Grimsby & Louth Ramblers was formed in 1980 and several of the original members are still active walkers with the group. Seventeen people attended an inaugural meeting and since then our numbers have grown to around 300. Our Silver Jubilee in 2005 was celebrated by the inauguration of The Silver Lincs Way, a 25 mile walk linking Grimsby and Louth.
We are now one of the largest groups in Lincolnshire and cover a huge area including all of North East Lincs and significant parts of East Lindsey and West Lindsey. We try to ensure that any problems with footpaths in our area are brought to the attention of the relevant authority so that we can all enjoy this lovely part of the countryside.
We have a regular programme of walks of different lengths twice a month on Sundays and a 10-mile leg stretcher every Wednesday. In addition, we have walks on Fridays, Mondays and short Tuesday evening walks in the summer. We have two annual coach trips to areas such as the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales or North Yorkshire Moors.
Newcomers are always welcome to join our walks. Obviously if people enjoy walking with us, after two or three walks we would expect them to join The Ramblers. Below is a map of the area covered by our Group.
The Ramblers is Britain's biggest charity working to promote walking and to improve conditions for all walkers. With around 110,000 members in England, Scotland and Wales, we've been working for walkers for over 80 years. Through our network of dedicated volunteers and staff, we support all who walk, from beginners to experienced enthusiasts, family groups to solitary strollers and the very young to the young at heart. We have over 500 Groups across Great Britain, organised into around 50 Areas, including around 50 Groups for 20s-30s and family walking groups.
As an environmental organisation, we work to encourage walking, open up public footpaths, protect the countryside. We have been involved in many important campaigns and it is largely through our work that today's legally-protected network of public footpaths exists.
We have also been at the forefront of several key campaigns to protect the environment, such as the fight to stop the privatisation of Forestry Commission land and have long been at the forefront of the fight to stop opencast mining. We also work against other threats to the natural environment, such as housing developments on green field sites and hedgerow destruction. Click HERE to see the work of the Ramblers, and click HERE to join.