Bedford Rambling Club based in North Bedfordshire.
We’re a small, friendly and sociable walking group who meet on Sunday and Monday mornings for 2-3 hour circular walks around Bedfordshire & the surrounding area.
Established in 1938 to “encourage a love of the open air, to provide for the healthy enjoyment of leisure, to assist in the preservation of the amenities of the countryside, and to promote social and international friendship.” Still valid today.
Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
We are now making plans to start walking again from the beginning of August.
- With the general release from lock-down we are now cautiously making plans to recommence our weekly organised walks from the beginning of August.
- This will be kept under review and will be dependant on the COVID-19 situation and Government advice at the time. (Please keep checking for any changes).
- We expect there will be a need to introduce a number of precautions and restrictions and have been giving this some thought but again this will be clarified nearer the time.
- In anticipation a draft walk programme will be appearing soon.
In the meantime some members, who wish to do so, are starting to walk again together by self-organising walks in small groups while others are continuing to walk alone or in household groups.
Whatever you do please continue to follow Government guidelines and stay safe.
Hope to see you all again soon.
Our usual activities.
Sunday Walks. We meet at 10.00 on Sunday mornings for a 5-6 mile walk, where possible sharing cars to the start. Walking is at a leisurely pace with lots of chatting going on! We bring a drink and snack with us for a half way stop but sometimes there’s somewhere to call in and have a coffee. It’s a nice way to start a Sunday especially after a busy week, we’re usually back early afternoon. See Programme
Monday walks. Again meeting at 10.00. These are generally a little less energetic walks of 4-5 miles aiming to finish around 12.00. We usually start and finish at a pub or cafe so there is the option of a drink and chat afterwards. See Programme
We also hold a variety of social events throughout the year.
The Club is affiliated to the Ramblers association and HF Holidays and we normally arrange to go away for a walking holiday to one of their country houses once a year.
We are always looking for new members and non members are welcome to join us. Just turn up on the day for a walk (no charge) or for further information please contact us.
If you like what you see and want to join the club the annual membership is only £7.00 per individual or £10.00 per household (£6.00 and £8.00 for seniors). This is payable on joining and renewable every October. Please see Membership page.