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Railway Ramblers

About the Club


Railway Ramblers is the country’s leading association that organises walks specifically along disused railway lines throughout the UK. 

Railway Ramblers is a national club with regional area groups. It organises a considerable number of walk programmes on a regional basis, which can number up to ten or so in aggregate per month. Some of these walks have access to former railway lines and property that are not normally publicly accessible. 

For those with an interest in walking old railway lines, this is the club to join. With a membership fee of just £12, it is considerably cheaper than other national rambling associations. 

As well as organising walks on former railway lines, Railway Ramblers promote and campaign for rail trails, records the history of lost lines, assists with signposting, clearance of undergrowth and other maintenance work on closed railway lines, and disseminates information through reports and newsletters.

Benefits of Membership

  • Currently 11 area groups in England, Scotland and Wales

  • Organises interesting railway (and occasionally canal) themed walks, typically six to ten per month in aggregate

  • Encourages the preservation of old railway lines as footpaths and cycleways

  • Quarterly magazine, ‘Railway Ramblings’ featuring news, walk reports and forthcoming walks programme, as well as fascinating information on former railway lines

  • An Annual General Meeting weekend at different locations around the country with extensive walking programme





Email: Use contact box on website

Membership Fee

Household (one or more at same address): £12

Overseas: £18

Group membership (groups of 10 or more): £36


How to Join:

Online or by Post.

To join online, go to the Club’s website and click ‘Join Us’ You can use the following link: Click into the first revealed paragraph referring to joining online. Complete the form online and submit.

To join by post, having clicked ‘Join Us’, click into ‘RR-MembershipForm.pdf’ (note, this is not a link), complete the form and post as directed.

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