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'All groups welcome new walkers. You don’t have to join the Ramblers when participating in the first two or three walks. Just turn up at the walk start or phone the walk leader beforehand. Some groups will hold "new members" walks occasionally, although you are welcome to come along on any published walk.'

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Details of five Ramblers' Groups in the Bedfordshire Area: [1] Ivel Valley - - - : [2] Lea & Icknield - - - : [3] Leighton Buzzard - - - : [4] North Bedfordshire - - - : [5] Ouse Valley

Visits to the Website340
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'We have nine Berkshire Area groups: seven traditional groups covering the county; a 20s & 30s group and a flexi group – something for everybody!'

Visits to the Website628
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'The Area supports the activities of ten Groups ... operating in Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and the London Boroughs of Hillingdon, Harrow, Brent, Ealing and Hounslow. Each group offers a full programme of walks and other activities.'

Visits to the Website811
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'The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area committee is in the process of being reorganised and refreshed, and whilst this is happening Ramblers’ staff team are helping with the essential work of supporting groups.' (12 February 2016)

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'New members and people that have come to live in Cornwall are all welcome and we hope that you will join us on walks social events and meetings. Non members are welcome too on all walks and are invited to try out walks with different groups before joining the Ramblers. Membership of a local walking group gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded people'

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'Derbyshire groups organise hundreds of walks each year for its members. Visitors from other areas and anyone interested in walking and the Ramblers' Association are welcome to join us on these walks.'

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'In Devon alone there are in excess of 2600 members. Without influence from this organisation we would not be enjoying the pleasures of walking that we all take for granted. National Parks, long distance footpaths, and many open access areas would not have happened.'

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'Anybody who wants to attend and is capable of going the distance is welcome to come on any Ramblers’ walk.  However, the Area Introduction Walks Programme is primarily aimed at people who are new to walking, who have participated in the Walking for Health programme and are looking for something a bit harder, or who for family, time, health or mobility reasons are not able to complete the Ramblers’ longer walks ...'

The Area Introduction Walks Programme is made up of short walks (3 to 5 miles), which are reasonably flat and within the Ramblers’ definition of an ‘easy’ walk at most

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'Has about eighteen hundred members ... Geographically, our area is sub-divided into a number of local groups.'

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'Essex Area Ramblers has nearly 5000 members divided into 19 Groups. These Groups also provide programmes of led walks which are open to all their members. Members can also join walks organised by Ramblers Groups across Britain all at no charge.'

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'Forth Valley, Fife and Tayside Area, formerly Central, Fife & Tayside Area, has 14 Groups and, at the most recent count, around 1,400 members.'

Starting fromAround and About
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Access to details of about a dozen Groups throughout the Area, plus to news of forthcoming walks and meetings as well as PDFs of the annual Newsletter Glamorgan Rambler.

Visits to the Website709
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'Covers the entire County and its eight local groups have a total membership of over 1400.'

Visits to the Website868
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List five Groups within the Ramblers' Grampian Area: [1] Aberdeen - - - : [2] Aberdeen Young Walkers - - - : [3] Inverurie - - - : [4] Moray - - - : [5] Stonehaven

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Brief descriptions of half a dozen Ramblers' Groups in this Area together with a combined diary of forthcoming rambles as well as access to a map summarising walks around and about taken from the Ramblers Routes online library.

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website539
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'If you live in or around Manchester and enjoy walking, whether it be gentle or strenuous, the Greater Manchester and High Peak Area of the Ramblers and its associated groups organise hundreds of walks throughout the year, so there is sure to be something for you.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1312
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'The Hampshire Area of the Ramblers has over 5,000 members in 15 groups. Each week the groups lead a variety of walks in Hampshire and our neighbouring counties. They will be delighted to welcome you ...'

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'In Herefordshire we have four groups: Hereford, Leadon Vale, Mortimer and Ross.'

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'Enjoy good companionship in the beautiful, calming countryside of Hertfordshire and North Middlesex.'

Visits to the Website1061
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'The Area is served by three Groups: [1] Badenoch & Strathspey - - - : [2] Inverness - - - : [3] Lochaber & Lorn - each offering a full and varied programme of led walks throughout the year, as well as being a source of information to walkers.'

Visits to the Website387
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'The Inner London Area comprises nine groups located in London ... Although London may not seem like an obvious location for walkers, there are over 5,000 Ramblers members living here, making Inner London one of the most populous areas for walkers to live in the UK. The Thames Path, which runs through our Area, is the most walked path in the country!'

Navigate the Website>>> Walk Ideas
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'Details of the Group's walking programme plus links to a wide range of websites concerned with walkers and walking on the Island.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website637
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'Kent is the fourth largest of the Ramblers' sixty or so Areas.  Within Kent Area we have thirteen Groups that organise varied walking and social programmes and support our work to safeguard the interests of walkers in Kent.'

Visits to the Website688
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'The Ramblers Lake District Area covers the whole of Cumbria and the northern part of Lancashire, including the Lake District National Park and a small part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Area has about 1,600 members in six local groups; an eighth group, caters for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s all over the area.

'The Cumbria Way is a 70-mile walk devised in the 1970s by local members of the Ramblers, and it is the Ramblers who are recognised as the organisation responsible for defining its route.'

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'We are made up of the seven local Ramblers' groups in the Leicestershire & Rutland area.'

Visits to the Website981
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'Our area is comprised of 11 local groups ... In addition, we have a 20's to 30's Group specifically for younger folk of the Area.'

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'There are eleven Groups in the Lothian and Borders Ramblers Area, each arranges a walks programme suitable for people with different levels of experience and fitness. We organise more than 55 walks every month and offer a variety of walks.'

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'Our Area comprises 8 groups/programmes: Preston, Garstang, South Ribble, Fylde, Chorley, West Lancs, Lancashire Weekend Walkers (40s+). and Lancs Young Person's Group (20s-30s).'

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'The Norwich Ramblers Digital Walk Library is a free web resource intended primarily for group walk leaders but it's open to use by anyone interested in walking in the Norfolk area and beyond. The library is a collection of walks submitted by members of the Norfolk Area of the Ramblers Association. The walks have been completed by one or more of the local groups. In addition to the walk details, each walk  has the route in a digital format ...'

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'Organised walks to suit all abilities, using car, coach and public transport.'

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Covers Ribble Valley, Burnley and Pendle, Rossendale, Blackburn and Hyndburn ... The North East Lancashire Coach Rambles 'are open to both members and non-members'.

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'This Area of the Ramblers’ Association covers the North Wales Counties of Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn ... In North Wales there are 10 RA Groups. These Groups offer a varied programme of over 600 guided walks per year. These are led by RA volunteer members. We have walks to suit all tastes.'

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'The Area consists of 5 Groups, each aiming to promote walking, arrange locally led walks and protect our rights of way. We also organise campaigning events, rallies and promotional events.'

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'Our footpaths and bridleways are generally well maintained, with a careful watch being kept on their preservation. They span a varied countryside taking in farmland, canals, rivers, fine villages and woodland. Our Area Footpath Secretary is extremely diligent and continues to monitor the rights of Way network for any problems that might arise. We hope you enjoy walking in our county and discovering many new places that you will want to return to over the forthcoming years.'

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'As an Area we organise many events throughout the year for the benefit of our members. We also compile a twice yearly walks booklet which contains all the walks from the groups with the exception of the 20/30’s Group, the walks of which are on their website. This booklet is posted out to all our members and contains information about the training, social events and meetings organised by this committee.'

Visits to the Website487
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'Powys Ramblers represent members of the Ramblers Association who reside within or close to the county of Powys in Mid Wales. There are now three active groups within the Powys Area: East Radnor, Four Wells and the Welshpool Group.' Site includes details of a score of 'Walks You Will Enjoy'.

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Details of Groups, Walks, Footpaths, and so on within the Shropshire area.

Visits to the Website616
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'Somerset Area Ramblers covers an area from Frome in the East of the County to Minehead in the West, from Clevedon in the North to Yeovil in the South. We have a large section of the coastal path stretching from Minehead to Clevedon, The Quantocks, parts of Exmoor, The Black Down Hills and The Mendips. Somerset Area Ramblers is the co-ordinating body for 8 of the Ramblers local groups.'

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Access to details of about a dozen Groups operating within the SYNED Area.

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'Our territory covers the County of Staffordshire,  City of Stoke on Trent, City of Wolverhampton and the Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall.'

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'We have about 2000 members at present and we work mostly through our Local Groups. The local RA groups provide a very varied programme of walks and any member of the public is welcome to join us on our walks, although we hope they will not do so on a regular basis without becoming members of the RA.'

Visits to the Website1092
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'There are 17 Ramblers' groups in Surrey Area, which covers part of South and South West London as well as the county. Each group organises two or more walks every week. A Group Walk is a great way to get some exercise in a sociable atmosphere ... We have walks from 3 to 20 miles so there should be something to suit everyone. Don't worry if you are unsure of your ability or haven't walked with a group before; everyone is very helpful and welcoming.'

Visits to the Website764
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'The Sussex Area of the Ramblers was formed in 1976. Membership stands at around 3500, with 9 local groups throughout Sussex, and one county-wide Young Walkers Group.' The Sussex Border Path is 'in the care of Sussex Area Ramblers'.

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'Our boundaries mirror those of the old Warwickshire county and include Solihull, Coventry and Birmingham, (now West Midlands), where many of our members live. The Area contains some great walking country - amazingly there are over 1740 miles of public rights-of-way in Warwickshire alone.'

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'The region that we look after on behalf of our members and the walking community is centred on Leeds and Bradford, and extends from Ingleton to Pontefract, and from Holmfirth to Wensleydale.'

Navigate the Website>>> Your Local Group
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'Wiltshire Ramblers currently total some 1,300 members within 6 groups, one of which is our young persons group for 20 to 40 year olds. Our groups work towards the charitable aims of Ramblers in different ways, all organising programmes of led walks within Wiltshire and its neighbouring counties.'

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  383. Wandsworth
  384. Warrington
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  390. Wellingborough
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  392. West Berkshire
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  407. Winchester
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  409. Wirral
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