Wellingborough Ramblers arrange nearly 200 walks every year varying from short strolls of between 3 and 5 miles up to full day walks of up to 17 miles in length. There is tremendous variety over five different days of the week and truly something for every aspiring walker:
Sundays. Full days up to 16 miles, and short morning walks of around 4 miles suitable for beginners. Some shorter Sunday walks feature practical advice on map reading. There are sociable monthly joint walks with Kettering Ramblers, led alternately by the two groups.
Tuesdays. Fortnightly morning circulars of usually 5-6 miles, often starting and finishing at a public house, On the alternate Tuesdays there are often shorter walks of 3-4 miles with tea or coffee venue stops during or after the walk.
Wednesdays. Morning circulars of usually 7-8 miles, traditionally starting at a public house and returning for lunch. Longer half day walks are walked more quickly than day walks of a similar length.
Thursdays. “Pioneer walks”, usually day walks further from home. These have not been pre-walked and give members the opportunity to brush up on their map reading skills. When these are linear walks a shuttle service is arranged between the start and finish points and vice versa. Long distance paths are included as a series of day sections. Picnic lunches are taken and there are sometimes pub stops.
Saturdays. A series of morning or all day circulars of varying length. There are also day coach trips, weekends away and holidays.
It should be noted that longer half day walks are likely to be walked more quickly than day walks of a similar length.
All walkers are welcome providing they can cope with the conditions of the walk and have suitable clothing. It is hoped that non-members will consider joining and details can be obtained from the walk leader.
There are also coach trips, weekends away and holidays. See Events for further details.
ØCare is taken by walk leaders and everyone joining walks is reminded that they are responsible for their own safety at all times.
ØWalkers are asked to observe any reasonable request from the leader and normally should not walk ahead.
ØLeaders and back markers should wear tabards when walking on narrow country lanes.
ØFootpath obstructions should be reported to the footpath secretary.
ØCar sharing is encouraged and it is customary to share the costs.
ØPlease park considerately at all times.
ØDo not use public house or private car parks unless you intend to patronise the establishment.
ØPlease contact the leader before taking dogs onto walks.