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.

Next Walks: Wednesday 31 August

A Group

Skiddaw Scuttle - Carl Side Cardiovascular, Lonscale Leisure

  • Distance: 12.0 miles
  • Ascent: 3500 feet
  • Grade: Challenging
  • Leader: John Whittaker - 01768 866225

B+ Group

Rigg Beck to Buttermere and back

  • Distance: 9.0 miles
  • Ascent: 3100 feet
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Leader: Graham Allan - 01768 890390

B Group

Little Langdale

  • Distance: 7.0 miles
  • Ascent: 1200 feet
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Leader: Michael Coen - 01768 891173

C Group

Walk around Dufton Pike

  • Distance: 5.0 miles
  • Ascent: 550 feet
  • Grade: Leisurely
  • Leader: Mike Eden - 017683 52411



  • Distance: 4.5 miles
  • Ascent: Little uphill walking
  • Grade: Easy
  • Leader: Dorothy Milner - 01768 898578