Welcome to the Durham City Ramblers website.
Why not walk with us? There's no charge and you don't have to be a member, though we do encourage you to join if you walk regularly with us.
In the 'Latest Walks' section on the left hand side of this page, you will find details of the next six or so walks from the Durham City Ramblers, selecting the walks will provide more information, such as the leader, duration, contact details and the starting point.
If you wish to look further ahead the 'Walks Programme' tab will allow you to plan walks for the rest of the year.
The group has been up and running since 1990, and supports the work of The Ramblers locally by two means:
- We lead walks locally, roughly once a fortnight on Sundays and Wednesdays, right round the year. We also have shorter Monday evening walks in the summer. You don't have to be a member to come on a walk!
- We do our best to improve the local footpath network, by reporting footpath problems and by monitoring proposed changes to the footpaths network. We advise you to report problems in the first instance to the Rights of Way section at Durham County Council, using either their online form or by emailing Durham County Council Public Rights of Way
The Ramblers' Association exists to facilitate, for the benefit of everyone, the enjoyment and discovery that walking outdoors can bring; and to promote respect for the life of the countryside.
The association encourages walking; protects rights of way; defends the beauty of the countryside; and has campaigned for many years for freedom to roam over uncultivated, open country.
The association is a democratic, voluntary organisation, registered as a charity (no.306089).
We are just one of over 400 local Groups throughout England, Wales, and Scotland. Members of the Ramblers Association receive a yearbook listing all of these local groups, together with details of how to contact the secretary.
Our Group covers the district of Durham, in the north of England. We are a constituent member of the Northumbria Area of the Ramblers Association, whose own web site is here.
Our group secretary is Cliff Ludman, and you can email him for more information about The Ramblers