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Find a walking group - Rail Rambles

Summary of group

Every Saturday you will find at least one guided ramble, which starts and finishes at a railway station in either Wales or the Welsh borders. The walk is likely to be 6-10 miles long. Also, there is an extra rail ramble on one Wednesday a month. (Although many of our walkers love dogs, and are dog owners, we regret that four legged friends are not able to join us on these rambles.)

You don’t need to be a member or have to book in advance. Simply choose a walk from our programme and buy your return train ticket for that day, to either the start of the walk or the finish (whichever is further away). Then come along and enjoy the fantastic countryside that we are so lucky to have around us. The walks themselves are free to join, just remember to bring adequate footwear, waterproofs, a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

Although the train times are centred on Shrewsbury, you can choose to travel from any railway station that suits you. We have people who regularly join us from mid-Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Herefordshire and even Cardiff.

All the walks are led by experienced volunteers, who are all members of the Rail Rambles association (many are also members of the Ramblers). Rail Rambles itself is not an official Ramblers group, though we are planning to become an affiliated group soon. As a charity, the Ramblers do so much to protect and promote public footpaths, giving us access to open spaces. We are grateful to Powys Ramblers for their assistance, which has enabled us to publish a printed programme and to run this website. Also Arriva trains Wales deserve a very big thank you for their support over the years, as this has given our leaders the opportunity to travel freely to explore new walks and ensure that our programmed walks are as safe as possible.

For more information visit the Rail Rambles website.