We are a friendly, informal group formed in 1966 with about 250 members.
Who we are
We are one of around five hundred Ramblers Association groups in Britain. When you join the Ramblers, if you live in "our area" you will be assigned to the Aylesbury & District group. We will welcome you into the Ramblers by letting you know about what's happening locally. In addition, whichever group you join, you can volunteer or walk with any other Ramblers' group in Britain. If you do not live in our area but want to walk with us regularly you can do so. You can also ask to be assigned to our group. To find out more click here.
Our Group, like all the others, is run entirely by volunteers who work together to organise and lead our local walks. We have created our own long-distance path, the Outer Aylesbury Ring, we inspect and maintain local paths and organise group walking holidays. We also have a strong social element, with everything from winter meals, summer socials, and our very popular post walk pub lunches.
Where we walk
We are very fortunate to have the magnificent Chilterns scenery and the panoramic Vale of Aylesbury on our doorstep and the majority of our walks are in our local Buckinghamshire area, though we do occasionally extend into Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire and even London. We normally provide a year-long programme of walks to suit everyone. Tuesday walks are about 4-5 miles at no faster than 2 miles per hour average. Thursday walks tend to be 6 - 9 miles at a somewhat faster pace of 2.5-3 mph. Sunday walks can take a large part of the day and be up to 16 miles.
Covid-19: At the moment we are walking in smaller groups of up to 10. Official Ramblers' walks, prepared and carried out under official Government protocols, are currently exempt from the 6 person limit.
Can I try before I buy?
In normal times you could. But under the current restrictions you have to be a member to join in a walk with us.
What you need to bring
You will need strong boots, shoes or trainers and warm and/or waterproof clothing, depending on the weather and time of year. But remember it can be very muddy particularly outside of the summer months and walking-pole(s) can be helpful. You should always bring at least a litre of water with you, and may also want to bring another drink and a snack for a short break (bananas are a favourite with ramblers!). Many other walks include a pub stop or an optional pub lunch at the end. If in any doubt speak to the leader in advance.