Marple District Rambling Club (Marple Ramblers) was formed in 1967 by a small group of keen walkers in the Marple area.  One of their earliest objectives was to protect local footpaths and keep them open for posterity. Originally walks were only on Sundays but over the years as membership grew Thursday walks were introduced.

We now have a thriving club with over 350 members joining up to 5 graded walks each Thursday and 4 different groups each Sunday.

We are a very friendly club and welcome new members of all ages.

We are most fortunate to have willing leaders for every walk in our published programme, with a Committee who plan social events, organise holidays and publish a newsletter, “Footprint”, 3 times a year.

This website is a new venture for us.  We hope current members and visitors find it helpful.  We welcome comments about the site and encourage suggestions to how we can develop it in the future.  Click the box below to get a comments form.




What we Do


We publish a Walks Programme every 4 months containing up to 5 walks each Thursday and 4 walks each Sunday. 

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Most social activities take place on Tuesday evenings.  During the summer we have a monthly evening stroll ending up at a pub or restaurant for a meal.  In winter months we have a variety of activities including talks, a quiz, music, barn dance etc. 

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Each year we organise at least two group holidays in the UK and overseas.  Recent destinations have included Alnmouth, Skipton, Isle of Wight, Nerja, and Mayerhofen. 

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