Loddon Valley Ramblers
Since its 1935 inauguration, the Ramblers has helped coax, campaign and path by path build, England, Scotland and Wales into some of the most walk-friendly countries in the world. It is at the heart of walking in Britain.
Walks are within a reasonable driving distance of Wokingham, including - but not limited to - the Chilterns, South Oxfordshire, West Berkshire and the Wessex Downs, with some walks being accessible on public transport.
Our programme offers a choice of days in the week and walk lengths ranging variously from 3 miles to 14+ miles on a mixture of Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays averaging about four walks per week in a four month schedule. See our walks page for walk details; the volunteer walk leader can be contacted to check whether the pace will be right for you.
We're a friendly bunch. As one new member put it, "I joined LVR to motivate myself to walk on cold, wet winter mornings, and was immediately struck by how welcoming and chatty everyone is."
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There is also the opportunity to attend LVR social events, such as a barn dance and summer barbecue. Members organise spring and autumn walking weekends, visiting interesting areas such as the Cotswolds, the Peak District and Exmoor. Some years an overseas holiday is organised.
Our Footpath Officer and a team of volunteers work to ensure that the local footpath network is protected and enhanced in the face of increasing development. This includes helping to replace over 100 stiles with kissing-gates. We are proud to have developed The Wokingham Way, a 56-mile walk around the Borough boundary.
Join us and you could soon be exploring pathways around Hurst, taking a leisurely ramble across Windsor Great Park, walking by the Thames or enjoying beautiful views over the Hambleden valley, with a sociable group of fellow walkers.