safety in numbers.
From short walks to longer rambles, walking groups cater for all levels of experience and abilities and– as there are hundredsof groups nationwide– there is likely to be a suitable group near you.
“The Ramblers has 500groups across the country,” saysDes.“You can either join online ( www. ramblers. org. uk), over the phone ( 0207 339 8500), or by post. Joining means you can take advantage of our 38,000- led walks which take place each year across the UK, access our online library of walk- ing routes, get discounts on walking holidays and gear – plus, importantly, help us to continue our charitable work to promote walking and protect the places where people walk. Annual membership costs £ 31 per person or £ 41 for a joint membership.”