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Group name: Hexham

This group is a part of Northumbria Area.

0191 413 1724
Our activities include:
Path maintenance

Welcome to Hexham Ramblers


Join us at 10.15 every Sunday morning…

… as we walk in the wonderful Northumbrian countryside with one of our experienced local leaders. Enjoy the views, fun, exhilaration and good company.  We're a friendly group and love making new friends.  Why not give us a try?


Our next walk

Sunday, 19th January - Bardon Mill and Hotbank Crags

The walk starts with a long and steep ascent up Barcombe Hill to Hotbank Crags. It then goes west along Hadrian's Wall with panoramic views to the Solway Firth, Lake District and Cross Fell  - there are steep ascents and descents on this section -  before turning south to Vindolanda and following the Chainley Burn through the pottery back to Bardon Mill. For more information, click here.

NB  This walk replaces the Halton Lea Gate walk advertised originally.

Who we are

Hexham Ramblers is part of the national Ramblers' Association. 

Where we walk

We usually explore areas close to Hexham, such as Hadrian's Wall, the Tyne Valley and Hexhamshire. 

Sometimes we go further afield, exploring the North Pennines, the Cheviots, the Northumberland coast and even the Lake District.

What we offer

There's something for everyone:

  • Short easy walks of 5-6 miles at a leisurely pace for those who like to take their time and savour the country air.
  • Moderate walks of 7-9 miles, not so leisurely and typically involving some gradients.
  • Longer walks of over 10 miles at a brisker pace over rougher, hillier terrain.

All walks end in a café or pub - a chance to relax over tea and cake, or something stronger.


This way to see some great views with Hexham Ramblers...


Our walks programme

Download a summary of our latest walks programme here.  You can also subscribe to a printed booklet that comes out twice a year and gives details of all walks being offered by the different groups in Ramblers' Northumbria region.  This booklet is available only to members.

For full up-to-date information on each walk and contact details for the leader, see Our group walks on this page.

Be our guest

If you're not a paid-up Rambler, you're very welcome to join us for three walks free of charge as our guest.  If you'd like to continue walking with us after that - and we hope you do - we'll ask you to sign up to join our national organisation, the Ramblers.  Click here for more details and remember to mention Hexham Ramblers in your application.

Once you're a member, you can walk with any Ramblers' group anywhere in the UK.

Our other activities

As well as our walks programme, we run a programme of footpath maintenance and work with our local authority, Northumberland County Council, to keep the path network accessible to all.  We also organise social gatherings for all members and, working with our colleagues in the wider Northumbria area, offer occasional short training courses in subjects such as navigation and first-aid skills - find out more here.


More information

If you have any questions that we haven't answered here, please visit our page of frequently asked questions or get in touch with our secretary, Julia Forster.