Group name: Penrith

This group is a part of Lake District Area.

01768 897159
Our activities include:
Short and easy walks




Penrith is centrally located to provide a wide range of walks in the Lakeland hills, the Howgills, the Eden Valley and the North Pennines, even venturing into the Yorkshire Dales and Scotland at times.  The Group is a friendly and welcoming, providing walks for a wide range of abilities each week, including low level woodland and lakeside walks as well as mountain walking.​
The Group is in the process of increasing the numbers of walks it provides but has still not returned to pre-pandemic levels.  Walks can be on any day of the week but Wednesday is the most popular day.
Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.
See our new programme of walks.


Contacting Penrith Ramblers 

The telephone number of the walk leader of each walk is given on the walks' programme.  Please contact the walk leader by email or phone to book a place on a walk and gain details about the start point and any other relevant information.  You will be asked to provide your mobile phone number so that you can be contacted in the event of any changes.

News and Events



1)   A Very Successful Fund Raising Event on behalf of Myeloma UK was held in Threlkeld  Village Hall, on Wednesday 8th June 14.30 - 16.30

Well over £1,000 was raised for this cause in support of Stuart Gran, who has this disease.

Stuart Gran Thank you Note to all Ramblers

When I moved to Cumbria in 2016 I joined the Penrith Group of National Ramblers.

This was most opportune as I met my current partner Jean during the subsequent organised walks. It has also proved time and time again what wonderful friends we both have.

Although I was disappointed not to be able to attend personally, I now know that last Wednesday’s Tea & Cake fundraiser for Myeloma UK, in celebration of my 70th birthday, was a great success due to the teamwork and effort involved.

Jean and I cannot thank you enough for your support and we are looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Stuart and Jean

12th June, 2022


2)  If you are interested in raising funds for the Alzheimer's Society by doing a 13 or 26 mile Trek    in the Ullswater valley on 25 June, click on the link Trek26 Lake District | Alzheimer's Society (  



 Cost £29.50, book by 17 June by contacting Helen Leech at

A Supper night has been arrange at Langwathby Village Hall with food supplied by Langwathby Station Cafe on 16 September.  This will give the opportunity to celebrate special birthdays, including 90, 80 and 75 and to socialise whilst enjoying good food.  See the News and Events page for full details.

5) Penrith Ramblers held a very successful Christmas Lunch  at the Roundthorn Hotel on Thursday 17 December.  We have already booked for Tuesday 20 December 2022, put the date on your calendar now..

For further information on all these events see the News and Events Page

Twenty one walkers and two dogs on a glorious but icy cold day with snow on fells

From January 1, Penrith Ramblers can use the Rugby Club carpark to meet and share cars.  Mask wearing is recommended in cars for the time being.

The Penrith Ramblers Walks Co-ordinators, Chair and Secretaries

  • Chairperson Jean Bradshaw 01768 865240                    
  • Honorary secretary Sue Marshall 01768 897159
  • Membership secretary David Dixon 07941602272
  • Footpath secretary Alan Duval 017684 83727
  • Walks co-ordinator Roger Leech 07841 378121
  • Walks co-ordinator Jean Bradshaw 01768 865240
  • Walks co-ordinator Mike Eden 07751924982
  • Walks co-ordinator Sue Marshall 01768 897159

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