• Rail Rambles

    The walks themselves are free to join (but of course you have to pay your rail fare!)

    Each walk is planned to be accessible by a day return rail journey from a number of main line and connecting stations.  Rail fares are very reasonable and good value with some discounts available.

    The programme
    The Rail Rambles programme is organised by a number of Ramblers’ Groups.  The programme is produced with the support of Arriva Trains Wales and Ramblers Cymru.

    July - December 2012 Rail Rambles Programme (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

    For more information please contact:
    Chris Jenkins on 01691 654066 (Mid-Wales region)
    Email: chris.jenkins9@btinternet.com or visit www.railrambles.com 

    Walks Descriptions
    The terms ‘strenuous’ refer to a fast pace due to mileage and/or the return train time; ‘moderate’ indicates one or two climbs and a steady pace; ‘Leisurely’ means gentle climbs and some level ground; “easy” means mostly level ground and a gentle pace.

    Walks are led by members of the Ramblers  and are insured. Whilst every care will be taken to keep to the advertised programme, walks leaders reserve the right to make changes to suit weather conditions, the needs of the party or other unforeseen circumstances.

    Most Rail Rambles are off-road in rural areas. Please have suitable footwear and clothing for the walk you intend to join, and bring some food and drink, even if the walk includes a pub or café break. Leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit. When in doubt, contact the organisers or the walk leader in advance.

    For your own and others' safety please abide by any instructions issued by the walk leader. Though walking is inherently one of the safest outdoor activities, no activity is completely without risk and it is your responsibility to behave sensibly and to minimise the potential for accidents to occur.

    To comply with the wishes of the majority of our walkers, we regret that dogs cannot be taken on any Rail Ramble.

    Train times
    Outward and return times from the walks destination stations are indicated in the programme details for each walk. Where appropriate, outbound departure times from main line connecting stations are also included.

    For details of departure times from other locations and connecting services, please telephone the enquiry number 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

    Time details may be subject to minor change. Walkers are strongly advised to check times of trains before travelling.

    The normal range of tickets can be used to travel to the walk start point.  Where a walk returns from a different location, a ticket to the furthest point should be purchased.  Discounted fares are available to holders of railcards.

    It is always worth enquiring about the availability of group discounts.

    Join Today!
    If you’d like to get out more and enjoy your local area with like-minded people, the Ramblers is for you.  Our walks programmes cater for all abilities with many of the walks aimed specifically at beginners. Single membership is just £31 and comes with a host of fantastic benefits, including a voucher giving you a massive discretionary discount of 20% at Cotswold Outdoor. Your membership will also help us to protect footpaths and walking spaces for everyone to enjoy.
    And you can save £10 when you pay by Direct Debit!*
    To join, visit www.ramblers.org.uk /join quoting G10GYA or call 020 7339 8500 and quote G10GYA.

    * £10 discount is only valid in first year of membership and does not apply to concessionary rates.