Group name: Hexham
This group is a part of Northumbria Area.
Our activities include:
Welcome to Hexham Ramblers
Restarting our walks - update on 18th September 2020
The introduction of new Covid restrictions across much of north-east England does not affect Ramblers' group walks in Northumberland. 'Sporting or licensed physical activity in groups of more than 6' organised by a 'national governing body, club, registered instructor/coach, business or charity' continues to be authorised. In all cases, the organiser must conduct a risk assessment and ensure compliance with COVID-19 secure guidance.
This good news means that we in Hexham Ramblers can continue with the restart of our group walks.
Come and join us!
In these Covid times, however, we will have to make arrangements a little more formal than usual. This means:
- All walks will have to comply with the government's Covid-19 guidance. Risk assessments will be carried out for each one.
- Places must be booked in advance. Details of how to do this will be given in the walk description.
- All participants will be asked to register their contact details in line with the government's test and trace system. These details will be kept for 21 days after each walk.
- The number of places on each walk will be limited, probably to 10-12. Car sharing is discouraged by the government in its Covid guidance and parking space will often be limited in the very rural areas where we walk.
Find out more
All walks will be advertised on this page and on Facebook @HexhamRamblers.
Read the Ramblers' national guidance on joining Covid-safe walks HERE.
Scroll down THIS PAGE on the Gov.UK website for the Government's advice on CAR SHARING
The Government's guidance on the local restrictions introduced in north-east England are available on the gov.uk WEBSITE.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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 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.