Group name: Hexham
This group is a part of Northumbria Area.
Our activities include:
Welcome to Hexham Ramblers
Hexham group walks have restarted!
Following the government's decision to begin easing the lockdown in England, Ramblers' group walks and volunteer activities can resume. Hexham Ramblers' regular Sunday walks began again on 11th April.
All walks are required to follow Covid-secure guidance, including social distancing. To achieve this, we have decided that there will be a maximum of 15 places on each walk. This includes the leader. All places must be booked in advance.
Walks are advertised here (and by e-mail to all group members) on the Sunday before they are held. Information on how to book places is included in the walk details.
For details of the government's current restrictions, including those on informal walks organised among friends and family, please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
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
All walks will be advertised here.
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 waymarking and 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, Lesley Lofthouse.
Tyne and Wear Heritage Way
This 80-mile trail reopened in 2018 and a new fully illustrated guide has just been published by Northumbria Ramblers, the project leaders. The guide includes detailed walk instructions with maps, and public transport information for the start and finish points of each section.
Volunteers from Hexham Ramblers were instrumental in restoring the section from Ponteland to Wylam.
The guide costs £7.99 (+ £1 postage and packing). For details of how to order your copy, visit the Northumbria Ramblers page on this website.
The Heritage Way also has its own dedicated website.