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Why join the Ramblers?

The Ramblers are a charitable organization which promotes walking and associated activities across the UK. It work hard to ensure that footpaths are kept available and open for all walkers. It provide support and access to all affiliated walking groups. It campaign and lobby on environmental issues together with services and discounts for member.


Health and safety?


All sporting and leisure activities have an element of risk and whilst all efforts are made to minimise risks participants are reminded that they join all events at their own risk, and are responsible for their own safety.

All committee members carry a first aid kit for the use of members.


Where do you walk?


Generally our walks are centred on Worcester, Warwickshire and the West Midlands with a travelling time of up to 1hr. The walks are mostly rural, but can be urban or a combination of both.

In addition we offer a range of walks at the weekend which tend to be longer and can be more strenuous and slightly further afield.


How do I get info on the walks?


There are lots of ways, you can join our e-mail  list, you can download our programme from this website or you can contact the walk leader. Typically we organize a 5 mile walk once a week, a longer walk (typically 7-9 miles) on Wednesdays, and a slightly longer walk on Sundays. In addition there are occasional long, strenuous walks on Saturdays. We also participate in the ‘Get walking keep walking’ scheme


How do I join a walk?


Either go to the meeting point near Kings Norton Station, or if you prefer go directly to the start of the walk. By joining our e-mailing list you will receive details of the walk start.


How hard are the walks?


Leaders indicate if the walks are hilly/strenuous etc. If you have any concerns contact the walk leader who will be happy to answer your queries. However a reasonable level of fitness is desirable, and if you have any concerns we would suggest you test the water with a shorter walk.


Any specialist equipment needed?


We recommend sensible, sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing, (we don’t normally include an ascent of the north face of Mont Blanc!) and a small rucksack.

We also suggest you carry a drink and something to eat