Ramblers – 1 & 2

Photo of Ramblers 2 on a  walk at Great Chishall (Click on image to see the Ramblers)

With both groups we meet in the first car park of the Lord Butler Leisure Centre in Saffron Walden at about 9.45am to depart promptly at 10.00am.  The number of members on a walk can vary between 6 and 30. We then share lifts and drive to our chosen location. The walks are usually between 3 and 5 miles long and we are normally back at the Leisure Centre between 12.00 and 1.00pm. The groups meet each fortnight and Ramblers 1 and 2 alternate on Thursday mornings. Wet weather gear and walking boots are recommended.  The walks can involve climbing over stiles. 

Ramblers 1

Group Co-ordinator: Keith Patmore – 01799 527 568 – keithpatmore@btinternet.com

Ramblers 1 meets  on alternate Thursday mornings every fortnight (6 Jan 2022) at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre car park at 9-45 am to depart at 10-00 am prompt. There may be a few spare places so do let Keith Patmore know if you would like to join this group.

Ramblers 1 on a Ramble in Thaxted on a very hot day.  Thanks to Wendy for this photo.

Programme of walks for Ramblers 1 –  2022 – Revised version

Please note that this programme may change depending on weather conditions.

Ramblers 2

Group Co-ordinator: Colin Potterill – 01223 834 937 – colinpotterill@hotmail.co.uk

Ramblers 2 meets on alternate Thursday mornings (13th Jan 2022), alternating with Ramblers 1 every fortnight, at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre car park at 9-45 am to depart at 10-00 am prompt. 

Ramblers 2 – on one of their rambles in the Strethall area.

Website for Walkers


Walking in England  www.walkinginengland.co.uk/essex is a website packed with useful information for walkers. With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more.

There is so much walking information on the web but it can be difficult to find. Walking in Essex (part of the Walking in England suite of websites – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

John Harris, john@walkdinginengland.co.uk