Welcome to the Harrogate Group of the Ramblers
Welcome to the Harrogate Group of the Ramblers.
We organise a walk each Saturday of about 10 miles. These walks are at a moderate pace and are for the whole day. You are welcome to join us for a couple of walks before joining the Ramblers. Joining the Ramblers gives you access to not just the walks organised by the Harrogate Group but all Ramblers groups throughout the UK.
Our walks explore the attractive countryside that surrounds Harrogate, a countryside of meadows and woodland, steep-sided valleys and craggy outcrops. Not far away are the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. There is a good network of public paths enabling us to visit places of beauty that cannot be reached by road.
Good walks need good paths! The Harrogate Group of the Ramblers is also a footpath protection group and looks after local public footpaths on behalf of the whole walking community. All local planning applications which might affect public footpaths and applications for footpath diversions are carefully scrutinised by the Group to make sure that the path is fully protected. Paths blocked by vegetation and crops, dangerous stiles etc are reported to the local highway authority for appropriate action.