Type of Website: Walking Group

Category Flintshire
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Overview

'Holywell Rambling is one of the oldest rambling clubs in North Wales. It was formed in 1956 as a result of a conversation on a bus journey. This resulted in one the participants, Fred Long, calling a public meeting to form a Rambling Club ... The club is affiliated to the Ramblers’ Association but its walking activities are totally independent. It does however support all the RA objectives and members have and continue to hold posts within the local RA structures.'

Category Derbyshire Dales
Type of Walk
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Overview

Member of the U3A - Derbyshire Grouping

Category Horsham
Type of Walk
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Member of the U3A - Sussex Grouping

Category Sunderland
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Overview

'Founded on the 16th October 1975 as Bursgreen Ramblers. The name was changed in 2004. We organise walks in County Durham, Weardale, Northumberland, North Yorks, The Lake District, Cumbria & Teesdale ... Houghton & District Ramblers is a independent group. It is not necessary to be a member of the RA to be a member of H&DR but many members are.'

Category Hounslow
Type of Walk
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Member of the U3A - London (West) Grouping

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Member of the Ramblers - East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Grouping

Category Kirklees
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Grouping

Category Huntingdonshire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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Member of the Ramblers - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Area Grouping

Category Hyndburn
Type of Walk
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Overview

Member of the Ramblers - North East Lancashire Area Grouping

Category London (Central)
Type of Website
Overview

'A hiking, mountaineering and trekking club based in London. New members are always welcome.'

Category Erewash
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the U3A - Derbyshire Grouping

Category Inverclyde
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Renfrewshire, Cowal & Bute Area Grouping

Category Aberdeenshire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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Member of the Ramblers - Grampian Area Grouping

Category Ipswich
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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Member of the Ramblers - Suffolk Area Grouping

Category Ipswich
Type of Walk
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'We hold day or evening walks and cycle rides in the local area. We also arrange longer trips away in the UK, often on Bank Holiday weekends. These may be to hilly and mountainous countryside, to slightly less demanding terrain or to coastal areas. The accommodation is usually in Youth Hostels, although sometimes we camp or stay in bunkhouses.'

Category Wellingborough
Type of Website
Overview

'We are a UK walking club based at Wellingborough, in Northamptonshire ... We support and assist with the England IML International "Waendel Walk" in May each year which is also based in Wellingborough ... The organisation is a member of the British Walking Federation (BWF) and, through this, a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV).'

Category Buteshire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Renfrewshire, Cowal & Bute Area Grouping

Category Isle of Wight
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Isle of Wight Area Grouping

Category Islington
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the U3A - London (Central) Grouping

Category Caerphilly
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Greater Gwent Area Grouping

Category Bedfordshire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Bedfordshire Area Grouping

Category South Hams
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'We walk fortnightly on a Sunday, regardless of weather conditions .. Walks are generally 3-4 hours in length, with the distance travelled dependent on the terrain and conditions ... Some walks may be strenuous with moorland or coastal path stretches ... Please arrive at the start point suitably equipped because the Walk Leader may refuse to take you if you are not, as this can affect the safety and well-being of the whole group. Everyone walking with our Group does so at their own risk.'

Category Bradford
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category South Lakeland
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'We cater for walkers who want to walk in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and surrounding areas. We are a local club run by and for members therefore unfortunately we do not cater for visitors holidaying in the Lake District.'

Category South Lakeland
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Lake District Area Grouping

Category Warwick
Type of Walk
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'Our main aim is to clear and waymark a hundred plus rights of way - footpaths and bridleways in Kenilworth and the surrounding parishes, to make sure that all the paths in our latest booklet Kenilworth and Beyond are always open, accessible and clearly marked. This involves building stiles, gates and bridges, path clearance and waymarking with blue and yellow arrows. In addition we hold two social events each year in August and December.'

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Member of the Ramblers - Inner London Area Grouping

Category Cornwall
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Cornwall Area Grouping

Category Kettering
Type of Website
Overview

'This club offers a weekly walk on either a Saturday or Thursday of around 5 miles. Occasional longer walks and events occur during the year. There is also a group who do a slower and shorter walk once or twice a month.'

Category Kettering
Type of Walk
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Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Northamptonshire Area Grouping

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'This Group was formed on 24th April 2013 ... Members come from the South Down, South Armagh area, specifically Rathfriland, Rostrevor, Warrenpoint and Newry. We also have members from Dundalk, Drogheda and Navan.'

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Member of the Ramblers - Norfolk Area Grouping

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Member of the Ramblers - Surrey Area Grouping

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Member of the Ramblers - Avon Area Grouping

Category Kinross-shire
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside Area Grouping

Category Fife
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside Area Grouping

Category Cardiganshire
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Ceredigion Area Grouping

Category Lancashire
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Mid Lancashire Area Grouping

Category Lancaster
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Overview

'We are a group of people who enjoy walking and organise weekly walks in and around the Lancaster & Morecambe area, the Lake District and surrounds. Our walks are held each Sunday and full details can be found on our programme page. We do not run a paid membership scheme and all are welcome to come along and join in the walks.'

Category Lancaster
Type of Website
Overview

'The club exists for its members and its long history confirms that it is fulfilling their needs in providing healthy exercise in the open air in beautiful surroundings, challenging walks at all levels and good company and friendship.'

Category Lancaster
Type of Walk
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Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Lake District Area Grouping

Category Bedfordshire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'Greetings fellow walkers and welcome to BBN. Our group covers the three counties of Beds, Bucks and Northants, a large geographical area with a wide range of landscapes both natural and altered by man. The Chilterns have great views in all directions and some short but steep "ups". We offer two Challenge walks each year to entice you to our part of England and Social walks on most Thursdays and Sundays. Do come and join us - you can be sure of a warm welcome AND a good walk.'

Category Bristol
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

’We organise social walks and challenge walks.  Our geographical area is Somerset, Bristol and Gloucestershire with a stomping ground of the Mendips, Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean though sometimes we stray further afield.  Non-members are welcome to try one or two walks prior to joining the LDWA.’

Category Calderdale
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'The Group on the West Yorkshire border with Lancashire are from a catchment area with the postcodes HX & OL14 and have a programme of social walks which is published in Strider ... Prospective members of the LDWA are welcome to join one of the social walks for a trial period, but should be aware that walks are around 20 miles at a reasonable pace and that it is advisable to make contact with the Leader beforehand to confirm details. All walks are to the strength of the slowest walker.'

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'Established since 1982, we are a friendly bunch who welcome new members and visitors alike. We have been doing one social walk each month; however from 2012 we will be doing two walks a month, one of which will be a shorter walk around 16 miles ... We walk on the Cleveland Hills, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire & Durham Dales, Coast and the Lake District.'

Category Cornwall
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'Our first group walk was held on 23rd March 1980, since then we must have collectively walked many thousands of miles and are still going strong! ... You will find our walks programme on this website. It is also published in the LDWA national magazine Strider, on the national LDWA website and in our own group magazine "Footnotes".'

Category Cumbria
Type of Walk
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Overview

'We are a small group numerically but are favoured by easy access to vast areas of magnificent countryside. Most of the members live in or around Carlisle, Keswick and Penrith so our walks usually feature the Lake District, Northern Pennines and Border Country. Currently we have a monthly social walk at which LDWA members and their guests are guaranteed to receive a friendly welcome. We are also pleased to welcome any non-LDWA members interested in learning more about us and the Association. It is suggested that anyone wishing to join one of our walks should contact the Walk Leader or Walks Secretary before the walk to confirm details ...'

Category Dorset
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'The Dorset Group of the LDWA was founded in 1993. The Group organises regular social walks nd two challenge walks each year, one being the Dorset Doddle, a 32 mile walk along the coastal path from Weymouth to Swanage.'

Category Lancashire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'Our main social walks are at the weekend, normally a Sunday, and these average twenty miles in length. This would take about eight hours to complete and all walkers need to carry enough food and drink to last the day. We like to visit different areas eg the West Pennine Moors, Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales etc ...'

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Overview

Details of the activities of this Area's Group - including the Group Walks, usually held weekly on a Wednesday, and their Challenge Events.

Category Essex
Type of Walk
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'If you look in our calendar, you will see some of the events organized by our Group. Only members of the LDWA are automatically allowed to participate in our social walks but, by arrangement, we welcome visitors who are not members. As our name implies, we cover substantial distances on our walks and maintain a brisk pace across country using footpaths that may not be as well maintained as we would wish.'

Category Stirling
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'The Heart of Scotland Group of the Long Distance Walkers Association arranges walks roughly in the area of Perth & Kinross, Fife, Angus, Tayside and Stirling ... LDWA members and friends, whether from the area or not, are warmly invited to come on the walks.'

Category Kent
Type of Walk
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Overview

'One of the earlier groups in the Association, Kent Group of the LDWA was established in 1974. It is an active group with over 100 current members.'

Category Westmorland
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Group formed in 2014 by the amalgamation of the former Westmorland and North Lancs and the Morecambe Bay & Bowland LDWA Groups.

Category Lincolnshire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'Lincolnshire Group are drawn from a catchment area with the postcodes DN, LN, PE, LH13, NG31,32,33,&34. and have a varied programme of social walks which is published in Strider. Any member of the LDWA can walk with the Group and can if they wish elect to have Lincolnshire as the Group of their choice. Prospective members of the LDWA are welcome to join one of the social walks for a trial period, but should be aware that walks are around 20 miles at a reasonable pace and that it is advisable to make contact with the leader beforehand to confirm details.'

Category London
Type of Walk
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Overview

'Join us for 20 mile day walks with a pub lunch in the country a train ride from London.'

[From the History of the Group] 'London Group? "After talking to several members in the London area it appears there may be scope for a London group. That does not mean walks around Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben and Waterloo Station. The idea would be to form a local group from members in the London region to walk, basically, wherever they want to. There is in fact a great deal of countryside around London, and considerably more just beyond. If anyone is interested please contact ...".

Category Shropshire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'Our members belong to the LDWA who live along the Welsh Marches and in the English Counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire.'

Category Norfolk
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'We are an active group and hold four events per year which are open to everyone to participate ...'

Category Grampian
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'We are a new (September 2015), but very enthusiastic group, serving a relatively large area of Northern Scotland, centred roughly between Inverness and Aberdeen and reaching down through the Cairngorm National Park to the northern borders of our sister group Heart of Scotland.'

Category North Yorkshire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'We are a friendly bunch who gather at least twice a month to tramp over the moors, dawdle in the dales or even cruise the coast from time to time. Our emphasis is on sociable walks and our enterprising walk leaders aim to cover the diversity of Yorkshire’s scenery often using little-known paths. Why not give us a try?'

Category North East
Type of Walk
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Overview

'Caters for many kinds of walking, from an organised challenge event to informal strolls. The only criterion is that all walks should be enjoyable, provide friendship, exercise and stimulation for the body and mind.'

Category Glamorgan
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Where do we walk? 'Anywhere in South Wales and adjacent areas. We are indeed fortunate in covering an extremely varied area of countryside extending from the Wye Valley in the east, through to the Gower Peninsular in the west; this, of course, includes the Brecon Beacons National park and all the other mountains, valleys, coastal and farmland areas in between.'

Category Staffordshire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'New members and guests are invited to join us on any of our walks and are assured of a warm welcome. There will be a pub stop on the day walks unless stated.'

Category Sussex
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'We organise walks and events in East and West Sussex - and occasionally further afield. Walks vary in length but are normally between 15 and 25 miles, depending upon the season. They offer a challenge and the opportunity to explore new areas and meet new people. You are most welcome to join any walk in the programme.'

Category Buckinghamshire
Type of Walk
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Overview

'We have a fine selection of social walks throughout the year. Most are in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, or Berkshire, though we occasionally stray further afield. Naturally, the River Thames and the Chiltern Hills feature in many of our walks, which we aim to make friendly and enjoyable outings with a leader to guide us through the day. On most of our walks, unless it says otherwise in the programme, you should bring food and drink for lunch and snacks. If the leader has planned for the group to eat lunch in a pub this will be clearly stated in the programme.'

Category Across the UK
Type of Walk
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Overview

'The Irregulars are a walking group, mainly made up of folks from Yorkshire & Lancashire and all counties in between. Unlike other LDWA Local Groups, The Irregulars are classed as non-geographical, which means our members are not allocated to us based on their post code.  Instead a love of good & interesting walking, has attracted members of other LDWA groups, to join us.'

Category Hampshire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'The Wessex Group walks cover footpaths over all terrains over a large area of Southern England mainly centred on Hampshire but regularly include areas of adjoining counties. Our popular social walks are held twice monthly (usually the 1st and 3rd Sundays), are between 15 and 25 miles, and almost always include a pub stop of approx. 1 hour for refreshments/lunch.'

Category Wiltshire
Type of Walk
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Overview

'We organise walks throughout Wiltshire and regularly venture into Gloucestershire and Somerset. We are particularly pleased to see new members, making every effort to make them feel at home, and hopefully take an active part in the group ... Throughout the year we generally walk on the first Sunday of the month, starting at 9am prompt, and generally cover around 18 to 20 miles ... Our midweek walks take place on the third Thursday of every month and are between 12 and 16 miles. These walks start at 9.30am ...'

Category Scarborough
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'The Yorkshire Coast Group is based in and around Scarborough on the East Coast of North Yorkshire. We have around 70 members from all walks of life and give a friendly welcome to anyone who would like to join us.'

Category Luton
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Bedfordshire Area Grouping

Category London (North)
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Member of the Ramblers - Essex Area Grouping

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Member of the Ramblers - Herefordshire Area Grouping

Category Leeds
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'Leeds CHA was established in 1898 and we currently have over 300 members. Despite our size, we remain a friendly club and welcome any new members wishing to come along and join us for walks and get a taste of what our club has to offer. We cater for all levels of fitness and often run several walks each week that vary in distance and difficulty.'

Category Leeds
Type of Walk
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Overview

Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Leeds
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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'We are a friendly group of people who enjoy walks and outdoor activities. We have been running for over 76 years. We do: Walks or activity most weekends; A weekend away, most months; During the summer we go on wide range of walks around the Leeds area every Tuesday night starting at 7.30 pm.'

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Member of the Ramblers - Staffordshire Area Grouping

Category Leicester
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Leicestershire & Rutland Area Grouping

Category Leicester
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'Each year we organise a variety of weekends away, ranging from hard mountain walking to city breaks, usually staying in youth hostels. In addition, we do day walks in the local area and a range of social events.'

Category Leicester
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the U3A - Leciestershire Grouping

Category Leicestershire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Leicestershire & Rutland Area Grouping

Category Southend-on-Sea
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'We walk at a leisurely pace, talk a lot and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly ... Have you ever thought that you need more exercise? Well, walking with us is a fairly painless pursuit as we're not into route marches or hill walking ...'

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Member of the U3A - Bedfordshire Grouping

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Member of the Ramblers - Bedfordshire Area Grouping

Category Lewes
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'We are a friendly walking group that arranges a regular programme of walks, social events, coach outings, and holidays for members. We also maintain rights of way in the area, provide courses for members on map reading and becoming walk leaders. We have produced books of walks in our local region.'

Category Lichfield
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Staffordshire Area Grouping

Category Lincoln
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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Member of the Ramblers - Lincolnshire Area Grouping

Category Lincoln
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'The Lincolnshire Group organise regular monthly walks and meet all over the county. Several of the regular Lincoln walkers also join in East Midlands GOC events. Due to this fact we occasionally decide to combine events. Always check out the East Midlands events, walks, camping weekends, canal trips etc.'

Category Lincolnshire
Type of Website
Overview

'Series Events are walks on either a Sunday morning or Summer Tuesday/Wednesday evening with a published start time. You can walk either independently or as part of a group.'.

'Permanent Trails are walk routes which you can walk at any time of the year ... If you are downloading to walk at a later date, please remember to check if an updated route description is available before setting out ... '.

Category Lincolnshire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Lincolnshire Area Grouping

Category West Lothian
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Lothian & Borders Area Grouping

Category Liverpool
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Merseyside and West Cheshire Area Grouping

Category Midlothian
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Lothian & Borders Area Grouping

Category Carmarthenshire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Carmarthenshire Area Grouping

Category Swansea
Type of Website
Overview

'Formed in March 2005 by the Mawr Development Trust when trust member, Terry Davies, was handed the task of encouraging local communities to take part in planned walks throughout south and west Wales. The club now has more than 250 members and some 40 members regularly turn up to each walk ... The Lliw Walking Club was formed in June 2016. It has replaced the Mawr Walking Club which was formed in 2005. The renaming was necessary due to unforseen circumstances. It is just the name that has changed.'

Category Wokingham
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Berkshire Area Grouping

Category London
Type of Website
Overview

'We meet at least once a month usually for a walk of about 10 miles, enjoying the countryside within striking distance of London, or the more picturesque parts of London itself.'

Category London
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Overview

'London Tubewalkers are a group of people who are walking between all the stations, however instead of doing it on a line-by-line basis, they are doing it alphabetically. They are going at a very leisurely pace and you can join them on their walks.'

Category High Peak
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'Established in 1975 with the aim of preserving our local footpaths by walking them, we are forty years old and have a membership of around 150 people ... Glossop Walkers are a local group of friends with a common interest in enjoying the beautiful countryside that surrounds us.'

Category Charnwood
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Leicestershire & Rutland Area Grouping

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