East Devon Ramblers Group

 

Walk with us

 

If you wish to join one of our walks try to phone the leader (details in our current walk programme) who can answer your questions and will be aware that you plan to walk with us. If you are not a member of the Ramblers you will be welcome to try two or three walks with us before joining.

Most weeks of the year our walks programme is:

 

Occasionally, we organise shorter, slow paced walks.

 

Please take time to look at the way our walks are graded so that you can choose a walk that suits you.

 

Walk grades are provided as a general guide only.  If you have any doubt about your fitness for a particular walk please phone the leader in advance.

Please bear in mind the distance of the walk, differences in terrain and the possibility of bad weather, which can make a walk more difficult than planned.  Most walks in our area are likely to be hilly and are often muddy and slippery. Walking boots, waterproofs and seasonal appropriate clothing are recommended for comfort and safety together with a personal first aid kit.  With the exception of half-day and other walks of less than 5 or 6 miles, a picnic lunch and adequate drink need to be carried for the day.  

 

(E) Easy – walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Maybe suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions.  Walks will be mostly along easy paths, with perhaps a few gentle climbs and at a slow pace.

 

(L) Leisurely – walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience.  May include unsurfaced rural paths and bridleways that may be narrow, uneven, muddy or overgrown and with obstructions such as stiles.  The walks will be taken at a leisurely pace and may include some hills with a few ascents and descents.

 

(M) Moderate – walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness.  The terrain is as leisurely but may include some sustained climbs on steep paths, open hillsides or moorland. The pace is moderate at around 2 miles an hour including stops.

 

(S) Strenuous – walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level.  Often includes hills and walking over rough country. Very likely to be longer and the pace can be moderate or brisk. Walks over 11 miles could be graded as strenuous, because of the distance and may be taken over moderate terrain and at a moderate pace.       

 

We always leave at the appointed time so it is advisable to arrive in good time.

 

Click here for details of all our current walks.

 

We hope you will walk with us.