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

A final total of £2,230 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


There are many special birthdays among our members this year, not least one of 90, some 80s, many 75s and numerous others.  Some people are celebrating this year because they could not do so during Covid.  If you think you are celebrating a special birthday and want to contribute a photo of yourself as a baby or toddler, please let Jean Bradshaw (who will be the only one who knows everyone's identity) have it by the end of August and everyone can have fun trying to decide who is who using a list of everyone who has contributed a photo.
The date and the venue have had to be changed since it was advertised initially but it will now go ahead on 

Friday 16 September at the Great Salkeld Village Hall at 7pm for 7.30pm.

The food will be provided by Janet Davies from the Langwathby Station Café at a cost of £22 per person, including the hire of the hall.
As well as the photo competition and the excellent food, there will be a chance to enjoy the company of fellow Ramblers in a social setting.
Water will be available at the tables but if you want wine or soft drinks, bring your own.  After the meal Coffee and Tea can be served on request at an additional cost.

Please book a.s.a.p and definitely by the end of August by emailing or phoning 07885316036 or 01768865240.    No deposit is required but full payment of £22 will be needed in CASH on the night.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 9 Sept but any cancellations after that will be charged the full cost.

3) 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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