Ramblers – 1 & 2


Photo of Ramblers 1 on a  walk in the Wicken Bonhunt area.

With both groups we meet in the first car park of the Lord Butler Leisure Centre in Saffron Walden at about 9.45am to depart promptly at 10.00am.  The number of members on a walk can vary between 6 and 30. We then share lifts and drive to our chosen location. The walks are usually between 3 and 6 miles long and we are normally back at the Leisure Centre between 12.00 and 1.00pm. The groups meet each fortnight and Ramblers 1 and 2 alternate on Thursday mornings. Wet weather gear and walking boots are recommended.  The walks can involve climbing over stiles. On some of the walks there will be opportunities to stop off for lunch at the end of the walk at a pub.

Ramblers 1

Group Co-ordinator: Keith Patmore – 01799 527 568 –  keithf.pat@tiscali.co.uk

Ramblers 1 meets  on alternate Thursday mornings every fortnight (11th January 2018) at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre car park at 9-45 am to depart at 10-00 am prompt. There may be a few spare places so do let Keith Patmore know if you would like to join this group.

Programme of walks for Ramblers 1 for 2018

Please note that this programme may change depending on weather conditions.

Photo of Ramblers 1 on a recent walk in the Finchingfield area.

Ramblers 2

Group Co-ordinator: Lynne Howell 

Ramblers 2 meets on alternate Thursday mornings (18th January 2018), alternating with Ramblers 1 every fortnight, at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre car park at 9-45 am to depart at 10-00 am prompt. There are a few spare places at the moment so do let Lynne Howell know if you would like to join this group.

Rambler 2 enjoying their Winter Lunch at the Crown in Little Walden on 4th January 2018.  Many thanks to Lynne Howell for organising the lunch and co-ordinating our group and to Kate for the above photo.

Ramblers 2 – in the Clavering area – September 2017. Led by Sue.

Ramblers 2 on their recent bluebell walk in the Quenden area led by John Banks. Thanks to Kate Scarborough and Martin Hugall for the photos.

Website for Walkers


Walking in Essex www.walkinginessex.co.uk is a website packed with useful information for walkers. With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more.

There is so much walking information on the web but it can be difficult to find. Walking in Essex (part of the Walking in England suite of websites – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

John Harris, john@walkdinginengland.co.uk

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Thanks to Paul Crawford for above photo of Ramblers 2 in the Arkesden area.


Above photo of Ramblers 2 at the ‘humps and bumps’ on their Clavering lunch walk.