Dumfries and District Ramblers

Group walks

The Dumfries & District Group organises walks to suit most tastes throughout the region and beyond.  We offer our members about 90 walks a year.

The core programme consists of day walks every fortnight on both Saturday and Sunday: usually an easy, low-level walk and a more strenuous one, and ranging from 6 to 12 miles in length. Between May and July we provide a shorter evening walk on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week.

In addition to the core programme there is a Half Day walk and an Adventure walk every month. Half Day walks are generally in the morning and are 4 to 6 miles in length and usually at a leisurely pace. Adventure walks are more challenging as they may be in an area new to the walk leader; the route in consequence may change on the day.

Residential weekends are held each year and allow the group to visit areas beyond the range of our day walks.

Please see the current programme for details of upcoming walks and further information.

Social events

The group also undertakes a number of social activities throughout the year, including a barbecue, pasta'n'pics evening, social night, Christmas lunch and a quiz night.

Committee members

  • Vivienne Pickering (Chairman)
  • Eric Pickering (Secretary)
  • Marion Glover (Treasurer)
  • Dave McMaster (Membership)
  • Frank Hall (Access etc.)
  • Monica Callander
  • Peter Challis
  • Stuart King
  • Terry Cumiskey

Company information

Dumfries and District group is part of the Clydesdale to Solway Area of The Ramblers Association.

The Ramblers' Association is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company registration no. 4458492. Registered charity, England & Wales no. 1093577, Scotland no. SC039799.

Registered office:
2nd Floor
Camelford House
87-90 Albert Embankment

Walks calendar

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Walking Partnership

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