The Ramblers' Association

Do you want to get out and about but don't want to be on your own?
Then check out this excellent site.
There's lots of advice and friendly information.
Find out if there is a group near you or have a look at the forums for different groups of walkers who are getting together. There's one forming for 30's and 40's and details about walking in London as well as many other areas.

They have also launched their new online magazine, called Walk
It's excellent. Read about the new way to enjoy getting out there and having fun; it's called geocaching Find it at

Find walks in your area

Search using our map of festival walks or see the full list of walks

Hundreds of walks will take place around the country between Christmas Day and January 3rd, that are free, fun and open to anyone and everyone from toddlers to grandparents. Chosen and led by experienced Ramblers, the walks will showcase Britain at its wintry best. Many of the walks are short and family friendly, although there’ll be plenty of yomps for the seasoned hiker too.

Walks include:
• Walks in every nook and cranny of England, Scotland and Wales
• At least 300 walks under 5 miles
• Themed ‘cake walks’, tipsy toddles, and fancy dress strolls
• 100+ walks for people in their 20s and 30s

With so many wonderful routes all around the country, it really is the ideal time to explore the beautiful winter landscape. We’re urging everyone in Britain, whatever their age, stage or level of walking, to get out and join in the experience. Nothing is as bad as worrying alone at home.

"Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul."
Oscar Wilde

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