About us

Canterbury Ramblers is a member of the Ramblers Association charity.  We are run by volunteers and aim to put together a varied walking programme and some social events throughout the year.

We walk mainly on Sundays, and try to offer a choice of short (5- 6 mile) and longer (10 – 12 mile) routes each week.

You are welcome to join us on a walk any time and all walks are free. 

You should be reasonably fit, able to walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours along remote country footpaths which can be hilly, muddy or rough, with the occasional tricky stile thrown in for an extra challenge.  Walks set off promptly at the start time, so try to be there at least 10-15 minutes early.

It follows that you will need some robust footwear (preferably walking boots, but at the very least a pair of trainers with good grippy soles) and weatherproof clothing.  It is advisable to carry a drink and a snack (we always stop for elevenses!). On full day walks without a pub stop you will need a packed lunch too.

Visit our “WALKS” page to find more information about our walks programme.  If you wish to enquire about a particular walk, you will find the Leader’s contact phone number on the programme.

You do need to make your own way to the start point.  We appreciate that this can be difficult if you do not drive, but we endeavour to make some of our walks accessible via public transport.

Some of our meeting points can be a bit remote, so allow plenty of time to find them. The postcode can cover quite a large area in the countryside so if you are using Satnav, it is advisable to check out the exact location on a map at home before you set off, so you have a good idea of where you are aiming for.  

We operate a “try before you buy” policy, meaning that you can come along 2 or 3 times to see if you like what we do.  If you decide that you would like to walk regularly, we then ask that you become a member of the Ramblers’ Association.  You will then be helping to support the national footpath network and will receive updates on our Group’s activities.  As a member you can walk with any group in the country.

To join, it is easy to do online

Remember, when asked to select “Your Group”, choose Kent for the Area and Canterbury for the Group.

We recommend ticking the “Ramblers may contact me by email”box, as we can then send you occasional newsletters and important updates about last-minute changes to walks.

Please tick the gift aid box if you are a UK taxpayer.