Enjoy the countryside with your local Ramblers' group. What better way is there to get to know your own area than to walk in the local countryside?

If you are a walker already, you'll know that there is nothing more pleasant than getting out into the fresh air, relaxing, walking with like-minded friends and looking at the ever-changing countryside around you in all seasons.

If you enjoy walking or want to take it up, why not join the South East Essex Ramblers, who invite you, young or old, new or experienced walkers, to come along on your own or with friends, and join us on a few walks. For details of our Group and a welcome pack, please apply to; Publicity, tel; 01702 206424 or email

If you enjoy it, you may wish to walk with us regularly and join the Ramblers' Association.

Our Group organises a full programme of walks including weekend, mid-week and in the summer, evening rambles. We meet locally then share cars driving to the start of the walks which range from about 4 miles at a leisurely pace to more energetic walks up to 15 miles, so there is something for everyone. We walk mainly in Essex but also go to Kent, Surrey and Suffolk. Each year we run a coach ramble to France, arrange various other trips visiting places of interest and organise social activities.

No expensive equipment is needed, just stout footwear, waterproofs and a backpack for carrying your first aid kit and refreshments. Our Group has also published some books of local walks, so check out our Walk Books section on the home page to find out how to acquire them. We look forward to hearing from you.