Marple District Ramblers (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.  From the small beginnings we now have 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 further.  Click the box below to get a comments form.

New Members Always Welcome

Spring is coming!.  Why not join us? You can come and try it out for a couple of walks before deciding.  Just use the  online form  to get information.

You can choose from 5 levels of walks on Thursdays and 4 levels on Sundays. There is no commitment to to walk every week, just when you can.

With social activities each month and 3 holidays arranged for 2020 (2 in the UK and one in Slovenia), there's something for everyone.

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Don't Miss Out on Members Only Information

If you are already a club member you can register here to access the members only area.  Just click on the Join Now (should read register, but we can't change it!) text below.

If you have already registered use the Login option instead.

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 the winter months we have a variety of activities including visiting speakers, a quiz, music, films, 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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