When I was at the Outdoors Show it struck me as to how many great Outdoor Associations, charities, clubs and communities existed in the UK, this gave me the inspiration to start a series of articles on ProCamping featuring different associations. If you have one that is close to your heart go to the about page and drop me an email.
First up is the Ramblers, “Britains Walking Charity”. The Ramblers give their mission as “to protect the ability of people to enjoy the sense of freedom and benefits that come from being outdoors on foot… that we protect and expand the infrastructure and places people go walking”
The Ramblers campaign to improve and extend access to national trails, and to beat funding cuts to footpaths. Some of their recent past acheivements have included the One Coast for all campaign which sees the Ramblers campaign for a coastal path around the whole of England, in 2012 they achieved the first step in this with the England Coast Path opening in Weymouth. The current plans are that by 2017 we’ll be able to walk from Hull to Dorset (the long way round, via Wales).
Joining the Ramblers
Annual individual membership to the Ramblers is currently set at £31, there is a £10 discount if you sign up with annual direct debit. Joining the Ramblers you are not only supporting their work you also get access to a range of Ramblers benefits…
Benefits of Joining
- The ability to join one of hundreds of organised walks every weekend.
- Quarterly issues of Walk Magazine
- Access to the Ramblers extensive map library
- A Members Handbook
- Discretionary discounts from Cotswold Outdoors
- Holiday offers from HF Holidays
- Competitive insurance rates with UIA
- 5% on every booking with cottages4you
Tell us your experiences with The Ramblers!
Are you a member of the Ramblers? Leave a comment and tell us why, what has been your favourite part of membership, is there a particular group walk or an event you loved? Let us know!