The Preston Ramblers

The Ramblers' Association is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales.
Company registration no. 4458492.
Registered charity, England & Wales no. 1093577, Scotland no. SC039799.
Registered office:
2nd Floor
Camelford House
87-90 Albert Embankment

Preston Ramblers - Local Group Walks

Bolton-Le-Sands circular walk 21/03/12; Lunch at Carnforth

Lunch at Carnforth

The Preston Ramblers organize walks on a monthly basis.

Normally we try and arrange walks on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month and are between 5 and 7 miles.

If you have any walk or walks you would like to share with us please contact our Walks coordinator using our "Contact Us" page.

We average the walks out at around 2mph and the walk Grade informs you of the level of walk you can expect although the grading may be a bit subjective and you may be better contacting the walk leader if in doubt. The speed is determined by the slowest walker so as to allow people to walk at a speed with which they are comfortable and to avoid anyone feeling under pressure to keep up.

You don't have to be a member to join us on our walks. If you are interested in joining the Ramblers, why not accompany us on a couple of walks as guests; you are most welcome. If you do join, quote Preston Ramblers if you wish to belong to this group; otherwise membership is allocated according to Post Code.

All walks will start at the nominated meeting/start point.

Because of the risks associated with walking with dogs in the countryside where there is likely to be livestock, our walk leaders have indicated that they are unwilling to accept dogs on their walks.

Winter 2017/2018 Walks Programme

It is always advisable to check in advance of a chosen walk to ensure there haven't been any last minute changes, e.g. due to weather conditions, unavailability of walk leader, change in meeting point, etc. We will attempt to notify all on our email circulation list of any last minute changes; for this reason we suggest members have forwarded their up-to-date address to our Membership Secretary.

Changes to date...

  • 26/09/2017
    Addition of Members' Day walk on 27/01/2018
  • Date

    Meet/Start Point





    Wed 20/12/2017

    11:00 Whalley Road, Mellor Brook, near Community Centre (BB2 7PR, SD641312)

    Osbaldeston Round
    Paths, tracks and quiet roads



    David T, 01772 721874

    Wed 03/01/2018

    11:00 Conder Green Car Park (LA2 0AN, SD457562)

    Lancaster canal and Lune estuary
    Paths, tracks and quiet roads



    Joan S, 01772 791530

    Wed 17/01/2018 11:00 Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley (L40 3SY, SD497141)

    Mawdesley and Rufford

    Paths, tracks and quiet roads
    5.5mi/8.9km Leisurely Marion O, 01772 721874
    Sat 27/01/2018

    10:00 Broughton & District Club , Whittingham Lane, Broughton. PR3 5DA. (PR3 5DA, SD526352)

    Member's Day Walk

    As part of the Member's Day activities,  a walk is provided from the Broughton & District Club and around the local area.
    5mi/8.1km Easy Brian D, 01772 691421

    Wed 07/02/2018

    11:00 Downham Car Park (BB7 4BN, SD784441)

    Twiston Mill & Swanside Bridge
    Paths, tracks and quiet roads



    Sandra S, 01772 724608

    Wed 21/02/2018

    11:00 Car Park at Hill Road, Penwortham (PR1 9XH, SD524280)

    Penwortham and the Ribble
    Paths, tracks and quiet roads



    Kath F, 07951282551

    Click here for the latest programme of upcoming walks as a PDF file.

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    You can view the Preston Rambler's walks programme on the Ramblers central site; select "Walks Run By, Mid Lancashire, Preston".

    If you require further information send in an enquiry using our contact page.

    The walks as organized by the Preston Ramblers are graded as follows…

    • E - Easy
      Walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
    • L - Leisurely
      Walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.
    • M - Moderate
      Walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
    • S - Strenuous
      Walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness should contact the organiser or leader in advance.
    • See more at Walks difficulty.

    For health and safety reasons, leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are unfit or inadequately equipped. When in doubt contact the organizers or the walk leader in advance.

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    • Please make sure that you are fit enough to undertake the walk you intend to join. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first; it's much better to find a walk a little too slow and easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
    • Most Ramblers' walks are off-road in rural areas. Please have suitable footwear and clothing for the walk you intend to join; waterproofs and suitable footwear are essential, as some areas can be very muddy and waterlogged.
    • It is recommended you take a packed lunch/tea and a hot drink even if the walk includes a pub or coffee break.

    For your own and others' safety please read and abide by any advice and guidelines issued by the organizers and the instructions of the walk leader. Please do not go ahead of the walk leader unless specifically requested. Though walking is inherently one of the safest outdoor activities,no activity is completely without risk and it is your responsibility to behave sensibly and to minimize the potential for accidents to occur. Check out the Countryside Code web site for specific information about respecting, protecting and enjoying our countryside.

    {updated November 23, 2014}