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
Rambler of the Year 2016
John Watts was awarded the Jessie Keeble trophy at the recent Group's AGM. John has been on the groups committee for a considerable number of years, taking on a number of roles, including group Chair. Here is John with current Vice Chair John Allcock.
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.