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.
Restarting COVID safe walking
It seems a long time since we were all able to go out on club organised walks together.
The Committee is aware that some of you are keen for Club organised walks to restart, and has been discussing how to do this for a few weeks. The Ramblers Association has indicated that organised walking is exempt from the government’s “rule of 6” provided that strict guidelines are followed, including booking, track and trace and written risk assessments.
The Committee is working on these procedures with a view to restarting Club walks in the near future. Full details will be included with the forthcoming newsletter. In the meantime, members organisng walks for small groups of friends should follow the rule of 6 as they are not organised walks using the Ramblers procedures.
Don’t Miss Out on Members Only Information and walk details
When we restart our walking programme we will initially not have a printed programme. The Ramblers guidance is to have a rolling programme with the walks posted on our website. Full details of our walks will therefore be within the members only area. Make sure you register for this area so you don’t miss out.
The conditions we would be required to observe in order to use the Senior Citizens Hall for our social functions have caused us to cancel them for this year.
We had to cancel 2 of the group holidays this year, but the holiday to Church Stretton in October is going ahead.
50 Years of Memorable Walks – 2020
In our 50th Anniversary Year of 2017, we produced a book of memorable and favourite walks written by members of all walking groups. It was a sell out and overall profits enabled us to make a generous donation to our local Mountain Rescue Teams.
In response to continuing demand for more copies, we have now printed a limited re-run to give to recent and future new members, for existing members to obtain extra copies for friends and families, and for 3 shops to sell them to non-members. The shops couldn’t get enough as customers liked a booklet that included local or easily reached walks.
Claude Prime, our Membership Secretary will circulate complimentary copies to all who have joined since 2017 and early 2018, and to any future new members.
For existing members wishing to give copies to friends and family, they will be £5 each as before and can be obtained from Barry Wilson, 3, Crest Lodge, Hilton Rd, Bramhall, SK7 3AG. Please contact him on 07833 704 627 to make your order.
Otherwise, additional copies can be purchased in Trek N Travel, 8, Market St, Marple; in Marple Bookshop, 70 Stockport Rd, Marple; and in Simply Books, 228, Moss Lane, Bramhall
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