Ipswich & District Ramblers

Welcome to the Ipswich Ramblers Website

A message to our members

Some of you may have heard that one of our members’ car was vandalised whilst parked at Bucklesham Village Hall on 14 November.
All four tyres were deflated and eight panels on the car were “keyed”.
The incident has been reported to the police, but reading their connect reports it seems that this sort of vandalism is becoming all too common in our rural areas.
Thanks to all the other members for their kind assistance in helping the victim get back on the road for his journey home.
As a reminder, the police advise that we do not leave valuables in the car, on view or hidden, when we use the parking sites for our walks. 
Let us hope that our enjoyable walks will not be spoilt by these incidents in the future. 

2018 AGM

This year's AGM was kicked off with a very leisurely walk ably led by Geoff. In spite of the dry summer, Geoff still managed to find some mud! The formalities are reported in the minutes. Details of the new committee are on the Contacts page. The meeting was rounded off with ample portions and choices of soups and puds. Well done everyone. A very enjoyable meeting. 

Ipswich Ramblers Holiday 2019

Next year the group are planning to go to Skipton, Monday 24th June for 3 nights. For full details please click here

Please email Jo Mann on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 17th December to reserve your place, note numbers are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

Autumn/Winter Walks Programme

This is now available and those who have requested will receive their printed copy soon. For the latest version, see "Print a programme" under Walks menu option above.

Don't forget, you can submit a walk at any time. It won't be in the printed programme but it will be published on the web and accessible from this site.

Thanks to all walk leaders who have submitted walks - from the Committee

East Suffolk Line Walks (updated 7/9/18)

Ipswich Ramblers member Roger Wolfe has for many years produced a free guide "East Suffolk Line Walks". This guide and individual line walks are available on the East Suffolk Lines website hosted by The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership (ESLCRP). They do a guided walk every month and these are free and open to all and listed on their website. Update - see poster for next two walks. Ipswich Ramblers have recently joined the ESLCPR on their Darsham to Halesworth walk and can thoroughly recommend them.

Message from Sonia - dates for your diary

"Wednesday 1st May 2019 - Walk Regent's Canal, Victoria Park to Paddington Basin, approx 9 miles. More details January 2019.

In the meantime - who's up for Highgate Cemetery on Wednesday 24th October this year?? This is fully booked.'


Public Rights of Way by Geoff Knight

Ipswich Ramblers help to keep rights of way open. Read latest news on this important issue updated 24 May 2018.

We need more walk leaders!

Not difficult. In fact it's an enjoyable and interesting activity planning out a walk. Especially as we have an archive of walks with really easy to follow maps.
So please talk to any of us so you can be involved.
There are gaps in the programme so please put your walk in. It can be long, short, figure of eight. Whatever and wherever you fancy.

For more information about the programme and how to lead and submit walks, see options under 'Leading Walks' in the Main Menu above.

Notice to all walk leaders

Please note that the Walk Leader checklists and In Case of Emergency (ICE) cards have been updated. These make essential reading for all Ramblers Walk Leaders. They can be downloaded here. The communication from Ramblers may be found here. Please note links will not work from this message. 



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As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking

Cotswold Outdoor

As a Ramblers Member, there's now a 15% discount available at Cotswold Outdoor. They have a store in Ipswich at 43-45 Tavern Street. Tel: 01473 250883.

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And a 20% for your first purchase with the voucher which comes in the membership pack.

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