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City of Birmingham Ramblers is the only group in the Warwickshire Area which has a full programme of weekly Sunday walks by coach (catering for all abilities), as well as fortnightly Wednesday walks and also monthly Saturday walks for the general public. Not forgetting our summer and autumn Ridges and Tops walks for the more adventurous, our walking weekends away and biennial holidays abroad. Come and give us a try.

Could you volunteer to lead a walk for us?    ...  

The week ahead (from Sunday 29th November 2015 )

Sunday walks: National Forest 3 - Ellistown to Ashby-de-la-Zouche; Departing from Colmore Row, Birmingham on Sunday 29th November, 09:00 AM. Coach fare £10. See details.

Weekday walks: Xmas mid-week ramble and lunch; Departing from TBA on Wednesday 2nd December, 10:30 AM. See details

Public walks: Handsworth; Meeting at Bus stop SH4, Livery Street, Birmingham on Saturday 5th December, 09:30 AM. Bus and/or train fares apply. See details.

See the current programme page for details of these and other forthcoming events.

New President and Vice President

Our President for many years, Arthur Foden, sadly passed away late last year, which left the committee to make a decision about the vacancy. And we are very pleased to announce that our current Vice-President, Fred Willits, should take over the honorary President's position, and the consequent vacant VP role should be taken by Pat Holmes.

Both announcements were made at the Annual Dinner on Friday 6th March. Fred has been a stalwart of the group, including work on the committee as Footpath Secretary. Pat has also been on the group committee for a good few years, where she edited our "Footnotes" newsletter and later inaugurated and administered the Saturday "Walks for the Public".

Walk leaders needed for future programmes

In order to assist our forward planning and ensure continuity in our future programmes, we would like to encourage more members to volunteer to lead walks.

Even if you have never led a walk before, training can be paid for by the group.

Social Secretary/Event Planner role

We currently have a vacancy for the committee role of Social Secretary, which involves organising three or four social events each year

The committee would like to hear from anyone interested in taking on this important role either informally on an occasional basis or as a committee member.

History of the Midland Area 1930-1987

Our former chairman Michael Bird wrote a history of the Midland Area of the Ramblers' Association to co-incide with the Ramblers' 75th Birthday Celebrations in 2010. You can download and read it here.


This page was up to date on 26/10/2015. Elements of the page are also updated from a live data source.