We are a diverse and friendly group of people who enjoy walking in the beautiful and varied countryside of north west England. As our name suggests, we are particularly keen to use public transport to reach our destinations and we have been promoting this idea for over forty years. It’s a great way to reach our countryside and our leaders often pass on lots of interesting facts about locations and people during walks.
We are not a walking club as such, we don’t have a membership fee and we are open to all. Our supporters obtain details of our walks from this website or find them in one of our printed leaflets, catch the relevant train from their nearest station and meet at the station from which our walks will begin. One of our leaders will be there to meet the party. Some of our supporters are regulars whilst others are occasional but all are made to feel welcome.
Our activities are co-ordinated by a group of walks’ leaders who are all members of the Ramblers’ Association. Our walks vary in length and difficulty to suit different needs and are graded as follows:
A & B walks: Strenuous – walks may be rough, steep. lengthy or against the clock
C walks: Moderate – no scrambling and suitable for experienced walkers
D walks: Moderately easy – generally an easy walk which may include a steep climb
E walks: Easy – a slower pace than for moderately easy walks with short rest periods
F, G & H walks: Easy stroll – suitable for those not accustomed to walking in the countryside
Participants on these guided walks are asked to be aware of and accept the following conditions: Walk leaders will be entitled to refuse permission on a walk if the leader judges the person is not fit or adequately clothed for the walk concerned. Leaders may vary the walk if the conditions are judged to be unsuitable. Walkers’ safety is their own responsibility. No liability or claim can be accepted by Rail Ramblers Committee or leaders for any loss damage, accident or personal injury howsoever caused.
. On most walks stops are made for lunch and/or tea so remember to always bring your own food and drink.
We look forward to seeing you on one of our walks