London Rambling Clubs
Rambling Clubs in Barnet, Bromley, Camden, Chelsea, Ealing, Hackney, Hammersmith, Islington, Kensington, Westminster
Blackheath Group of the Ramblers` Association
Using mainly the London Underground stations as a starting point this walking group offer weekend and holiday rambles throughout London.
Contact InformationWeb Site: Blackheath Group of the Ramblers` Association
, Blackheath, London, .
Capital Walkers is a thriving walking group. Aimed at the 35-55 age range, and organised by volunteers, all of our walks are public transport accessible.
We are part of the Inner London Area of the Ramblers.
CLOG: Central London Outdoor Group
Who are we?
CLOG (Central London Outdoor Group) is a friendly outdoor activity group for people living in and around London. We are happy to welcome anyone who enjoys walking and exploring our wonderful countryside. Our members are of all ages, from all walks of life and of many different nationalities
Where do we go walking?
Our walks programme includes day walks near London, weekend trips to hills and mountains (eg the Lake District, Snowdonia), longer holidays even further afield (eg Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Croatia etc)
Our social programme
We also arrange social events in London, including monthly themed social gatherings, evening walks, cinema, theatre and gallery visits, pub and restaurant events
Try us out!
You`re welcome to attend up to three events for free. Most day walks and social events are free; you normally have to be a paid-up member to go on trips away
A bit of history
We are a non-profit-making club which was founded in 1937. We originally organised walking weekends staying in cheap accommodation such as youth hostels. Today our trips stay in a variety of accommodation
What you get if you join
Members receive advance notice of walks and trips, priority booking for trips, a "hotline" email summarising the forthcoming week`s events, discounts in outdoor gear shops, our newsletter, which is published every few months, a group discount if organising a trip to a YHA hostel, tips on how to organise walks, trips and social events and the chance to put something back in if you want to. All our events are led voluntarily by our members
How many of us are there?
Day walks normally attract 10-20 people; most existing members just turn up rather than say they`re coming. Trips away numbers vary
How to find us
Most of our walks start from railway stations. We often meet near the ticket office at a London mainline station. Look out for people dressed as if they`re going on a walk (the leader may have a map!) and ask around for CLOG (Central London Outdoor Group) if you`re not sure who we are. Some members join the train at stations along the way or drive to the start of the walk. If you can`t find us, get on the train and meet us at the destination station.
Connoisseur Rambling Club
Rambling Club with a London wide membership for those who enjoy leisurely walks of between 7 to 8 miles.
Contact InformationWeb Site: Connoisseur Rambling Club
, London, London, .
Ealing Outdoor Club
Ealing Outdoor Club is a friendly group based in West London. Our main activity is walking although we occasionally do other activities such as cycling and pony-trekking.
We have organised walks most Sundays, in the Chilterns, Surrey and other areas around London. Walks are normally between 6 and 12 miles in length often with a pub stop for lunch. We also organise walking weekends away and we are affiliated to the Youth Hostels Association (England and Wales).
Gay Outdoor Club
The Gay Outdoor Club operates throughout Great Britain and provides a wide range sports including day walks for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender men and women.
Goldsmiths Rambling Club
We are a walking group based in south-east London
We ramble on alternate weekends throughout the year and try to arrange weekends away in the spring and autumn. The AGM is held in January. The average walking distance is 41/2 -9 miles with a lunch stop, usually a pub. Not all pubs serve food so it is advisable to bring something to eat. Rambles are either circular or linear. Walkers make their own way to the starting points, if car sharing please make your own arrangements, including travel costs – a contribution to the driver is appreciated. It is helpful if you let the leader know that you are intending to join the walk. Leaders make every effort to arrange times to fit in with train arrivals.
New members always welcome. All persons joining rambles do so at their own risk.
Hammersmith, Fulham & Wandsworth Group of the Ramblers` Ass.
Contact InformationWeb Site: Hammersmith, Fulham & Wandsworth Group of the Ramblers` Ass.
, , London, .
Ibex Mountain and Hill Walking Club
Ibex is a friendly London-based walking club open to anybody interested in walking in the hills. We have a varied programme of weekend trips to different areas of the UK, Sunday walks and social events. If you want to learn more about us please look on our website.
Independent Rambling Club
The Independent Rambling Club has been holding walks in Greater London and its environs for over 70 years.
We produces a programme of walks 4 times a year, with 3 walks held each week from 4 to 8 miles. Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays are the more usual walking days but the group occasionally organizes walks on other weekdays too.
All our walks are accessible by public transport, which means they generally start and finish at a rail or tube station.
Our active members are mostly 50+ in age.
Inner London Area of the Ramblers` Association
Please see our web site for full information.
Contact InformationWeb Site: Inner London Area of the Ramblers` Association
, , London, .
Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster Group
Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster Group of the Ramblers` Association.
Contact InformationWeb Site: Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster Group
, , London, .
London Adventure Group
The London Adventure Group is a fun and friendly group for those who love outdoor adventure. We organise hiking day trips, weekend trips and longer trips away to both UK and overseas destinations. We are a multi national group with people aged 24-50+.
London Loves Mountains Hiking Walking Outdoor Group
This hill walking and hiking group visits mountains and countryside to get out of London for weekends and day walks.
Contact InformationWeb Site: London Loves Mountains Hiking Walking Outdoor Group
Sumner Road, London, London, HA1 4BX.
London Red Rope
Red Rope is a national walking and climbing club, with members in a dozen regions of the UK. The club has socialist, left-wing and alternative roots – and today`s club is still organised with socialist and green ethics in mind.
We go country walking, hill-walking, rock-climbing, and mountaineering, plus the pub and the teashop of course. The London club cannot go to the mountains as often as members in northern cities, but we have a walk in the countryside near London just about every weekend using public transport.
Metropolitan Walkers Group of the Ramblers` Association
The Metropolitan Walkers Group of the Ramblers` Association is a rambling group for people living in London aged between 20 and 30.
Contact InformationWeb Site: Metropolitan Walkers Group of the Ramblers` Association
, , London, .
North East London Group of the Ramblers` Association
With a membership of over 500 The North East London Group of the Ramblers` Association caters for walkers of all ages.
They offer a walk on every Saturday of the year except Christmas.
Contact InformationWeb Site: North East London Group of the Ramblers` Association
, , London, .
North London HF Group
A long-established walking and social group affiliated to HF Holidays.
Walks in the Home Counties or in London itself every Saturday or Sunday,normally 5 - 8 miles long, always starting at a railway station.
Contact InformationWeb Site: North London HF Group
-, -, London, London.
07758 516 360
North London Outdoor Group
We are a small friendly walking group based in Barnet. We organise day walks twice a month on Saturdays or Sundays, evening walks on weekdays throughout the Summer and walking weekends twice a month staying in Youth Hostels.
We also have an indoor social programme Tuesday evenings at Discovery Hall in East Barnet throughout the year.
North London Rambling Club
Established in 1919 for all ages with walks all around London and beyond. Main walk on a Saturday,but some mid-week and weekend away walks.Using Public Transport.
Saturday Walkers Club
The Saturday Walkers Club is a unique self-organising walking club for everyone in the London area. We follow walks from the Time Out Book of Country Walks every Saturday and Sunday.
South Bank Group of the Ramblers` Association
To contact the South Bank Group of the Ramblers` Association please see the web site.
Contact InformationWeb Site: South Bank Group of the Ramblers` Association
, , London, .
0207 252 2506
Southern Trekking and Mountaineering Club
STMC is a London-based mountaineering club, drawing its membership from London and the home counties. The Club was founded more than 25 years ago by a group of keen hillwalkers and climbers who saw a need for a London-area club that was perhaps a little less technical than the established mountaineering and climbing clubs. Ever since, it has drawn its members from a wide area around London, and has tended to attract people who are keen on hillwalking and trekking rather than pure technical rock climbers. New members have ranged from people who are already experienced hillwalkers to comparative novices.
The Polytechnic Rambling Club
Formed in 1885 The Polytechnic Rambling Club is one of the oldest walking clubs in the UK.
The club is based in the City of Westminster, London.
Full details can be found on their excellent web site
Contact InformationWeb Site: The Polytechnic Rambling Club
12 Latimer Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1EP.
020 8542 4951
West London Group of the Ramblers` Association
Health-giving country walks with lunchtime pub stop from railway stations in friendly company, 4 - 12 miles, led by responsible volunteers.
No charge but regular walkers will need to join the Ramblers.