Groups

There are nine friendly Groups which make up Norfolk Area Ramblers, see below to find out which Groups best suit you.

Fakenham

Fakenham Ramblers is a friendly group of walkers founded in 1990 and currently has 96 members. We offer weekend walks on a fortnightly basis and shorter walks on every fourth Wednesday.

Great Yarmouth

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Hike Norfolk

Hike Norfolk was founded in 2007 as the then Norfolk Young Walker’s Group. However, age is just a number and we changed our name because we’re for the young at heart as well!

Most of our group work during weekdays, so we offer a walk nearly every Sunday. They are typically around six to twelve miles long and attended by around twelve people on average. We also run walks every few Saturdays and occasionally during the evenings in the summer.

We also have a monthly pub meal (last ones have been at Torero Tapas, Turtle Bay and the Oak Tree. We also have pub nights every few weeks and in 2016 we offered canoeing, cinema trips and we helped run a path clearance day. Four of our members also very bravely took part in Rough Runner in Manchester and two of our members walked unsupported (bar by chicken bakes from Greggs) from coast to coast.

We also have a number of trips away each year, which in 2016 included the Seven Sisters (our annual trip), the Brecon Beacons and the Peak District. All Ramblers members are welcome on trips away and we’re running at least three in 2017.

Unlike most of other groups in the area, we operate primarily via our forum which can be found at http://www.hikenorfolk.org.uk/forum3/. We actively welcome members from other groups coming to walk with us as well!

Anyone who is interested can contact me, Julian, by e-mail for further information.

Kings Lynn

Kings Lynn Ramblers are the largest walking group in West Norfolk offering over 200 walks a year. We offer a mix of brisk, long, short and leisurely, dog-friendly (check with walk leader for guidance), family-friendly, easy walking, breakfast walks and in the summer there are also evening walks. Something to suit everybody!

Walking is a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. Everyone is very welcome to try walking with the group, opening up a whole new world of friendship and exploration.

Further information about the group can be found at https://kingslynnramblers.wordpress.com/ and they have a photo gallery at https://www.facebook.com/klramblers/photos_stream.

Mid Norfolk

The Mid Norfolk Ramblers are a friendly group of lovers of the outdoors who get together on Sundays to walk in our local area. This could mean walking along the coast or walking inland on pathways or tracks. Usually the walks range between 5 and 12 miles in length and our pace is fairly relaxed. Be prepared for uneven ground, mud and puddles.

Most of the group’s walks are circular although they may do the occasional linear walk with a local bus out or back. This will be advised in the programme.

The group are always looking for anyone prepared to lead a walk and our walks secretary, Sue Day, would love to hear from you!

Anyone is welcome to join the group’s walks and if you have any queries please do contact us. The list of walks are available at http://www.norfolkra.org.uk/ and, as with every group, also appear in the walking programme sent to members every four months.

Norwich

The Norwich group are one of the larger groups in Norfolk Area Ramblers. They walk on most Sundays and two Wednesdays each month. They typically walk 10 or 12 miles at a time and normally have between 20 and 30 people on a walk.

There are also numerous trips away planned, and members can take part in the trips to the Peak District, the Lake District, the Lincolnshire Wolds and Yorkshire which are all taking place in 2017.

New members are very welcome to attend a walk and further information can be obtained by e-mailing Peter James or by calling him on 07905 565740. Details of the walks can be found at http://www.norwichra.org.uk/walks.php.

Further information can be found about the group at http://www.norwichra.org.uk/.

Sheringham and District

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Southern Norfolk

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Wensum

Why not take up leisurely walking for social and/or health reasons by joining a group of friendly ramblers? It is an opportunity to meet new people and visit different places.

Every Thursday morning the Wensum Group meets somewhere in or around the eastern half of Norfolk for a circular walk of 5 – 6 miles setting out at 10.30am and returning by lunchtime. Rambles are extremely varied. They walk through interesting villages, down leafy lanes, call into churches, visit historic buildings or sites, follow a river or an old railway track, and enjoy the Norfolk countryside.

Once a month between March and October the Wensum Group travels further afield by coach with the opportunity to follow a linear walk of between 8 and 9 miles including a lunch stop. Also once a month there is a Sunday afternoon walk of 4 – 6 miles. And in the summer months there are walks of around 4 miles on Monday evenings. There are occasional social events too.

Why not give the group a try? First, obtain a programme of walks (available at the link below), then just turn up in good time, suitably attired, and introduce yourself to the walk leader. Join the group three or four times then, if you are interested, join the Ramblers.

For further details about the Wensum Group, contact Tony on 01603 423085.

Legstretchers

This group is being newly re-established in 2017 having previously been popular as the county’s long-distance walking group within the Ramblers. The first walk will take place on 5 February 2017 and then every month from then on.

The walks are traditionally around 18 miles in length, sometimes a little more. The walks are at a relatively fast pace to ensure that the group gets around the entire distance in a reasonable period of time, but they’re never hurried or rushed.

Many walkers are interested in walking long distances but are concerned that they can’t keep up. The best way to measure this is to try a walk of around ten to twelve miles and check that you feel comfortable with that distance. Then you’re ready to give a longer distance a try!

The contact whilst the group is established is Julian White and the walks take place on the first Sunday of every month. Contact us if you’re interested in leading or walking on one of our walks.

Three ways to join Ramblers

1) Online - http://www.ramblers.org.uk/
2) Call 020 7339 8595 (9.00am-5.00pm, Monday-Friday)
3) Post an application form - Membership Form