Leighton Buzzard


Group name: Leighton Buzzard

This group is a part of Bedfordshire Area.

Why not boost your health and social life whilst enjoying the local countryside by coming on a walk with Leighton Buzzard Ramblers?  We are a very friendly group and can cater for all ages and abilities with our varied programme of midweek and Sunday short, long, linear and themed walks, but there are also plenty of social events across the year where walking boots are not required!

We have at least one walk every Sunday and a midweek walk on either Tue/Wed/Thur twice a month.  These are a mixture of shorter (5-8 miles) and longer (9-13 miles approx) distances, and we have also recently introduced an additional short Sunday walk of between 4-6 miles once a month, which will generally start within a 15-mile radius of town.  For those without cars, or those who may wish to save on fuel, we operate a car sharing scheme, and many of our walks finish with an optional pub or tea shop stop.  The group also offers the opportunity to walk some local linear or circular long distance paths over several stages and weeks, co-ordinated separately from the main programme.  Each stage will usually be a distance of between 9-12 miles and can be walked on either a Saturday or Sunday, as pre-arranged by the participants.

On the social side, we have an annual dinner in Winter, annual walking holiday in Spring and a barbecue in the Summer. There are also numerous other trips, excursions and short breaks throughout the year on a rolling programme.  Any suggestions for additional social events of any kind are much appreciated, as are new walk leaders who are always in demand!  We do sometimes run map and compass courses to help people prepare for this, which are fun practical/theoretical sessions held in a non-pressurized environment.

Do join us on walk soon - you can be sure of a warm welcome!

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