How to keep safe and tips for dealing with different situations that you may encounter when out and about walking. Safety Advice Page on the Ramblers website

Walk yourself proud with the Ramblers and Sport Relief in 2016. This year, the Ramblers are proud to have teamed up with Sport Relief to help get more people walking, and in doing so change lives. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get a little fitter, or to cover the distance to the moon and back (768,800km in case you’re curious), walking is a simple, free and easy way for the whole family to get more active. Source: Get Walking with Ramblers and Sport Relief

What a great start to 2016, we have had a number of new people on each of our recent walks. This is really good news.  I really hope that all of you who are new will feel sufficiently encouraged and motivated to come back and join us again.  Our aim is to have a variety of walks, which will hopefully appeal to most people. Some of the reasons we go walking are because we love being outside in the countryside, we enjoy nature, we like exercise and we like being sociable, so do join us. Also once you have been walking for a while, if there is a walk or a place you would like to show us then why not offer to lead a walk? All the information you need about this can be found on the web site. Also if you have any questions, you can always ask!

Are you looking for some friendly people to walk with but you aren’t sure whether we are the right group for you? Don’t worry, you can come along for three walks before you will be asked to join the Ramblers. We were all new once, so we know what it feels like to be a bit hesitant. We are always looking for new people to join our group, so you will be guaranteed of a warm and friendly welcome. All the information you need in advance of the walk will be on the Forum, which it is easy to join.

Ethical shopping The Ramblers have teamed up with the Ethical Shop in order to help raise extra funds and so that you can shop with a conscience. The Ethical Shop brings you the best in ethical, organic, sustainable, fairly-traded and eco-friendly gifts from around the world. Source: The Ramblers – Ethical Shop Partners – The Ethical Shop

The Ramblers is celebrating the announcement today that Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has approved the longest stretch of the coastal path so far. Work can now begin to make the path between Filey Brigg in North Yorkshire and Middlesbrough’s Newport Bridge a reality. Running for 70 miles through some of the most spectacular scenery in the north east, the new path will help walkers to access historic sites such as Whitby Abbey and the village of Staithes, home to Captain Cook. Source: Longest section of coast path yet approved – Ramblers

Source: CPRE Norfolk | Campaign to Protect Rural England & standing up for your countryside

The Ramblers – Britain’s walking charity working to protect and expand the places people love to walk and promote walking for health and pleasure. Walking information, advice and campaigns, walking news and events, group led walks and an online library of walking routes. Source: Love London, Walk London – Ramblers

Hi, I wanted to make the information available about past walks more interesting. So in future, if you record a walk on your GPS or cell phone and create a GPX file as a result, do email it to me. Along with any photos you take, or any additional information that you have about the area surrounding the walk. Then I will include all this in the description of the walk below the map. See the Stow Bedon – Wretham walk from 3 January 2016. 

The Ramblers website has an update on how the Big Pathwatch is going in Norfolk and the rest of the country. As of 21 December the following are the Norfolk stats: Total number of squares in the area = 5605 Total number of squares completed = 3406 (61%) Top reported positive features = Attractive countryside, helpful and welcoming signs, attractive buildings Top reported negative features = Undergrowth on paths, missing signs on paths, missing signs on roads