Who are we?
The Ramblers is a charity whose goal is to protect the ability of people to enjoy the sense of freedom and benefits that come from being outdoors on foot.
We’re an association of people and groups who come together to both enjoy walking and other outdoor pursuits and also to ensure that we protect and expand the infrastructure and places people go walking.
We are the largest and most active group in the Leicestershire and Rutland area: over the last year we had around 450 members. The new Shorter Sunday All-Day Walks seem to have been a success but the Saturday Morning Walks have not been well attended (I got 3 people on my walk). This might be because it has only been incorporated in the Programme of Walks recently. Conversely, on one of the Thursday morning walks there were just over 40 people! A problem relating to all our walks is pubs closing down by the time the walk takes place. This seems to be getting more frequent.