Information for members & affiliates

Members and Affiliates

Resources to help you:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Can I pause my membership? Are you offering extensions or refunds?

We are not able to offer refunds, extensions or pause memberships. 

You’ll continue to receive Walk magazine and have access to back-copies, get discounts on walking gear and be able to choose from thousands of independent, self-guided walks.

Your membership also continues to protect our green spaces, our rights as walkers and helps others to discover the powerful benefits of walking

We’ll also provide advice on staying active if you are having to self-isolate, as well as more tips and support on independent walking, which you’ll find on our Facebook page as well as in our regular member emails.

At this time, more than ever, as a wonderful community of members we know you will reach out to support each other in new ways, as we all feel the impact of this unprecedented challenge.

I’m part of a walking group affiliated to the Ramblers. Can we use Ramblers guidance to restart group walks?

Yes, but you must also refer to the relevant government guidelines – as well as your own club’s policies and any specific insurance requirements.

We have worked with government and other partners to understand and plan how organised group walks can resume in a Covid-secure way. As part of this process, we’ve developed guidance for organised walking groups. Ramblers affiliate clubs can use this as a reference point to ensure organised walks are Covid-secure.

Please note, the information provided by the Ramblers is given in good faith and is specific to the Ramblers. It is not exhaustive, nor is it a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice. Other walking clubs are responsible for their own activities and for fulfilling their duty of care. 

Should my affiliated club use the Ramblers risk assessment?

A risk assessment is a government requirement for everyone organising group sports or outdoor activities. We’ve put together a risk assessment template to support Ramblers groups to restart their activities – you are welcome to refer to it and adapt it for your walks. 

You should also always refer to the relevant government guidelines – as well as your own club’s policies and any specific insurance requirements. 


Does my affiliated club need insurance?

The Ramblers is not able to provide insurance advice. You will need to make a decision for your club, taking into account your own circumstances and the government guidance.

Ramblers affiliated clubs can purchase insurance at a specially negotiated rate from our insurer, Howden – see or contact Howden on 0121 698 8050 for more information.

If you have any questions about your existing insurance policy, you should discuss these with your insurer. 


My walking club is interested in affiliate membership – where can I find out more?

You can find out more about affiliate membership - including the benefits, cost and information about insurance - on our membership pages.

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