Coalville

Group name: Coalville

This group is a part of Leicestershire & Rutland Area.

Our activities include:
Short and easy walks

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. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.

We are Coalville Ramblers, one of six Groups which make up the Leicestershire and Rutland Area of the Ramblers’ Association. We are based in the former mining town of Coalville in North-west Leicestershire, and are close to the Charnwood Forest and the newly developed National Forest. We are fortunate in Leicestershire to have one of the best maintained footpath networks in the country, with well way-marked paths and a good proportion of our styles replaced by gates.

We have a full programme throughout the year, with walks each Wednesday and alternate Saturdays and Sundays. In addition there are shorter walks on some Thursdays of up to 5 miles, and taken at a more leisurely pace that our Wednesday and weekend walks, and usually finishing at a pub or cafe for lunch. These walks should appeal to members who are not so fit as they were, or are new to rambling. During the summer months we have short evening walks on Thursdays. We have a one-day coach trip in May, with a choice of walks, and in September we organise a long weekend further afield, again with a choice of walks. Although walking as a group gives an opportunity to socialise, we have occasional social evenings, and on Friday lunchtimes a number of regulars get together in the local Wetherspoons Pub to “put the world to rights”.

We try to be “green” by encouraging car-sharing to walks. While we no longer have a formal meeting place, we encourage members to contact others with car-sharing in mind.

Our membership is made up predominantly of active retired people, but we have a number of younger members. New members of any age are always welcome, and can join us for two or three walks before committing to becoming members.

For further information, or to join us, email info@coalvilleramblers.org.uk