The Ramblers Association

Milton Keynes & District Group

 

News / Members' page

This is your page where your news, photos, articles for sale, jokes or anything legitimate (ie non-political, non-commercial and must be related to rambling, however vague the connection may be!) can be posted.

If you wish to put some of your photos into the Gallery, please send an email with your photos attached to photos@mkramblers.org.uk. This will notify the collators. Please do not send more than 5 photos at a time and it would be useful if you could provide basic information on the date and location of the photos, e.g. Aug 2014, Walk in the Brickhill Woods.

AGM 2016

The agenda for the 2016 AGM together with the draft minutes of the AGM held on 1 November 2015 are now available for comment. Any feedback should be sent to the Secretary.

Newsletters

It's now planned to publish a Newsletter annually. Here are links to the current and past issues (you will need Acrobat reader to view them):

Earlier publications can be found in the Newsletter Archive.

Archive

A repository for previously featured articles that are no longer current.

Member Discounts

Discounts available to members of the Ramblers Association:
  • Cotswold Outdoor - RA members are entitled to a 15% discount on most items.
The discount may not apply to all items, eg maps, and may apply only to purchases over a defined minimum amount. You will be required to show your RA membership card in order to qualify for a discount.

(Discounts & offers are wholly at the discretion of the retailer and are not an entitlement to RA members)

Walks for All

In the Milton Keynes and District Group we aim to put on a good variety of walks of different lengths, in areas both close to Milton Keynes and further afield, and at times to suit the majority. It would not be possible to do this without our walk leaders who put in a lot of work voluntarily in their own time to plan, organise and lead walks. Our programme secretary also works hard to collate all the walk details into a workable programme of walks.

Most of our walk leaders prefer longer walks and we are desperately in need of more people to come forward and lead shorter walks (approx 3 - 6 miles). In the summer , we have short evening walks on the programme, but it is difficult to find enough people willing to lead them. The evening walks often attract large numbers of participants.

Who wants to lead a walk?

We are always looking out for volunteers to lead walks and are fortunate in having a core group of people who regularly come forward as leaders. However, there's always room for more. If you've never led a walk before it may seem a bit daunting, but with good planning beforehand everything should be easier on the day. The Ramblers Association gives guidelines for walk leaders on their Walk Leader good practice toolkit. This covers planning, reconnoitering your route, what details you should provide beforehand and how to cope on the day. If you feel you could lead a walk, or would like to help but are not sure how to go about it, please speak to the programme secretary or any of our walk leaders who would be happy to help and may offer to co-lead a walk with you which helps build confidence.

For more detailed information please see the walk leaders' page.

 

The Ramblers‚€™ Association is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company registration number: 4458492.
Registered Charity in England and Wales number: 1093577, registered charity in Scotland number: SC039799.
Registered office: 2nd floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW.