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: Wednesday 1 March

A Group

Angle Tarn Adventure - Rest Dodd, High Street, Gray Crag

  • Distance: 12.0 miles
  • Ascent: 3000 feet
  • Grade: Challenging
  • Leader: Sue Tomlinson - 01768 865622

B+ Group

Sergeant Man and Easdale Tarn from Grasmere

  • Distance: 8.0 miles
  • Ascent: 2300 feet
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Leader: Sheila Stuart - 016974 72734

B Group

The Head of Derwent Water

  • Distance: 8.5 miles
  • Ascent: 1800 feet
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Leader: Neil McGeown - 01768 398808

C Group

Morland and Newby

  • Distance: 5.5 miles
  • Ascent: 450 feet
  • Grade: Leisurely
  • Leader: Joyce Slack - 017683 51368


Low Rigg and Castlerigg

  • Distance: 4.0 miles
  • Ascent: 600 feet
  • Grade: Easy
  • Leader: Dorothy Milner - 01768 898578