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Group name: Southampton

This group is a part of Hampshire Area.

023 8055 3883

   Enjoy walking in Hampshire and the surrounding area then why not give us a try?


                   Autumn in the New Forest , Wootton Bridge walk , October 11th   

We offer friendly company on our guided walks  which even in these difficult times  are at least 3 every week, in the local area and further afield. These range in length from a few miles, ideal for those new to or returning to walking, to all-day walks for the more experienced walker. There is something for everyone so why not come along and meet us, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and above all enjoy yourself :  newcomers welcome 

  If you choose to Follow us on our Facebook page  you will be notified of the very latest  news, walks and social event update  posts and you can also  post comments and photos .  Many of the Group's archived photos have also been posted to Facebook: to Follow us click the    like symbol.   


Ramblers and Walking for Health group walks are exempt from the restrictions on social gatherings, known as the ‘rule of six’ in England, from 14 September.This is an explicit exemption based on expert scientific and medical advice – which reflects the low risk, and huge health and well-being benefits that these activities bring. We are operating within a clearly defined framework, outlined in section 3.15 of the UK government guidance:

These organised group walks are categorised as ‘outdoor physical activity events’ and are exempt  as we have already met the protocols, and put extra measures in place to reduce the risks of COVID-19. RA Covid Update

We are currently publishing our programme of walks electronically a month at a time. There's something for everyone with a programme of short, medium and long walks, both local and further afield. See walk details for booking registration arrangements. Numbers are limited to 20 only. Non members are welcome to try our walks. 

                                              DON'T LOSE YOUR WAY

 Our public rights of way were first recorded  on a Definitive Map in the 1950's. Today, nationally an estimated 10000 miles of paths remain unrecorded and we have until 2026 to record them otherwise they will be lost forever. There may be some of these paths in the parishes which Southampton Group covers (Netley Marsh, Nursling & Rownhams, Ampfield, North Baddesley, Marchwood, Hythe & Dibden, Fawley, Chilworth, Totton & Eling, Ashurst & Colbury) and if you know of any or would like  information about  searching  for them see  Ramblers Don’t Lose Your Way 

                                PLEASE SUPPORT OUR GROUP

  • Get your Programme and Newsletter by email: it's quicker  and saves paper and  distribution costs :  See Join The Ramblers page for details.
  • When joining the RA please remember to select "Southampton" when selecting your Group.  By doing this not only will you support our Group's activities but you will receive our Programme and News updates as well as being able  to join walks led by the   500 or so RA Groups through England , Wales and Scotland.


  • Southampton Ramblers are proud to be affiliated to the Walking Partnership. Help support our group by booking your walking holidays with Ramblers Walking Holidays, Cruise and Walk Holidays, or Adagio and nominate Southampton Ramblers Group when booking to ensure we receive vital funds through the  Walking Partnership  (last year we received £540 which covers our walks programme costs) : here is the  Ramblers Walking Holidays brochure