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Rambling near Alderton

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The Ramblers is dedicated to protecting the paths network and other places to which the Public has a right of way or access on foot, defending the countryside and promoting walking for all.

It has over 140,000 members within England Scotland and Wales and for administrative purposes the UK has 57 separate Areas with over 450 local Groups.

Gloucestershire Area 'Ramblers' covers the entire County and its eight local groups have a total membership of over 1400. For details and location of the different Groups see Gloucestershire Area Ramblers.


Each year the Gloucestershire Area and Groups organise over 600 walks for its members and visitors from other areas or anyone interested in walking are welcome to join these. For further details see the Walks section of this website.

Campaigning work

The Ramblers organisation works tirelessly to defend and promote access to walkers. It was at the forefront of the introduction of the Countryside and Rights of Way (CROW) Act. Their most recent major campaign has been to promote coastal access throughout the UK and the Marine and Coastal Access Bill has just received the Royal Assent. This represents one of the most important legislative milestones in the Ramblers long and illustrious history. A further important success has been the recent establishment of the South Downs National Park.

Cleeve group walking on Cleeve Hill Views of Hidcote Views of the Forest of Dean