Group name: Hexham
This group is a part of Northumbria Area.
Our activities include:
Welcome to Hexham Ramblers
Coronavirus - update on 29th June 2020
The Ramblers' Association has suspended all group-led walks (and other activities, including footpath maintenance) until Wednesday, 1st July.
However, plans are being put in place nationally for small Ramblers group walks to be able to restart in line with the relevant government rules. These rules restrict the number of people in a group to six - the leader and five others. We at Hexham Ramblers are currently considering how to implement this in our area and will be writing to our members shortly.
The continuing easing of lockdown measures allows more freedom for walkers. However, the advice remains to limit your contact with others.
Government advice in England on taking exercise is now as follows:
- You can exercise outdoors as often as you like with up to five others from different households provided strict physical distancing guidelines are followed.
- You may drive to outdoor open spaces, irrespective of distance, but should follow social distancing guidance whilst you are there.
In addition, the Ramblers' Association urges all walkers in England to:
- Be sensitive to rural communities if considering travelling further from home for a walk, and to
- Be aware that popular locations like National Parks or the coast may be very busy, making social distancing difficult.
In many cases, the best option will be to stay local and explore the local area on foot.
Where possible, you should also:
- avoid touching gates and railings with your hands
- consider using alternative routes that do not pass through gardens, farmyards or schools, where social distancing may be difficult
- consider avoiding popular locations and times of day if you can.
More detailed information can be found here.
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?
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.
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.