Walking in the countryside is an important part of the education about our natural environment, our culture and our history. The Ramblers’ Association organises about 50 walks every year, and has several expert walk leaders to help you enjoy the best routes we have found while tracking ourselves.
How do I join?
How difficult are the walks?
The Ramblers often leave the paved roads to roam the countryside and this may not be suitable for everybody. Therefore all walks are graded as follows, in order to indicate whether they are suitable for you or not:
|Easy||for the occasional rambler who prefers to walk along easy terrain routes along country lanes without much rough ground or too steep inclines.|
|Moderate||for the average rambler who can take 3-4 hour stretches of walking on uneven surfaces.|
|Hard||for the fit rambler in good physical shape and able to negotiate steep inclines and long stretches.|
|Very Hard||only for hardy ramblers loving difficult challenges, and who are ready to take a beating.|
Our walk leaders do their best to scout and properly grade each walk beforehand and ensure these walks are done with the Code of Practice in mind. Members who are interested in becoming Walk Leaders are invited to come forward. New and original routes would be welcome, but this is not a must. Please contact us if you are interested and the Walks Coordinator will get in touch with you to give you more details. You can also speak to the committee members during any of the walks.
Some walks might present problems to anyone who is not used to walking over unpaved ground. Good walking shoes and suitable clothing for the weather are recommended. Please bring some drinking water along, especially on the longer walks. RAM endeavors to adhere to the published walks programme but reserves the right to make changes without prior notice, as the need arises. Walks are organized for the benefit of RAM members. Guests are welcome to try any walk and are invited to join the Association if they find the going good and wish to come again. Walks will be cancelled in case of very bad weather. If in doubt please phone 99497080 / 79594267
Owing to the nature of the activity involved in walks, RAM strongly recommends that you take certain measures to prevent any loss or injury being incurred during a walk. Precautionary measures suggested by RAM include, but are not limited to:
- wearing clothing attire and footwear which is suitable for walking activities;
- keeping all your belongings in a safe place during the walk;
- bringing basic first aid material with you to the walk;
- bringing sufficient drinking water with you to the walk;
- undertaking a medical check-up on a regular basis to ensure that your health condition is adequate for walking activities;
- paying attention to the difficulty level of each walk, and only attending walks the difficulty level of which is compatible with your experience and physical condition;
- sticking to the trail suggested by walk leaders during the walk;
stop walking if at any point the walk feels too difficult.
Please note that the above are strictly suggestions provided by RAM and shall in no way imply any form of responsibility on the part of RAM in the event of any loss, damage or injury being incurred by an attendee during a walk.
Disclaimer: By attending any of the RAM walks you expressly acknowledge that this shall be at your own risk and that you shall be responsible for any loss, damage or injury which you may incur during the walk. RAM expressly disclaims liability in any manner or under any circumstances whatsoever, for any loss or damage, bodily injury or death, which may be incurred during a walk.
Note: Bookings for restricted walks are not transferable. If one is accepted on a restricted walk one cannot decide to transfer one’s booking to another person. Should one not be able to make the booked walk one is to inform the organizers at once.