Welcome to the Penrith Ramblers Website
The Penrith Ramblers Group is an active group in the Lake District area of Ramblers, leading over 6 walks per week in the summer months and about 5 walks per week during the rest of the year. Despite being centred on a fairly small town, the group has over 300 members and carries out more walks than most other groups.
The group holds most walks on Wednesdays, when 4 and sometimes 5 walks are held, with one walk on a Saturday. In the summer, walks are held on a Thursday evening and some special 'theme' walks are held on a Sunday. Active walkers in the group tend to associate with a particular walking party, based on friendship groupings and walking ability, though some members do swop between walking parties.
Besides leading walks, the group is involved with investigating routes for new and existing paths and reporting obstructions to paths in the area. It also holds social events, such as lunches/dinners and walking trips in other areas of the country.
As you might expect there are many members who work with little publicity behind the scenes, helping with social events, doing the administration, making policy decisions and helping to publicise the group, e.g. writing articles in the local press.
The Group’s walk book of 30 walks in and around Penrith has been a very successful publication which is still in considerable demand locally. Of the 2,000 copies that were printed in 2010 there are now just over 100 left for sale. So if you’d like to buy a copy (or copies) please contact Graham Allan.
When they’ve gone, they’ve gone!
• Posted: 02 Apr 2017
Newsletter entries selected are downloadable to your own device or can be read directly on the website. Documents are currently in .docx format but you should be able to convert them to .pdf if required.
• Posted: 16 Mar 2017
Many people love the idea of walking but would not be able to manage a big or challenging walk to begin with.
A shorter walks programme (Eden Strollers), commencing Wednesday 13th January 2016, described as ‘easy’ or ‘leisurely’ will be incorporated into the regular walks programme These walks will offer something to a) keen walkers who don’t have time for a longer walk, b) to existing Ramblers members who find the current programme too challenging and c) to those walkers who have become fitter through health walks and are looking for a new challenge. The walks will be:- led by a Ramblers member with a back marker, on a planned route with a clear start and end (usually Penrith Rugby Union Club car park), of no more than three to five miles, at a pace that is not too fast, on manageable terrain, run weekly on a Wednesday and, of course, friendly with a chance to socialise in a café or a pub at the end of the walk.
Penrith Ramblers' Chairman or Secretary will put you in touch with further information.
• Posted: 20 Sep 2015