Join a walk

How do I join a walk?

You do not need to be a club member to start walking with the Club. You can participate in a few walks before deciding to join. People intending to walk regularly with the club should join. Occasional walkers through Meetup however, are very welcome. By looking at the Newsletter you can see precise details for each walk.

To help you understand the format in the Newsletter the following explanations are useful.

Sunday coach rambles
Assume a coach fare of £10 and give three meet locations i.e. the coach stops to pick-up at County Hall (9.05 am, cars can be parked in the County Hall grounds), Mount Street (9.15 am, just off Maid Marian Way) and Nuthall (9.25 am, A610, opposite the Phoenix Park Tram Terminus), NB. cars can NO LONGER be parked at the Miller’s Barn Car Park. However you can park on the slip road leading to Phoenix Park. There is usually plenty of space on this road and there is no restrictions on parking. You can also park at the Tram Car Park provided you buy a ticket or validate your travel card at the terminus.
By request we can also pick-up at the church bus-stop opposite the shops in Keyworth Square, and also at the bus-stop on the Melton Road (A606) at Tollerton.

Due to high demand for seats on the Sunday coach rambles we are NOT allowing anyone to book a place on ANY COACH RAMBLE MORE THAN TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE. People can sign up for the next ramble on the coach coming back from the previous Sunday outing but other than that bookings open at 6pm on that Sunday evening two weeks previous to the next coach ramble.

It is important that you use the telephone number provided for the walk to book a place on the coach. You can also e-mail:

Please state your full name, the date and title of the ramble you wish to go on and at which pick-up point you will be getting on the coach when booking.

If subsequently you are unable to attend then you should phone the contact number given for the walk or e-mail to cancel the booking. This must be done at the latest by the Thursday before the weekend of the walk otherwise there will be a £5 penalty.

The Newsletter entry also gives the lengths and brief itineraries for each walk. The walk planning for the spring, summer and autumn months assumes a picnic lunch. During the winter the walks are planned so that the coach meets the short and medium parties part-way through their walks and lunch can be eaten on the coach.

Wednesday car rambles
normally start at 10.30 am and the Newsletter entry gives instructions (including an Ordinance Survey grid reference) for finding the meet location. Also included are the walk length and a brief route description. Generally there are picnic lunches during the summer with longer walks and in the winter, pub lunches and shorter half day walks.
You can simply arrive for 10.30 am and join the walk but if you make your intention know to the leader we will be “looking out” for you. The leader will be happy to advise on finding the start of the walk.

General enquiries either;
Telephone the Club Secretary : (0115) 925 6213
or.. e-mail: