Welcome to the Leicestershire and Rutland Walking Group, aimed at walkers in their 20s & 30s and 40s+. We're part of the Ramblers, the charity that helps everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protects the places we all love to walk. We offer some walks exclusively aimed at the 20s & 30s age group while the majority of walks are aimed for walkers in their 20s, 30s and 40+. Check out our calendar for more details.

We're dedicated to looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks, opening up new places to explore and encouraging everyone to get outside and discover how walking boosts your health and your happiness.

Walking with the Leicestershire and Rutland Walking Group is a great way to get exercise, socialising while you go! The group is an active and friendly walking club. It caters for a wide range of abilities and fitness levels and welcomes new members. Before asking you to join, we invite you to try two or three of our walks. Please contact us for full details of upcoming events in our packed programme.

Summer evening walks
From the beginning of May to the end of September we walk on Wednesday and Tuesday evenings. The walks are generally 3 to 5 miles long and easy with a pub at the end - perfect for beginners! Walks are in local areas and start at 7:00pm. Check our calendar for the schedule.
Year round Sunday walks
Most walks feature a leisurely lunch stop (bring a packed lunch) and a visit to a country pub. We walk in Leicestershire, Rutland, neighbouring counties and the Peak District. Walks can be anything from 8 miles upwards, rarely more than 12 miles. Some can be very easy and some quite strenuous. Check our calendar for more details.
Weekends away
Weekends Away
Weekends away generally involve a long walk on the Saturday and depending on location another long walk on the Sunday. It's a good opportunity to eat, drink, be merry and get to know your fellow walkers better. Accommodation can be in a hostel, B&B or camping. Please note that weekends away are for members only. Join LRWG now!
Parties, dining out, cinema, bowling, pub quizzes, barbecues, theme parks, fireworks, theatre, historical tours etc. Socials appear in the LRWG programme but can also be arranged on an ad hoc basis. On the first Friday of the month we get together at a pub in Leicester. Check our calendar for more details.


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Your first walk with LRWG

You're welcome to join us on a couple of walks before formally joining our group. Think of it as "try before you buy"! Please contact our before you come along so we know to expect you and if there has been any last minute changes, we can let you know. Also, please feel free to ask for a lift to a walk. We will put word out to the group and if anyone in your area is planning to walk that day, they may be able to offer you a lift.

Also, you can opt to join our emailing list for a limited time. You will receive emails with our monthly newsletter and details of any changes to the programme, but won't be able to send emails to the group yourself. When you join our group, you will have the option to join our full emailing list where you can email members with lift requests and your own impromptu events. Please note, participation in the emailing list is optional. You must agree to receive emails. You will not be added automatically. You can unsubscribe at any time.


What to bring on your first walk:

  • Ideally, a good pair of walking socks and boots
  • A packed lunch (chocolate and bananas are very good for energy!)
  • Plenty of drinking water
  • Waterproofs
  • Not essential, but we recommend carrying a basic first aid kit
  • A sense of humour ;-)

On walks you can expect over 20 people or far less depending on location, difficulty and the all important weather conditions! Please feel free to browse our various social media sites to see what we've been getting up to recently.

For more information, please see our members section. We look forward to welcoming you along soon!


Join LRWG!

Generally, most people come along for a couple of trial walks or social events before joining formally. However, if you do start to attend regular events, you will need to join The Ramblers. You can do this on line, via the phone or download a printable form. Please select / quote "Leicestershire & Rutland" for the area and "Leicestershire & Rutland Walking" for the group.

Join The Ramblers!

If you are already a member of The Ramblers and wish to transfer membership from another group to LRWG, register your membership on the main Ramblers Site to change your details on line.


By joining The Ramblers you will be supporting an organisation that is dedicated to helping walkers enjoy the countryside. You will also enjoy the following benefits:

  • A copy of the full printed LRWG programme by request.
  • Option to join our emailing list. Members use the group to organise car sharing, find out about impromptu social events, find out about late changes to the programme etc. Please note, participation in the emailing list is optional. You must agree to receive emails. You will not be added automatically. You can unsubscribe at any time
  • Access to hundreds of other Ramblers groups around the country, including dozens of other younger groups.
  • "Walk" the quarterly magazine from The Ramblers (online version here)
  • Full access to Ramblers Routes an online library of high-quality walking routes
  • Access to the LRWG Map Library.
  • Access to The Ramblers Map Library.
  • Cotswold Outdoor 15% discount. In store with a valid Ramblers card. The online promo code can be found on your Ramblers membership card.
  • Go Outdoors 10% Discount. In store with a valid Ramblers card.
  • Blacks 15% Discount. In store with a valid Ramblers card. To redeem online, please ring 0161 767 7148 to confirm your membership details.
  • Millets 15% Discount. In store with a valid Ramblers card. To redeem online, please ring 0161 767 7148 to confirm your membership details.

2017-2018 Committee

LRWG is managed by an annually elected committee in accordance with its constitution as a Ramblers group. Members are entitled to attend committee meetings and to stand for election to the committee. Members should feel free to contact any committee members who are listed below.

Chair Chair
Anna Richards
Chair Treasurer
Phil Sharkey
Secretary Secretary
Tina Arrindell
Membership Secretary Membership Secretary
Phil Vose
New Members Contact New Members Contact
Anna Richards
Footpath Officer Footpath Officer
Mark Hewitt
Walks Registrar Walks Registrar
Tina Arrindell
Walks Programme Co-ordinator Walks Programme Coordinator
Chris Dunne
Area Representative Area Representative
Mark Hewitt
Web Site Administrator Web Site Administrator
Matt Cross
Other Contacts
LRWG Promotional Art LRWG Promotional Art
Chris Embleton-Hall
Chris's website and Facebook Page
Map Librarian Map Librarian
Chris Dunne

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