The Nottingham Wayfarers Rambling Club           

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       The Nottingham Wayfarers Rambling Club was formed in 1932, and currently has a membership of over 150 people. We are affiliated to the Ramblers Association, HF Holidays and the Nottingham Footpaths Preservation Society, and we support other groups when appropriate.
   The Robin Hood Way, Nottinghamshire's first long distance recreational path, was conceived and established by members of the Wayfarers to commemorate the club's Golden Jubilee celebrations in 1982.
    Our walks usually take place on Sundays, but occasionally we do walk on a Saturday, using public transport to get us to and from our destinations.
    The Sunday walks generally alternate between using a coach and cars. When using the coach we usually offer 3 different grades of walk, with the option of changing group at lunchtime, when all groups meet up with the coach.  When using cars, everyone is expected to do the same walk, as it is not usual for a choice to be offered on these occasions. To participate in a coach based ramble it is essential to contact the leader in advance and reserve a seat on the coach, as these walks are usually very popular. For the car based rambles, advance booking is not necessary, but it is advisable to contact the leader to inform him of your intended attendance, and also for information about distance and terrain.
    It is normal to take a picnic lunch on both types of walk, but we usually take a lunch break where a pub is available for those who wish to use it.
    In the summer we have a programme of shorter evening rambles. These are usually based fairly close to Nottingham and will be of about 2 hours duration.
    In addition to the regular walks programme we also have walking weekends away, travelling to areas such as the Lake District, Exmoor, North Yorkshire and the Cotswolds.
    We are always happy to see new faces and you can always be assured of a warm and friendly welcome from the Wayfarers.