We're a group of mostly mature people, from in and around Northampton, who enjoy walking, socialising, and exploring the great outdoors. We welcome people of all ages and aim to provide a comprehensive walking programme and to be as inclusive as possible.
We offer half day walks on Saturday afternoons; day walks on Sundays and a morning walk on Wednesday with the chance to stop for a meal afterwards. In the summer months we put on a weekly evening walk. We are developing our range of shorter walks, which currently take place on the first Tuesday of the month. Short walks start at 3-4 miles, half day walks are usually between 5-7 miles and day walks 10-12 miles. These walks are usually in the county but we do venture further afield to neighbouring counties and Derbyshire. There is a chance to book onto group walking holidays, which have included in recent years the Coast to Coast Path, The Yorkshire Wolds Way and The West Highland Way. We also have weekends away, recently staying in Essex, the Isle of Wight and Kent.
So if you like walking, want to get a bit fitter, or would like to try out a new activity whilst meeting new friends along the way, you've found the right group!
Try us for free
We will welcome you on any walk; just choose one suitable for you. RSVP to one of our walks on Meetup and just turn up. The published time is the one we leave at so please turn up at least 10 minutes before in order to get kitted up. We were formed in 1969 and are run completely by volunteer leaders and committee members. Further details can be found on our website which is https://www.northamptonra.org.uk
We are part of and funded by the Ramblers ( http://www.ramblers.org.uk/ ), Britain's walking charity who are working to create a Britain where everyone has the freedom to enjoy the outdoors on foot. You are free to join us for several different events before we ask you to consider joining Ramblers as a member.
All our walks (and those of all other Ramblers groups) are free for Ramblers members. Joining Ramblers costs approximately £34.00 per person per year or £3.25 per month and £45.00 or £4.25 per month for a couple. Discounted membership is available for the unemployed, full-time students and people on means tested benefits. For more information and to join please visit http://www.ramblers.org.uk (http://www.ramblers.org.uk/)
We look forward to meeting you at one of our events soon.