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.
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".
Changes to the printed programme
Our Sunday walk to Bagworth will now take place on the 19th, instead of the 12th April, while our Derwent Valley Heritage Trail walk (Borrowash to Allestree) will now take place on the 12th, instead of the 19th April. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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.
Navigation and walk-leading training courses are now available again, run by Derek Jones.
These begin on April 13th 2015 and the cost of the Bronze Award (Level 1) will be paid by the group for any member who subsequently leads at least one walk for us.
2015 September Break
Our second walking weekend of the year at Alston, North Pennines can now be booked. The dates are Friday 11th to Tuesday 15thSeptember.Andy Bates is organising for us yet again.
2015 Lakes Weekend
Bookings are now being taken for our 2015 Lakes Weekend at HF Monk Coniston. The dates are Friday 16th to Monday 19th October.Sandra Sutton is organising this for us once again.
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 01/04/2015. Elements of the page are also updated from a live data source.