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The Penrith Ramblers Group is an active group in the Lake District area of Ramblers, leading over 6 walks per week in the summer months and about 5 walks per week during the rest of the year. Despite being centred on a fairly small town, the group has over 300 members and carries out more walks than most other groups.

The group holds most walks on Wednesdays, when 4 and sometimes 5 walks are held, with one walk on a Saturday. In the summer, walks are held on a Thursday evening and some special 'theme' walks are held on a Sunday. Active walkers in the group tend to associate with a particular walking party, based on friendship groupings and walking ability, though some members do swop between walking parties.

Besides leading walks, the group is involved with investigating routes for new and existing paths and reporting obstructions to paths in the area. It also holds social events, such as lunches/dinners and walking trips in other areas of the country.

As you might expect there are many members who work with little publicity behind the scenes, helping with social events, doing the administration, making policy decisions and helping to publicise the group, e.g. writing articles in the local press.

Next Walks

A Group

Wednesday 18 December - Minecraft Mega - Newlands Valley, Dale Head, Hindscarth

10 miles - 3600 feet. Meet at 8:30am

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B+ Group

Wednesday 18 December - Mardale to Shap

Mardale to Shap via the Old Corpse Route. This is a linear walk using the Fellrunner. Cost will be £5 per head and must be pre-booked with Trevor either by telephone or preferably by e-mail

9½ miles - 2010 feet. Meet at 9:00am

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B Group

Wednesday 18 December - Brothers Water and Dovedale

7 miles - 1200 feet. Meet at 9:15am

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C Group

Wednesday 18 December - Dufton round inc Dufton ghyll

we will be starting fron the car park in Dufton Village.
the pathway may be muddy in places.

5½ miles - 450 feet. Meet at 9:30am

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C Group


Wednesday 18 December - Birkbeck. A rough Lowland Walk

5½ miles - 574 feet. Meet at 9:30am

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Wednesday 18 December - Around Threlkeld

An easy circular walk on good paths and minor roads around Threlkeld will be followed by a late ‘Bring and Share’ lunch in Threlkeld.

4½ miles - 250 feet. Meet at 10:30am

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Strolling 2

Wednesday 18 December - Around Threlkeld

An easy circular walk on good paths and minor roads around Threlkeld will be followed by a late ‘Bring and Share’ lunch in Threlkeld.

3 miles - Little uphill walking. Meet at 10:30am

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Saturday Group

Saturday 21 December - Around Hallin Fell, Fusedale, Gowk Hill and Pikeawassa

This walk has been switched from 23rd November and now has a new leader: Sue Marshall tel 01768 897159

6½ miles - 1450 feet. Meet at 9:00am

More details..


Strolling 2

Strolling 2 Group

The Strolling 2 group is gradually building up its numbers for the short easier walks being provided for those Ramblers who are just finding their feet (so to speak).

There is, however, considerable difficulty in finding leaders, especially because a group of this nature, serving those at the ‘entry’ level of our walking, does not of itself have many walkers who have the skills or ability to lead.

So through this notice we are looking to encourage anyone with the interest and ability to lead some easy walks of up to 4 miles to come forward to help the group.

If you may be interested please contact me on 01768 890390 or through e-mail at thelmaallan@btinternet,com


Thelma Allan
Strolling 2 co-ordinator

• Posted: Saturday 12 October 2019

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