About our Walks Programme

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Local Walks

Our programme of forthcoming local Group walks is shown in the panel on the right. We endeavour to make the programme as varied as possible often with the choice of a longer and shorter walk on Saturdays. Longer walks are usually around 10 miles, the shorter ones anything between 4 and 8 miles. There are a few more strenuous walks of up to 14 miles. Many, particularly the shorter routes, are within Rotherham Borough and South Yorkshire. The Peak District is obviously popular but we also walk in West Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Wolds, North Nottinghamshire or South Derbyshire. The choice of routes is down to our individual walk leaders who are volunteers from our members with occasionally local Rangers who will talk about the locality.

On Wednesdays we alternate between a longer walk one week then a shorter walk starting from Thorpe Hesley Church the next week. The Thorpe Hesley group meets inside the Holy Trinity Church, Thorpe Hesley, at 9.30am.  Anyone is welcome to join in. The walks are back by 1.00pm. Parking at the church or nearby or the No 66 bus, High Green, leaves from Stand B8, Rotherham Interchange and drops you within 5 minutes walk (alight at bottom of Windsor Road).
(The Thorpe Hesley group is linked to Ramblers and provides an excellent introduction to walking but walkers who wish to join in other walks in the programme must become an individual member of Ramblers.)
If you wish to upload the walks programme to your Outlook etc please contact John Wadsworth for a template.

 

Joining one of our walks

Whatever your ability and experience, you’ll find a warm welcome on one of our walks.

We are a friendly, sociable group with walks on Saturdays and Wednesdays.  Most walks in the programme are ‘off road’ in rural areas and are circular unless stated otherwise. If you are new to walking and unsure of your ability and fitness level, we recommend you come along to one of our easier, shorter walks. It is Ramblers’ policy that the pace of walks takes into account all walkers in the group, so please don’t worry that you may be left behind. If in doubt about whether the walk is suitable for you, please contact the walk leader for advice.

The times shown for the start of Ramblers' walks are the time the leader will set off with the group. There will usually be a short briefing about five minutes before, so it is essential you turn up at the meeting point no later than 15 minutes before the advertised time. Please allow plenty of time to sort parking and don boots, clothing and rucksack.

Non-members are welcome to join two or three of our walks as guests but if you wish to walk regularly there is an expectation that you will join Ramblers. Walk leaders have membership forms or you can contact the Secretary via the link on the home page. Alternatively click on the red panel to the right and fill in your details.

Transport

Most walks are circular and start near available car parking (sometimes a charge) but many walks are also accessible by Public Transport. Linear walks use trains/buses so fares/travel passes are required. Walk leaders will advise on the best options.

Car Share if possible. We do encourage members to share transport.  If you do not have transport please contact the walk leader or the Secretary and we will try, but cannot promise, to arrange lifts.

Dogs

Well behaved dogs are welcome on most walks unless stated in the description, but they must be on a lead in designated areas and whenever requested by the leader.