Ramblers don't just walk.
Bedfordshire Ramblers don't just walk, although walking is their main activity, they also provide volunteers who assist the local authorities to look after and restore the local footpaths and rights of way.
In addition they also run training courses on how to read a map and use a compass maps, organise social events, and walking holidays all over the country.
Our four, extremely active, local Rambler groups each have their own programme and each with its own unique style.
Newcomers are always welcome, so why not try one out and join them on a walk.
Ivel Valley Walkers – A walk for most abilities
People walk for a variety of reasons; for many it is an opportunity to socialise with old friends, or indeed to make new ones; for others a chance to gain or maintain fitness perhaps following illness or surgery; but for most I suspect it is simply to enjoy the glorious and varied scenery that the British countryside offers. Whatever your motivation, the Ivel Valley Walkers has a walk to suit you. We were formed in late 1984 and through constant evolving are now the largest and most active walking group in Bedfordshire, offering almost 200 walks each year. We walk on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday each week all year round, and on alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our walks usually start at around 10am, but in the Summer months we add at least one evening walk each week. Our walks vary from three to four mile ambles suitable for new walkers or those rebuilding fitness, to twelve mile walks more suitable to regular walkers. In addition to our local walks, we organise two coach trips and two breaks away each year, giving members an opportunity to explore different parts of the country.
Lea and Icknield (Luton) Ramblers
We are a friendly group based in the Luton area, and we walk throughout Bedfordshire, also Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We walk every Sunday, and two Wednesdays a month, typically 5-8 miles, sometimes 10 or more. In addition to this we have a short(3-4 mile) walk in the local area on the first Wednesday of the month, primarily aimed at less confident/ less able walkers, but these prove popular across the membership. Wednesday walks are usually followed by a pub lunch for those that wish.
Walking is the most important aspect of our group, but we do have a few social events throughout the year; an Annual Dinner, a pub quiz night and an outdoor quiz walk. Whilst the majority of our members fall into the 50 plus age range, we are young at heart and welcome all ages.
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We are a friendly and active group and we welcome walkers of all abilities. We have a varied programme with walks each Sunday and a mid-week walk once a month. These vary from short gentle walks aimed at those new to walking to longer and more strenuous walks for the experienced walker. We also have a lively social programme, as well an annual holiday. Groups of members sometimes undertake way-marking and minor path clearance.
Saturday is the day that our group take to the paths and fields, get some fresh air and socialise. We are a friendly group and walk at a moderate pace which gives time to chat and be aware of the landscape we are walking through.
We have a varied programme (available on–line) and endeavour to walk all around North Bedfordshire. The walks are 5-7 miles and we start at 1pm in the winter and 1.30pm in the spring/summer.