Welcome to Colchester Ramblers
We have an active walks programme throughout the year with walks on both Wednesdays and Sundays. During the summer we also have Friday evening walks to gently ease you into the weekend.
Walks are of various lengths and duration, being a good mix of circular and figure of eights. If you've not walked before contact one of the committee to get advice on which walks are best to start out on.
Come on a Walk
If you are not yet a member of the Ramblers' Association then you can still join us on one of our walks. We advise you to come along for upto 3 walks on a try-out basis before joining the Ramblers' Association. As part of the joining process you will be allocated to your local group.
If you live outside the area and wish to receive our printed walks programme please contact our membership secretary
The Colchester Ramblers AGM will take place on Sunday 20th November from 12.00 to 14.00 at the Nottage Maritime Museum, The Quay, Wivenhoe CO7 9BX. The AGM will provide the opportunity for members to hear what activities the Committee has carried out on their behalf in 2016 to include a report on the main events of the year. A special award will also be made at the AGM. Click here for Agenda and here for last years Minutes.
Planning is well under way for this year's Christmas Meals - click here for more details
Colchester Ramblers remain unhapy with Network Rail's proposed closure of level/foot crossings
Network Rail plan to close 130 foot crossings in East Anglia, 62 of which are in Essex. Network Rail have held two public consultation events in June and September and the responses to their questionnaire have shown the vast majority of those who have replied, disagree with their proposals. Despite this negative reaction, not just from Colchester Ramblers but other organisations and members of the public, very little seems to have changed. Colchester Ramblers have now written to the Chief Executive of Network Rail reminding them of the historical connection of the footpath network, the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle by walking and the dangers of using the road network. Clarification on a number of points has been sought and this is reflected in the attached letter.