Welcome to the Penrith Ramblers Website

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: Today

A Group

Fairfield Fantastic - Stone Arthur, Hart, Dove and High Pike

  • Distance: 12.0 miles
  • Ascent: 4000 feet
  • Grade: Challenging
  • Leader: Shaun Williams - 01539 431132

B+ Group

Grassmere round, low level, undulating.

  • Distance: 8.0 miles
  • Ascent: 1000 feet
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Leader: Alison Gibbs - 015394 42665

B Group

Around Reagill

  • Distance: 8.5 miles
  • Ascent: 1000 feet
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Leader: Graham Allan - 01768 890390

C Group

Walk around Whinlatter

  • Distance: 4.5 miles
  • Ascent: 500 feet
  • Grade: Leisurely
  • Leader: Jim Atkinson - 01768 863828

Strollers

Ladies Walk, Edenhall

  • Distance: 4.0 miles
  • Ascent: 230 feet
  • Grade: Easy
  • Leader: Sue Marshall - 01768 897159