Frequently asked questions

 

More information to help you prepare for your walks with us - in a simple Q&A format.

If you have any other questions, please contact our secretary, Julia Forster.

 

I'm not sure what level of walk is right for me

Start with one of our easier walks and see how you get on. You can always try a longer walk next time if you feel you need something more. 

 

How do I get to the starting point of each walk?

Most of our walks start in places that are not served by public transport on a Sunday, if at all, and so we usually make our own way to each starting point.  The walks programme always gives a grid reference to help members find the right place and the walks leader will advise on where best to park.  We do, however, encourage car-sharing wherever possible. If you'd like to car-share before a walk, please contact the walk leader.

 

What should I bring with me?

Often you’ll not need much more than common sense: wear the right footwear, depending on how long or difficult the walk is; bring something to eat and drink; and don’t forget to check the weather! Other than that, walk leaders will give you all the advice you need.

 

Are Hexham Ramblers' walks open to children?

Yes, but anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

We are introducing short family walks this year (2019) which are designed to cater specifically for parents with young children. See the Family Walks page for more details.

 

Can I bring my dog?

We regret that the only dogs allowed are registered assistance dogs.

 

Is there a Facebook page for Hexham Ramblers?

Yes.  You can find us at https://www.facebook.com/hexhamramblers/

There is also a Facebook page for our new family walks: www.facebook.com/ramblers4kids

 

What are the benefits of membership?

The benefits of membership are many. You have the opportunity to walk with us every week and discover our wonderful region with friendly, like-minded people.  You are also warmly invited to get involved in our social programme. 

You can walk with any Ramblers group in the Northumbria region - and, indeed, with any group anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales.

All UK members of the Ramblers are offered discounts at Cotswold Outdoor, a quarterly magazine and access to libraries of maps and walking routes.

Just as importantly, your membership helps Hexham Ramblers and the Ramblers nationally to continue the essential work of ensuring that the countryside is open to all. Whether this is our work locally to maintain footpaths and report access issues to the local authority, or campaigns and appeals in support of ramblers nationally, it is all made possible by membership subscriptions.  A modest investment with the promise of much more in return.