The Rambling Club
HOMEPAGE
Walking in the countryside is Britain's most popular out-door activity. That`s official according to a government report produced recently which revealed that 14% of the population regularly tackles country walks of two miles or more.Yet many people wonder how to take the first tentative step off the tarmac road and into the real countryside - the network of 140,000 miles of public footpaths and bridleways spread across England and Wales and are available as rights-of-way for everyone who goes on foot.

By Organiser Ray Clare

ray2

 

The walking section of the club has evolved over the past 25 years, in fact the first walk I can recall was on February 28th 1988 when John Davies led a motley crew on a 6 mile walk from The Three Tuns at Fazeley. The folk club was already up and running by this time from The Gamecock but on a Saturday night.

From that time we have made a conscious decision to continue with a monthly walk, which now takes place on the last Sunday throughout the year. We meet at 9.45 for a 10.00 start from a pub (where else) which is announced during that month at the folk club, and from now on published on the web site. The walks are generally about 5 to 7 miles and are designed for the family to participate in, which means that you do not have to be a mountaineer to take part. We do organise more strenuous walks over the year, but these are for people who wish to join the overseas section with trekking in the Himalayas in mind, watch out for details throughout the year.

All the walks are free of charge but those who wish to eat a lunch after the walk can be accommodated with payment direct to the pub (the walk leaders do not usually refuse an offer of a drink, although they rarely get one).

In addition to the end of the month walk we organise a Wednesday Walk starting at 10.00 about 6 miles and lunch afterwards at a pub.

Whatever your ability you are welcome to join us for a breath of fresh air, but please follow the Country Code, produced by the Countryside Commission:-

 

Respect other people:

  • consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
  • leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available

Protect the natural environment:

  • leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home
  • keep dogs under effective control

Enjoy the outdoors:

  • plan ahead and be prepared
  • follow advice and local signs


R.D.C. 2015