Walk Leader

As a walk leader you’ll be joining a community of over 14,000 other volunteers helping open the way for people to enjoy walking the length and breath of Great Britain.

You’ll lead walks of your choice with your local group. You choose if that’s a short coastal stroll, a stomp up a windswept hill, or a local amble for family groups – the choice is yours. You’ll connect with your group to be sure what your offer fits into the local programme and in return they’ll help you get the most out of this exciting and popular role.

People are what makes the Ramblers such a great community, so in this role you’ll make everyone feel welcome. Whether this is their very first walk with us or if they have walked with us for years, you’ll help everyone feel at home.

Downloads: Walk Leader.pdf  l  Other information: Community based

Location: Various

Contact your nearest area or group for more details on how to become a Walk Leader


More about this role

Volunteer role: Walk Leader  l  Volunteer manager: Walks Programme Coordinator

Where you will be based: Community


Why we want you

Share your enthusiasm and passion for walking by leading walks for your local group. You'll work with a programme coordinator to choose dates and routes to make sure they fit into the walks programme. You'll need to make sure that you accurately assess your walks for difficulty level and familiarise yourself with the routes before leading them.


What you will be doing

  • Working with the Walks Programme Coordinator(s) to plan and lead suitable walks
  • Arranging dates for walks and committing to leading the walks on those days
  • Giving the Walks Contributors/Editor all of the information needed to add the walks online
  • Checking and risk assessing the route before the date so that you're familiar with it
  • Welcome and include all members and non-members (including promoting membership) who are on the walk
  • Being responsible for the group during the walk, making sure everyone is kept safe and accounted for, working with the backmarker
  • If any incident or accident happens on the walk, report it quickly to the Ramblers' office


The skills you need

  • Experience of walking in your local area or community
  • People person, able to lead a team with humour
  • Good communication skills and able to build a relationship with all sorts of people


What's in it for you

  • Access to training and network opportunities
  • Support and advice from other Walk Leaders
  • Support and guidance from Walks Programme Coordinator(s)
  • Being part of a friendly group
  • Helping people access the outdoors on foot


Contact to apply: Pembrokeshire group l  Pembrokeshire area