Newmarket Ramblers

Guided walks in the Newmarket area

About Our Group



The Newmarket & District group of the Rambler’s Association was formed in 1982. Due to the particular location of the town, which is in Suffolk but almost completely surrounded by Cambridgeshire, the group attracted members from both counties. This is still the case today although there is now an East Cambridgeshire group in existence, based on the adjoining District Council area. The Newmarket group’s official catchment area extends along the western fringe of Suffolk and includes the expanding town of Haverhill.

 Full and/or half day walks take place on Sundays throughout the year. Full day walks are usually 10 miles or more, while half day walks are around 5 miles in length.  The group also walks on Wednesdays, with evening walks in the summer months and morning walks during the rest of the year (with a break mid winter); these generally end near a pub where lunch can be obtained.

 The Newmarket Ramblers are a very friendly group and also arrange social activities and occasional short breaks and coach trips, which provide the opportunity to walk in a different area.

 The group welcomes non-members who would like to give rambling a try but after you have joined us on a few walks we expect you to join the Association if you wish to continue. 

New on the web:

  • Sausage lunch 2018 photos and report  - please find under photos menu
  • Diary Dates for Spring Walk Programme 

Walks are needed for the period April to September 2018. We go to print mid March so the deadline for Phil to receive your walk offers will be 28th February.  If you already have some dates in mind, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

  • We are hosting the next Area AGM

The next event is on Saturday 3 February when our Group is hosting the Suffolk Area AGM at Kedington.  We will be serving teas and coffees from 10am to fellow walkers from across Suffolk, with the AGM starting at 10.30am with  speaker Peter Rookes from Ramblers Head Office.  In the afternoon, Peter Hunt  will be leading a short walk. Bring your own lunch.
Please do come to the AGM to see and hear about happenings in Suffolk Area and beyond.

  • Invitation to walk with Stowmarket Group February 18th 

Brian Mullett is leading an 11 mile walk from Debenham Community Centre (TM166631) for Stowmarket Group on February 18th, and invites Newmarket members to join him - tel: 01379 783658.  This walk will visit Aspall, Kenton and Winston. The walk starts at 10.00am.

  • Newmarket RA Annual Dinner 2018 

This year's Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday 14th April, once again at the Links Golf Club, Newmarket, 7pm for 7.30pm. See under News and Views for further details.


New to Rambling?

You don't need lots of expensive gear to start walking.   For the summer wear light layers, a waterproof cagoule, sturdy trainers or light boots. Don't forget your sunhat, suncream and a water bottle. 


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As a Ramblers Member, there's now a 15% discount available at Cotswold Outdoor. They have stores in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge & Ipswich.

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

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Monday, February 19, 2018

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