North Wales Area Ramblers

Welcome to the Ramblers in North Wales


This area of the Ramblers’ Association covers the North Wales Counties of Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.North Wales path 15.02.17 3

Welcome to the North Wales Area website. This site is still being developed by volunteers so some of the links may not work yet. We hope to have it fully working soon and would like to get a Welsh version up and running as soon as possible. If you are able to help with translating into Welsh please get in touch.

The Ramblers help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Our Areas helps look after paths and green spaces, open up new places to explore and acts as the leading voice on walking matters near you. We also work with and support our local groups. We can help you to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

In North Wales there are 10 RA Groups. These Groups offer a varied programme of over 600 guided walks per year. These are led by Ramblers Association volunteer members. We have walks to suit all tastes. New or potential members are welcome on all our walks. It is often advisable to contact the leader of a walk beforehand for details of the walk. For more information go to the ‘Our Groups’ page.

The Area is responsible for protecting the footpaths in North Wales. We are actively working to ensure that the area has a good quality network of footpaths. To become involved in this work go to the ‘Contacts’ page.

 We are proud of our achievements in protecting and improving the rights of way in North Wales. We are committed to ensuring that the paths are open and continually improved.

  • We report problems and follow them up
  • We discuss possible diversions with landowners, councils and other interested parties
  • Our volunteers do practical work to improve the network
  • We propose improvements to paths and open spaces and help find funds to implement them
  • We object to any proposal that we believe are detrimental to the public, the beauty of the countryside or the environment
  • We have regular meetings with the County Councils to ensure that work is carried out and that footpath budgets are protected
  Notes on Ramblers walks

“Walkers must be 18+ or accompanied by a responsible adult”

 Photography.  During a walk photographs are sometimes taken for publicity purposes or to appear on the group website.  Please inform the walks leader if you do not wish to be included in a photograph.

North Wales Ramblers Walking Festival

July 28th to August 5th 2018 inclusive

Area walking day with a range of walks all from Llanfairfechan on Saturday July 28th. Followed by eight days of walks from different Groups of their own choice.

Groups: please put the dates on you diary/calendar/phone and start planning.

Please put you festival walks put into the Summer to Winter combined walk programme through your group Programme Secretary. If possible please copy them to Denis McAteer.

We want to offer a wide range of walks in different areas and of different lengths.

It will be the school holidays so consider family walks; also themed walks; guest leaders from other organisations; whatever you think might attract new walkers and be enjoyed by our members.

If possible please include walks whose start point canbe reached by public transport.

 Vanessa our CEO's newsletters go direct to volunteers who register their email address on the Ramblers website. Follow the link in the newsletter.


Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking

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Cotswold Outdoor

As a Ramblers Member, there's now a 15% discount available at Cotswold Outdoor. They have two stores in Betws y Coed (Also one in Chester)

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

Sunday, March 18, 2018