Colchester Ramblers

Derek Keeble's Very Short Walks

In addition to the regular Wednesday and Sunday walks in our Walks Programme, Derek Keeble leads a number of very short walks on different days of the week. These are suitable for those who may not be able to complete even one of our regular short walks of 5 miles. If you want more details (eg when, where, length of walk etc), please contact Derek.


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You can now join the Ramblers by using £11 Tesco Clubcard Vouchers to swap for your first years membership. Click on the Clubcard Logo for details.

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Cotswold Outdoor

As a Ramblers Member, there's now a 15% discount available at Cotswold Outdoor. Our nearest stores are in Ipswich, Bury St. Edmunds and Cambridge.

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And a 20% for your first purchase with the voucher which comes in the membership pack.

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2018 Group Holiday - 26th Feb-02 Mar. Full details from Gordon on 01206 735395 or send him a message.


Colchester Ramblers Photo Competition 2017 ‘The Spirit of Rambling in Essex and Suffolk’   O.K. Ramblers…. get out your phones and cameras…we are having a photographic competition. Our road-show is looking very tired and we need new photos to reflect ‘The Spirit of Rambling’, taken in the past 12 months on a ramble in Essex or Suffolk.  Photo-maestro Phil Brew will choose the winning photo (£25 prize) and the five runners-up will each win £5.   Competition Rules

  • Submit no more than 3 pictures per person: you may win more than one prize.
  • Include your name and RA membership number with your entries.
  • Send to by midnight Friday 2nd June 2017.
  • Prize winners will be informed by email before 30 June

Please note that the winning photos are non-returnable and may be printed as A4 and/or A3, becoming the property of Colchester Ramblers Association and used to promote our group. Phil Brew Says: Spontaneity can work if you have an eye for an interesting scene that happens to occur during a walk and you have a camera ready to hand. On the other hand thinking ahead and planning your shot can produce a different sort of shot and is more under your control. It might be worth looking ahead at the walk programme, speaking to the leader about your idea, maybe even do the pre-walk walk out so you can select a view point with the right light. If you want ramblers in your shot it is fairly easy to shoot from the rear of the group, in which case you will get views of people’s backs. This can work, so don’t rule it out. If on the other hand you want to see people approaching you will need to get out some way in front and give yourself time to position yourself to get both the walkers in shot and an interesting background with good lighting.  And remember good lighting doesn’t necessarily mean sunshine; people especially often show better in the more even lighting of a bright but overcast day.   So, whether you are a mobile snapper or a camera buff, have a go…….I would love to be overwhelmed on 2nd June. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017