Lake District Area
The Ramblers 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. The Area has about 1,600 members in six local groups; an eighth group, caters for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s all over the area.
Local groups work with the public and with local authorities to solve footpath problems; survey and clear footpaths; arrange walks for members; and publish guide books for walkers. The groups are:
Carlisle & North Cumbria Carlisle group's territory is bounded by the Pennines, the Scottish border, Solway Firth, and the northern Lake District. It includes Aspatria, Bewcastle, Brampton, Caldbeck, Carlisle, Dalston, Longtown, and Wigton.
Furness group occupies the south-western corner of Cumbria, including that part of the Lake District National Park between Windermere and Dunnerdale. Barrow-in-Furness, Broughton, Coniston, Dalton, Millom, and Ulverston are within the group's territory.
Grange-over-Sands is at the head of Morecambe Bay. The group is responsible for the area between the bay and the southern end of lake Windermere, most of which is inside the Lake District National Park. Its territory includes Cartmel, Crosthwaite, Grange-over-Sands, and Newby Bridge.
Kendal group's territory is in south-east Cumbria, from the Lancashire border to Langdale in the centre of the Lake District National Park. It includes Ambleside, Arnside, Bowness, Burton-in-Kendal, Grasmere, Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, Milnthorpe, and Windermere. The group has its own web site at The group has its own web site at http://kendalramblers.weebly.com/.
Lancaster group is responsible for the Lancaster District of Lancashire, the Lune Valley, the north-west Forest of Bowland, and Dentdale and Garsdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This area includes Carnforth, Dent, Heysham, Lancaster, Morecambe, Sedbergh, and Silverdale. The group has its own web site at www.lancasterramblers.org.uk.
Penrith group's territory is in east Cumbria, stretching from Ullswater to the Pennines. It includes Alston, Appleby, Brough, Kirkby Stephen, Kirkoswald, Penrith, Shap, and Tebay. The group has its own web site at www.penrithramblers.org.uk.
Summitt Good is a walking group for people in their 20s and 30s. It has no territory. It is based in the south of Cumbria, but membership is not restricted to that area. For more information, see the group's blog at
The Cumbria Way
The Cumbria Way is a 70-mile walk devised in the 1970s by local members of the Ramblers, and it is the Ramblers who are recognised as the organisation responsible for defining its route.