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 We walk on a Wednesday & Saturday (unless we are unable to source a walk leader).

The walks will normally start at 10:30am (unless otherwise stated).

Also the walks are 'circular' (i.e. they finish where they start off). Some walks are 'linear' and specific details will be listed in the Walks programme.

Although we may walk at about 3mph, by the time we add in ascents, stiles, breaks etc our average speed is probably about 2mph.

On a walk we'll stop for a 'drinks stop' late morning and a 'lunch break' around 1pm. So please bring your own food & drink.

In the winter months, we'll always aim to finish at least an hour before it goes 'dark' to give us a safety factor.

In the event of adverse weather, the Walk leader will modify the walk accordingly.

Walk Grades

D Fairly easy, usually 4 to 5 miles.  Varied terrain but mostly good paths with a perhaps few uphill sections.

C Leisurely, usually 5 to 8 miles. For reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. Varied terrain, with uphill sections.

C+ similar to C but may be hillier, harder or slightly longer

B Moderate, usually 8 to 12 miles. For people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness.  May include some steep paths and open country and may be at a brisk pace.

B+ similar to B but may be hillier, harder or slightly longer

A Strenuous, usually 14 to 17 miles. For experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level.

A+ similar to A but may be hillier, harder or slightly longer

Please contact the walk leader for any further information.

How to join a walk:

Non-members can join us on up to three walks before being required to join the group. Take a look at the walks programme and select a walk you like the sound of. Turn up at the designated start point in good time, and introduce yourself to the walk leader.

If you require some advice before deciding on a walk, e.g. to check how hard it is, or what you need to bring, etc, then contact the walk leader.

If getting to the start point is difficult, for example if the programme states there is no public transport and car sharing is recommended, then contact our Walks Co-ordinator who may be able to help.

How to join the group:

Tameside Ramblers is part of the Ramblers (formerly known as the Ramblers Association) which is Britain's walking charity. To join Tameside Ramblers, you need to join the Ramblers which you can do either online at www.ramblers.org.uk/join or by 'phone 020 7339 8595. Whichever method you chose, be sure to select Tameside Ramblers as the group you wish to join.

Once you become a member, you can walk with any Ramblers group in the country. You will also receive the quarterly Walk magazine and you can obtain discounts at most high street outdoor gear retailers.

 

The Ramblers Association is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company registration number: 4458492.Registered Charity in England and Wales number: 1093577. Registered office: 2nd floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW. 

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