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.