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  1. The Ramblers Festival Of Winter Walks

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    For over 25 years, through snow, sleet, rain and under clear winter skies; in parks, forests and on mountain tops, the footsteps of thousands have dotted the countryside each year as family, friends and avid walkers step out to enjoy the Ramblers’ Festival of Winter Walks.

    This year, the Ramblers is once again providing wintery walks for all to enjoy with two weeks of festive wanders, led by volunteers, from 21 December 2013 – 5 January 2014. It’ll be here before you know it, so why not bag a winter warmer now? Baselayers, mid layers, softshells and other outer layers, hats, gloves and socks will ensure you make the most of days out however cold it is. Whether it’s a merry jaunt to the pub on Christmas Eve you’re after, a festive Boxing day walk to burn off the mince pies, or a lengthy hike to start the new year on the right foot, there are hundreds of free walks to suit everyone across England, Scotland and Wales with the Festival of Winter Walks.

    Ramblers chief executive Benedict Southworth said, “There is something wonderful about walking over the festive season; the company of family and friends, exploring beautiful winter landscapes under clear skies or the fun of being the first to make tracks in the snow, all of these things make getting out and about at this time of year even more of an adventure. Our Festival of Winter Walks is as popular as ever after 25 years. So, put on your winter coats, wrap up warm and join us again as we head out to enjoy the season the way we know best, on our feet.”

    This year for the first time ever you can also download one of their expert walking routes from Ramblers Routes to try on your own or with friends and family this winter, visit for info.


    For more information on the Festival of Winter Walks and to browse the festive walks on offer visit


  2. Enjoy One Of Hundreds Of Winter Walks With The Ramblers

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    Winter is a superb time to enjoy Britain on foot and, even though our summer is still lurking about, there are great opportunities to embrace the winter, wrapped up warm and in good company. One way is to join one of hundreds of walks with the Ramblers this holiday season as part of the ever popular Festival of Winter Walks.  This year there will be more choice than ever as the festival expands to include over three weeks of events, with walks starting in the build up to Christmas and marching right into the New Year.

    Ramblers’ volunteers put on these walks to make the most of the wonderful winter scenery on offer in Britain and there is an open invite for anyone to join in, share their love for walking and discover the benefits of being outdoors as you walk with them into the New Year. From short festive walks to sup on mulled wine in cosy pubs, festive wintry jaunts and more challenging hikes to explore crisp frosted landscapes, there’ll be plenty on offer for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

    The festival programme typically includes:
    • Walks across England, Scotland and Wales
    • Hundreds of walks under five miles
    • Festive-themed walks
    • Walks for people in their 20s and 30s

    Use the Group Walks Finder to search for walks in your area.

    The Ramblers is Britain’s walking charity. It works to make it easy for everyone to walk, whether in countryside, cities, hills, coasts and on or off the beaten track. It has a grass roots network of over 17,000 volunteers who work tirelessly for a walking Britain. For over 75 years it has helped build and protect Britain’s 130,000 mile long footpath network, it runs over 38,000 walks a year, and campaigns for better walking routes and more walking opportunities.

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    Enjoy one of hundreds of winter walks with the Ramblers this holiday season as part of the ever popular Festival of Winter Walks.




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