We’re all about walking. Whether you’re looking for people to walk with, wanting to help improve the paths we all walk on, or just here to lend your support—we’d love you to join us.
Give it a go …
Why not start by coming along on one of our walks and seeing if the Ramblers is for you? We have short ones, long ones, weekdays or weekends, even ones especially for your age and area. Take your pick from the list. The first three are free, giving you the chance to see for yourself what Ramblers can offer before you to sign up.
Or maybe you’re interested in coming out to help us protect and improve the countryside we all love walking in? Then check out our 'footpath protection' pages.
Our walks, related social activities and path maintenance work are organised by our 10 Groups. Take a look at them through the links, above right. You can walk with any and all of them.
The Ramblers is a charity and it’s the subscriptions of all our members that allow us to keep up the good work and the good walks. Your support is invaluable, thank you.
Want to see what walking with Ramblers is like? Have a look at the video made by our Oxon Weekend Walkers group. You can see it on their website www.oxonww.org or on YouTube http://bit.ly/2laWkdd
The Vale Path Volunteers are the footpath maintenance team of the Vale Of White Horse Ramblers Group.
We carry out maintenance of footpaths in the Vale of White Horse Group’s Area. This stretches from Kennington, Abingdon, Kingston Bagpuize and Faringdon in the north and west to Wantage, the Hendreds, Grove and the villages as far south as the Ridgeway.
Three of us are LANTRA-trained to use our two Stihl brushcutters while the rest use manual secaturs, loppers, rakes, etc, or just bag up the cuttings.
Since its formation in 2012 until mid-2018, the VPV team has undertaken over 60 path clearance sessions, and it is estimated that it has cleared nearly 17 kilometres of path and spent a total of 900 person hours in doing so.