11 Jan 2015

The Ramblers in the Lake District

The Ramblers (Lake District Area)

The Ramblers promotes walking in the countryside, protects footpaths and other places over which the public has rights of way or access on foot, and defends the beauty of the countryside.

The Ramblers in the UK (England, Scotland, and Wales) has about 110,000 members in some 60 Areas and over 500 local groups.

Lake District Area covers the whole of Cumbria and the northern part of Lancashire, including the Lake District National Park and a small part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Lake District Area has about 1600 members in seven local groups based on Carlisle, Furness, Grange-over-Sands, Kendal, Lancaster, and Penrith. An eighth group, Summitt Good, caters for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s throughout the area.

Affiliated clubs 17 walking clubs and other organisations are affiliated to Lake District Area.

Walks Lake District Area organises about 700 walks each year for its members. Visitors who are interested in the Ramblers are welcome to join us on these walks.

The Gordon Walker Chalet in the Newlands Valley provides cheap self-catering accommodation for up to 16 people (eight men and eight women). It is open for a small charge to any member of the Ramblers or of an affiliated club.

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The Ramblers' Association is a registered charity (England & Wales no 1093577, Scotland no SC039799) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales (no 4458492). Registered office: 2nd floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW

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