Group name: Hexham
This group is a part of Northumbria Area.
Our activities include:
Welcome to Hexham Ramblers
Take a look at our walks programme!
Come and join us on one - or more! - of our walks. See the details of our current programme lower down on this page or download our handy pdf summary:
Walks programme - 5th June to 4th September 2022
We operate a booking system for all our walks. Booking opens on the Monday before each walk. Please e-mail the leader to book your place.
When you book, let the walk leader have your contact details so that we can get in touch if there are any changes to the walk or if we have to cancel it.
Restrictions on group numbers will remain for the few walks starting from places with limited parking. The number of places available will be highlighted in the walk description.
Remember that the coronavirus is still very much with us. For the latest government guidance on living with the virus, click here .
We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival to run 6 walks themed around the wall. Admission is, of course, free of charge! All are on Sundays and start at 10.15am (except where shown).
Click on the dates below for full details and visit the festival website for the full HW1900 programme.
22nd May - Crag Lough & Greenlee Lough
26th June – Simonburn to Sewing Shields
31st July - Greenhead, Cawfields and Walltown Crags
21st August – Wall village, Heavenfields and Hadrian’s Wall
25th September – Greenlee Lough and Hadrian’s Wall (10.00 start)
23rd October – The vallum, an ice box and a menhir.
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. We also produce a one-page pdf summary of the programme - you can find a copy here .
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.