North Yorkshire and South Durham Area
© Crook & Weardale Ramblers 2015
Crook and Weardale Ramblers

Why you should join The Ramblers

The Rambling Association works hard on the provision and protection of footpaths and other ways over which the public have a

right of way or access on foot, including the prevention of obstruction of public rights of way. The protection and enhancement

for the benefit of the public of the beauty of the countryside and other areas by such lawful means as the trustees think fit,

including by encouraging the provision, preservation and extension of public access to land on foot.

The provision of facilities for the organising of open-air recreational

activities and in particular rambling and mountaineering with the

object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom

the facilities are intended, namely the public at large, and in the

interests of social welfare (including health). Advancing the

education of the public in subjects relating to access to, and the

preservation and conservation of, the countryside and of the health

benefits of outdoor recreational pursuits.

After you have walked with us and you decide that walking is for

you then you will be requested to join the Ramblers Association. 

Along with great exercise and the outdoors you will receive the

following benefits:

Personalised email address (yourname@crookramblers.org) Our walks programme either posted or emailed to you The Walk magazine With your membership card, some shops offer up to 15% discount No charges to join walks Access to the Ramblers’ library of maps We can also post a membership form out to you. Please state that you would like to be affiliated to Crook and Weardale group.

Clothing and Footwear

We suggest the following:
Summer Walking Walking boots or shoes (not trainers) Wear 2 pairs of walking socks to prevent blisters. Wear these when buying boots Waterproof jacket and trousers Sun hat and plenty of suncream Comfortable clothes A packed lunch to last all day (on longer walks there are usually three stops) Plenty of liquid A mobile phone in case of delay
Winter Walking A good quality pair of walking boots 2 pairs of walking socks to prevent blisters. Wear these when buying boots Plenty of warm clothing (layers are better than one thick garment) Hat, gloves and scarf Waterproof jacket and trousers A packed lunch including high energy food Plenty of hot drinks A mobile phone in case of delays A small first aid kit along with a torch should be carried at all times just in case. A map and compass are not esssential. A change of clothing at the end of the walk always comes in useful.