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Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and West Middlesex Area

The Ramblers

The Ramblers is Britain's walking charity, working to safeguard the footpaths, the countryside and other places we go walking, and to encourage more people to take up walking. With 119,000 members in England, Scotland and Wales, we've been working for walkers for 76 years.

Our Area

The Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and West Middlesex Area of the Ramblers is the co-ordinating body for a 10 of the Ramblers local groups on the left of this article and the information on this website is intended primarily for administrative use by the local groups, their committees and volunteers.

New to the Ramblers?

You'll get a warm welcome at each of the local groups. Just have a look at the list of upcoming walks in the area. Once you have walked two or three times with any of the groups, you will be expected to join the Ramblers.

The History of the Ramblers

Here's a short film giving the background to the Ramblers and Ramblers Association.

 

Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can:

ramblers    be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
ramblers   join a community of over 115,000 members
ramblers    enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
ramblers     choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
ramblers   help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking

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Ramblers Walk Magazine

  • Smuggle the latest issue of Walk magazine with you this summer

    Us walkers owe the bootleggers and pirates of yesteryear a huge debt of thanks. Because without their centuries-old legacy of clandestine tracks, we’d be robbed of some of the most thrilling trails these isles have to offer.

    In the latest issue of Walk magazine – out 1 June – we uncover the swashbuckling past of some of the very best of these: from whisky-smuggling routes up mountain passes to dizzying clifftop trails above secret coves. Try smuggling one or two into your holiday plans this summer!

    Also in this issue, you’ll find a special report on the Ramblers’ hundreds of volunteer path maintenance teams, working to keep the network open all over Britain.

    There’s also a round up and review of the latest camping gear, a first-hand account of a members’ experiences with the Mountain and Rescue services after a fall on Snowdon, and an exclusive and provocative interview with environmental author George Monbiot. Plus your chance to win an outdoors camera and a holiday for two to Turkey (enter here now!).

    Pick up your copy at high street stores of WHSmith and Cotswold Outdoor. Ramblers members get Walk delivered every quarter, or can download past issues and audio versions online for free.

  • Medal Routes project marks 100 days to Commonwealth Games

    Three new walking maps for Aberdeen were officially launched at Robert Gordon University (RGU) this week as part of Ramblers Scotland’s Medal Routes project to mark the countdown to the start of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    Members of the local community, university students and staff and public health employees joined together at the university’s Garthdee campus to officially launch the new maps on Monday 14 April, exactly 100 days before the Games.

    The maps feature short circular walking routes – Medal Routes – which start and finish at newly appointed walking ‘hubs’ – Marischal College, Aberdeen Sports Village and RGU: SPORT (part of the RGU campus).

    The Medal Routes project is helping to deliver a physical activity legacy from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games by encouraging individuals and communities throughout Scotland to become more active.

    Medal Routes are developed by identifying a walking ‘hub’ (such as a sports centre or community centre) and creating short circular routes of approximately 15, 30 and 60 minutes long - Bronze, Silver and Gold Medal Routes - starting and finishing at the hub.

    “As a Games legacy project, Medal Routes provides encouragement for people to go for regular walks and we are pleased to launch three new walking maps in Aberdeen exactly 100 days before the Commonwealth Games begin,” said Rob Burns, Medal Routes Project Officer for Ramblers Scotland.

    “We now have over 250 Medal Routes from almost 90 hubs throughout Scotland. Each route uses paths within local communities that many people don’t even know exist,” added Rob. “By walking for at least 30 minutes a day, five times a week, people can watch the Commonwealth Games knowing that they are on the road to fitness too.”

    The Medal Routes at RGU: Sport were mapped out by students and are part of the university’s plans to create a publically accessible network of pathways on campus, linking with other paths in Aberdeen as the council continues its programme to make Aberdeen a more active city.

    “These new walking routes provide the ideal opportunity for folk to get out-and-about, enjoy some fresh air, take in the scenery, and learn about the local history while getting fitter” said Councillor Jenny Laing.

    Aberdeen is one of many new Medal Routes locations and to celebrate, Ramblers Scotland is giving residents the chance to win an iPad Mini. To enter the competition simply try out a Medal Route walk in Aberdeen and let us know how you get on by completing a short survey.

    There are also lots of opportunities to get involved with the Medal Routes project from helping to promote routes to identifying new ones. Find out more about volunteering opportunities.

    The Medal Routes project in Aberdeen was supported by Aberdeen City Council, Robert Gordon University, the University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Sports Village.