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:
- Coach Trip to Lincoln September 16th
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 Waterfron. 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 and enquiries.
Stop Press ! Click on the above to see Phil talking about the Icknield way and the three churchse walk with Tanya Mercer of ITV countryside walks fame.
- Newmarket Ramblers Group Holiday 2019 in the Lake District Sunday May 12th – Friday May 17th
We are going to stay at the Derwentwater Hotel in Portinscale The hotel is situated on Derwentwater and is about a 10 minute walk into Keswick The cost of 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast is £119 per person. See under News and Views for booking and enquiries. Booking needed before June 27th 2018 - book now !
June 21st - N.B. All rooms are now taken - booking is closed !