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. 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.  There is also a short walk of five to six miles  every Wednesday morning, and often evening walks in the summer months. 

 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:

  • The Olympic Park and Lee Valley Walk July 2018 
  • Read Joyce's summary of the walk last Sunday in the Olympic Park and Lee Valley  under the 'Walking Further Afield' menu
  • Walks for the October 2018 - March 2019  Programme 
  • Please contact Phil with the walks you would like to lead as soon as possible and before the end of August  on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01638 751289
  • Coach Trip to Lincoln September 16th - seats are limited please sign up now before we open to other groups in August 

This trip will leave from outside Hughes, High St. Newmarket at 8.00am. We will leave for home at 4.30pm. This is a ridge walk with good views to the west, descending to the River Witham and then rising into the city. Walkers will have options of a longer ( approx. 81/2 miles) or short (4 1/2) miles walk. Non-walkers are welcome - Lincoln is a city of quarters - Cathedral, Cultural, High Street and Waterfront. The coach will also stop briefly at the new 31 metre high Bomber Command Memorial and Centre on Canwick Hill from where there are frequent buses into the city for those who wish to stay longer. The cost of the trip is £16.00. See under News and Views for booking. Enquiries to Peter Hunt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 01638 664764. 


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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