We are the Stockport Ramblers. We are the largest of the 10 Ramblers groups in the Greater Manchester and High Peak area, and part of the Ramblers, a nationwide charity whose aims are to promote walking for health, pleasure and an appreciation of our wonderful countryside.
We offer walks in the Stockport area, but also further afield, such as the Peak District, Southern Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and Snowdonia. We also arrange walking weekends away, to places such as the Lake District, Wales and the Northern Pennines.
We have walks to suit all abilities, so if you are new to walking you may choose a shorter and easier walk in the local area, or if you are more experienced you may choose a harder walk in the moorlands or possibly the Mountains of Snowdonia.
Have a look at our walks programme and, if you are new to walking, read the section entitled "New to Walking." If you need further information, please contact us via email at stockportramblers.org.uk.
We look forward to seeing you soon on a Stockport Ramblers walk!
The Ramblers' Association is a registered charity (England & Wales no 1093577, Scotland no SC039799) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales (no 4458492). Registered office: 2nd floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW
You will have seen the announcements made by the Government yesterday evening (Monday 16 March). We have been following government advice and we continue to do so. Our top priority is protecting the health of our members, volunteers and staff. We also want to help suppress the spread of the COVID-19 virus. So, I want to update you on what the Ramblers is doing and what we need you to do.
Ramblers GB is suspending all volunteer activities from Wednesday 18 March 2020. This includes group led walks, Walking for Health schemes, all training including walk leadership training, path maintenance working groups, coach trips and holidays, meetings, group and social events. All Ramblers activities must stop until further notice. This applies from Wednesday 18 March, to at least until 31 May, subject to further developments.
We are also making the decision to cancel the General Council on 4-5 April in Bristol in line with government advice. While the conference elements of the meeting will not take place, we will put in place plans to manage the constitutional business which needs to be transacted by 30 April, including the election of trustees. Further information about this process, along with other information about refunds and expenses, will be circulated to signed up attendees in the coming weeks.
We will keep you updated with the latest information on our response to the COVID-19 virus on https://www.ramblers.org.uk/coronavirus
On this page we will also add links to templates to help you communicate this information, guidance to help cancel walks/activities, and responses to frequently asked questions. These will be available at the end of today and will be regularly updated.
We will also be sending separate emails to all volunteers, members and partners. It would be great if you can support us by reinforcing the decision and messages above.
The best way to keep up to date is to first check the coronavirus webpage link for the latest information. If you have still have any questions, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that our offices will only have essential staff, with most Ramblers staff working from home.
Subject to government advice and restrictions about those who are in households with symptoms or pre-existing health conditions: independent walks can continue and are an excellent way to maintain health and wellbeing - provided independent walkers can keep their distance from others. If walking in more remote areas, please stay well within your limits as this is not the time to be calling on the services of mountain rescue.
Thank you for your understanding and support, this is an unusual time for us all.
Best wishes and thank you,
Director of operations and volunteering