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Coast to Coast, Hadrians Wall, The Cotswold Way, Yorkshire Three Peaks, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, The South Downs, Norfolk, Somerset, The Lakes, Causeway Coast, The Peak District, Dorset Coast, Mourne Mountains, Pembrokeshire Coast, Shropshire, The Cheviots, Northumberland Coast, Brecon Beacons, Isle of Wight, a marathon.....



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What is the Peterborough Younger Walkers like?

We are a friendly bunch and welcome people with all levels of experience, beginners are particularly welcome. We have about 50-60 members. On average we get about 10-20 people on a walk; sometimes we only have 10 people sometimes 30 it varies from walk to walk. We also have social events such as trips to the cinema, theatre, 10 pin bowling, and meals out etc.  We also have our monthly pub meeting, which is held in various pubs around the area.  If you are interested in walking, or think you would like to try it, would like to meet new people who share the same interest and enjoy being sociable, we may well be the group for you.  It's a great way to make new friends and get to know the local countryside.  There is no pressure to attend any of our walks or social events, members attend events as often or as little as they like.  Please don't just judge us by the description above, come on a walk and see for yourself!

So what should you do if I want to come on a walk?

You are welcome to just turn up for a walk on the programme (but turn up on time as leaders may not wait long for latecomers).  It's advisable to telephone the walk leader in advance and let them know you are coming, then they will look out for you.  Dogs are allowed on walks at the walk leaders discretion only, so please telephone the Walk Leader if you want to bring a dog to ask if the walk is suitable.  As some walks involve climbing a number or styles or walking though fields containing livestock.

Figure of 8 walks are in two parts, a morning part and afternoon part with lunch in between.  You can come on all of the walk, or just for the morning walk, or just for the afternoon walk.  Both walks tend to have the same start point or a start point near each other, so people can meet up and socialise for lunch after the morning walk and before the afternoon walk.

What equipment do I need?

We advise you to bring suitable walking or other strong boots to walk in, as it can be wet and muddy.  We usually bring our own packed lunches for day walks and figure of 8 walks.  We usually stop at a pub or teashop if there is one on route for refreshments so it is advisable to bring some money with you for drinks etc.  We recommend you also bring a bottled soft drink, or flask of coffee/tea with you to drink on the way.

Do I have to join?

As we are a Ramblers Association Group people join by joining of the Rambler's Association and registering with our group. We don't expect people to join on their first walk, though we will probably give you some information, we normally* allow people to come on 2-3 walks to decide whether they want to join or not (*the exception being weekends away).  If you decide you like walking with us, and want to come on more walks, we will ask you to join the Rambler's Association.

See our Join Us section for more information.

How can I get to walks if I haven't got a car?

If you live in an area where some of our members live someone may be able to give you a lift to the start of walks.  Please contact the appropriate walk leader listed on the programme if you would like a lift.


We are aware that it may be a bit nerve racking coming on a walk for the first time. Many of us felt the same the first time we came along. So we try to make new people feel welcome. Please don’t put it off coming on a walk with us, we often have more than one person on a walk who hasn’t walked with us before, so you probably won’t be alone. 


Looking further ahead:


*** Easter 2019 ***
Isle Of Man 19th - 22nd April
Planning now - let Stephen know
if you are interested.

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