation with very modest membership fees whose objective is "to encourage the appreciation, conservation and enjoyment of the countryside". Please explore the site and the Facebook page to find out more about us and the countryside walks and other activities that we can offer you.'

Category Amber Valley
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Member of the Ramblers - Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category Chiltern
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Member of the Ramblers - Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and West Middlesex Area Grouping

Category Salisbury
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'Series walks are designed so that they may be completed at your own pace.  We do not all go out together in one big group but each walker has a copy of the route and is able to start at any time and walk at their own speed.  This has the advantage that quicker walkers are not held up by a slower pace, and vice-versa.  It does not mean that walkers go off by themselves as there is always a group that will walk at your own pace.'

Category Wigan
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'The Club was formed in May 1978 by a group of workers at the BICC factory in Leigh. Although any link with BICC was broken a long time ago, the name "Anchor" comes from that connection with "Anchor Cables". The purpose of the club is to provide an opportunity for people to enjoy rambling in a safe and enjoyable environment.'

Category Redditch
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'We are a lively, local, independent walking club, founded in 1953, based in the Arrow Valley, Worcestershire, with a membership of around 100, mainly from The Redditch, Bromsgrove and South Birmingham areas.'

Category Adur & Worthing
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Member of the Ramblers - Sussex Area Grouping

Category Tameside
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'The Club was formed in 1931 and caters for all ages and walking abilities. Over the years it has grown to a membership of 200 approximately, with a variety of walks graded, strolling, easy & moderate / strenuous.'

Category Bishop Auckland
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'Aycliffe Fell walking Club is based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham (near Darlington in the North East of England) and is open to everyone interested in fell walking or rambling. It caters for walkers of all abilities and ages. It became Aycliffe Fellwalking Club in 2011.'

Category Aylesbury Vale
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Member of the Ramblers - Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and West Middlesex Area Grouping

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'Walking in Northern Ireland and beyond for over 35 years.'

Category Bishop Auckland
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Member of the Ramblers - North Yorks & South Durham Area Grouping

Category Barnet
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Member of the U3A - London (North) Grouping

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'Established in 1930, and currently has over 350 members. A private coach is operated every Sunday to deliver members into the heart of the English Lake District. Members are offered a choice of 3 walks to suit their own capabilities ...'

Category Basildon
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'We are an independent friendly group of people who enjoy walking and will always offer you a warm welcome. We are based in the Basildon Borough Council area, but have numerous members from Chelmsford, Brentwood and Southend areas.'

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Member of the Ramblers - Avon Area Grouping

Category Eastbourne
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Member of the Ramblers - Sussex Area Grouping

Category Warwickshire
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Member of the Ramblers - Warwickshire Area Grouping

Category Belfast City
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'We walk every Saturday (except for holidays). We nearly always use public transport. Our club is especially suitable for over-50s. The walks are not too strenuous. We go to places all over Northern Ireland ... '

Category Belfast City
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'We walk on Saturday afternoons ... Walks start at 2pm ... We travel by sharing cars to the start of the walk ... Walks are tailored according to each walker's ability ... Members are in the over 50 age range ... Walks vary from 3 – 5 miles.'

Category Belfast City
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Member of the U3A - Northern Ireland Grouping

Category Belfast City
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'The Club was formed in July 1983 with the following aims: [1] To provide a programme of organised walks - - - : [2] To secure and maintain the right to walk in the countryside, on public paths, mountain tracks and open moorland - - - : [3] To encourage recreational walking and the appreciation of the countryside - - - : [4] To help protect the natural beauty from despoliation.

Category Amber Valley
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Member of the U3A - Derbyshire Grouping

Category Berkshire
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'The Berkshire & Mid Thames Group generally walk on the 3rd Sunday of each month and the 1st Saturday evening from May to September.'

Category Berkshire
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Member of the Ramblers - Berkshire Area Grouping

Category Berkshire
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Member of the Ramblers - Berkshire Area Grouping

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Member of the U3A - Northumberland Grouping

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Member of the Ramblers - Staffordshire Area Grouping

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'We are a small friendly group based in beautiful Clydesdale, with the Pentlands, the Border hills and the Lowthers right on the doorstep and within easy reach of the Galloway Hills and the southern Highlands.'

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'We have published several booklets recommending walks on circular and linear routes, and are currently working on a project to produce more of these walks in a widening circle of up to an 8-mile radius around town.  We also publish monthly walks on our website.'

Category Staffordshire
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Member of the Ramblers - Staffordshire Area Grouping

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Member of the Ramblers - North East Lancashire Area Grouping

Category Lewisham
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Member of the Ramblers - Inner London Area Grouping

Category Perthshire
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'If you are a visitor we do hope that you will consider joining us on one of our Sunday walks and hopefully then join us to enjoy the benefits of full membership.'

Category Arun
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'We are a small, friendly group of people who enjoy walking in the West Sussex countryside'

Category Bolton
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'Founded in 1905 the Club celebrated its Centenary in 2005. We're very active and we extend a warm welcome to all walkers and lovers of the countryside ... We have members of all ages and from a range of backgrounds. For a modest annual fee you can enjoy all the hidden delights of rural Lancashire and beyond the best way there is, on foot!'

Category Aberdeenshire
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'BOOTS offers people living in the Aberdeenshire area and their friends and visitors the means of organising access to the hills in the company of others with a similar interest in hillwalking.'

Category Boston
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Member of the Ramblers - Lincolnshire Area Grouping

Category Bournemouth
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'Scenic Sunday rambles of 8-10 miles throughout the year in the beautiful countryside and on the coast. Convenient coach transport to and from these walks, and at the lunchtime stop. Wednesday walks of 4-8 miles throughout the year, usually accessible with public transport.'

Category Bournemouth
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'We are into walking, dining out, theatre, cinema, country pubs, barbecues, making friends and socialising. The group was called the Bournemouth Boghoppers 25 years ago when we took over from the original S.E. Dorset YHA Group. The nickname has stuck and has become our official title. We have no fixed age range but most of the members are in their forties, fifties & early sixties. We aim to have regular Sunday walks in the Purbecks, across Dorset and the New Forest. Please note that this group does not allow dogs on the walks. The walks are usually 7 to 10 miles. But we are not all about walking; we are very much a social group as well.'

Category Bradford
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'Without doubt Bradford CHA Rambling and Social Club is one of the most successful Rambling Clubs in Britain. One does not need to look far to understand why the club is so successful.  I believe the reason is because of the effort put into the Club by so many people, past and present, giving their time freely and without asking for reward ...'

Category Bradford
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

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'Formed in 2004 with the encouragement of the Parish Council Committee to promote the enjoyment of the Public Rights of Way in the Parish and to monitor their maintenance. There are 37 Rights of Way in the Parish totalling over 21 miles ... In 2007, using a grant from the Parish Paths Partnership and a donation from Glaxo Smith Kline, the Paths Group produced a map leaflet showing the public rights of way in the parish and four suggested walks.'

Category Brighton & Hove
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Member of the Ramblers - Sussex Area Grouping

Category Brighton & Hove
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'The Club aims to provide, good company and opportunities for the healthy enjoyments of the countryside walking in Sussex.'

Category Brighton & Hove
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'The Walking Group is a friendly mixed group of men and women ... '

Category Bristol
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'Bristol HF Rambling Club walks take advantage of wonderful local walking countryside within a radius of about 40 miles from Bristol, encompassing the Mendips, the Cotswolds and the Wye Valley. Members are offered the opportunity to lead a walk, but this is not essential.'

Category Bristol
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Member of the Ramblers - Avon Area Grouping

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'The BMC is uniquely placed in being both a representative body for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers as well as an outdoor environmental campaigning organisation.'

Category South Shropshire
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'Brown Clee Walkers are an informal group from the various parishes around the hill, with the majority living in Ditton Priors. Our activities include a monthly walk, of normally up to 10 miles, with a generous lunch stop, usually at a convenient pub. The average turnout is around 12-15 persons.'

Category Bristol
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Member of the Ramblers - Avon Area Grouping

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'Leisurely walking group catering for older walkers who wish to enjoy a stroll through the countryside on a weekly basis. They meet each Thursday at 10am and each walk takes about 2 hours.  About once a month the walk is in the Parish of Bugbrooke but on other occasions a short car journey is taken to surrounding villages with the walk starting and finishing from the agreed parking place. '

Category Burnley
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Member of the Ramblers - North East Lancashire Area Grouping

Category Bury
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'To provide healthy enjoyment of leisure and to encourage love of open air and promote social friendship. All members are asked to support events and walks arranged for their enjoyment.'

Category Hertsmere
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'With the incorporation of the Watford Fieldpath Association, the BADFA area greatly increased. It now is roughly bounded by Borehamwood, Harrow, Rickmansworth, Chenies, Chesham, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Radlett; but focuses mainly on Bushey, Aldenham, Watford, and Watford Rural "parishes".'

Category Caithness
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'We are a walking group based in Caithness. Most of our walks are done in Caithness and sometimes in Sutherland. Now and again we even go further afield if we fancy doing some hills or walks which have been recommended.'

Category Calderdale
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category East Cornwall
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'Calstock Parish stretches from Gunnislake in the east to the bounds of Kit Hill. There are 40 Public Rights of Way identified by standards set by Cornwall Council who classify county paths as Gold, Silver and Bronze. It is significant that all parish paths are Gold with only one classified as Silver. Many of the paths are rich in industrial heritage, provide magnificent views of countryside and the Tamar with links to woodland and quiet lanes and roads.'

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