The Walsall Group of The Ramblers

Staffordshire Area

Welcome

The Walsall Group of The Ramblers has sought to bring the pleasures of walking to as many people as possible in the Walsall Borough since 1992. We feel that being in a predominantly urban environment is no reason not to be involved in walking. We have excellent motorway and road links from the town and hence we can be in many completely different areas of the Midlands within an hour of setting off (roadworks permitting).  We mostly walk in Staffordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire but sometimes venture further afield, particularly during the summer.  We have walks varying from 4 to 12 miles in length.  The walks take place almost every Sunday and normally alternate Saturdays with midweek walks in the summer.

If you want to get fit, make new friends, and explore beautiful and interesting country, why not try walking with us?  You are welcome to try three walks before deciding whether you want to join.​

The Walsall Group encourages car-sharing as it reduces travel costs and means we can use smaller parking areas which gives us more choice of start points.  We meet at various places within Walsall to drive to the walk start.  Anyone wishing to walk with the group but make their own way to the start point should contact the walk leader beforehand to confirm the start point and time.

We also have a busy Footpath Maintenance Team, working in conjunction with Walsall Councils’ Highways Department, who regularly go out to repair/replace footpath furniture and clear away overgrowth within the Walsall Borough.  We also campaign for the preservation and expansion of the footpath network within Walsall Borough.

Our group has an active Social Calendar with an event generally every month for those who wish to take part.

Information can be posted out to anyone making enquiries by contacting our Membership Secretary, John on 0121 353 4102.

 

Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking

Group News

***************** CHAIRMAN'S RESIGNATION *****************

Following the committee meeting held on Thursday 1st June

Kevin Wilcox has resigned as Chairman.

He felt that he was not getting sufficient support from the majority of the committee, regarding his grave concerns over the data protection act and its implications for the Walsall Walking Festival that was cancelled Two Months ago.

As Vice Chair, I will now take up the position of Acting Chair until the A.G.M. in November.

These changes should not affect the running of the club, and I hope you will all enjoy the walks we have planned on the walking programme.

Peter Turner

Acting Chair

5 June 2018

 

The committee wish to apologise for the printing errors on the Summer programme to the three people whose names are incorrect.

There will be a summer evening walk on Wednesday July 11th.  See the 'Saturday and Summer Evening Walks' page for details.

We're now on Twitter.  Follow @walsallramblers.  The GDPR makes this more important. 

The Ramblers Roadshow is coming to Shrewsbury on Saturday June 9th (and Oxford on Saturday June 30th). Follow this link to find out more.

We are taking  bookings for this year's coach trip.  It will be on Sunday September 16th and the destination will be Cambridge.  Tickets will be £13.  Passengers will have the option of spending the whole day in the city or being dropped off at Harlton for a 7-mile walk in through Haslingfield and Grantchester.  Honey sandwiches are optional.

Cotswold Outdoor

As a Ramblers Member, there's now a 15% discount available at Cotswold Outdoor. They have stores in Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry, throughout the UK and in Dublin.

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And a 20% for your first purchase with the voucher which comes in the membership pack.

Saturday, June 23, 2018