Our aim is to bring enjoyment to our members through an appreciation and love of the countryside and to preserve footpaths and means of access.

Thornbury Rambling Club is based in the community of South Gloucestershire

There is news about the club, listings of walks and photos of recent events.


Now that Government advice on social and group activities has recently been relaxed we will be restarting our the walks and social programme. Details of this programme can be found clicking on the menu icon (three bars on the top left of this page).

Thornbury Rambling Club arranges walks to suit all grades - Ambles (up to 4 miles at an easy pace) Leisurely ( 4-6 miles), Medium (6-9 miles) and Long (over 9 miles). Depending on the day of the week there could be more than one grade of walk arranged. As well as walking locally, walk destinations cover a wide area from Cotswolds to Exmoor, the Brecons to Wiltshire with lots of places in between! There are walks scheduled for mid-week and weekends, and during the summer months, evening strolls. Unless otherwise stated all walks start at Rock Street Car Park (RSCP) in Thornbury and lifts are arranged at the start of each walk.

There is no need to sign up to join a walk, just turn up at the meeting point where we will share lifts to the start of the walk. You’re very welcome to try out 1 or 2 walks before you join, but we do insist that after that you join up. It’s OK if you don’t drive – we normally have enough drivers who are able to give lifts, but drivers often appreciate it when a voluntary contribution is made by passengers towards their costs.

The club also has a strong social side with regular talks, evening socials, coach trips and weekends away.

There is an active footpath section which works with the Local Council to maintain and improve the standard of footpaths in the Thornbury and surrounding area. Any problems can be reported via this site (using the webmaster link below) or reported via the Ramblers Association ( http://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/report-a-path-or-access-problem.aspx ) who will pass the report onto the relevant Local Government / Council

Walks dates can be found in the Thornbury Magazine.

For additional information or any enquiries please contact our Secretary: Helen Willoughby 01454 415474 or our chairman Peter Bird 01454 413924

For queries about this site contact webmaster@thornburyramblers.org.uk

Data Control and Privacy Notice, May 2018

The information we collect:

Thornbury Rambling Club (TRC) requires personal information from its group members to be retained by the Secretary. The information we save is your name, address, phone number and email address. This is stored in a paper file and on an excel spreadsheet, and the email addresses on a group email list.

The way we use your information:

The information you provide to TRC is used solely for the distribution of newsletters, walks information and other information of interest to members.

Data Security:

TRC will take reasonable measures to protect your personal information for the purpose it was collected. We store the data on a rolling basis for six years, plus the year we are in, and at the end of that time the data is destroyed responsibly.

You have the right to request access to the personal information held about you – please contact the secretary (details on membership card) or email thornburyramblers@gmail.com


All photographs of people must have the consent of those involved for taking and display. If you do not wish to have your photo taken please let the photographer know and remain out of shot.

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