I have been a member of the Ramblers Association for over 2 years now. It came into my life, when after 18 years of marriage I suddenly found myself on my own,I saw it as a way of starting a new life , making new friends and most of all doingÂ some thing I enjoyed, walking !!
Over the years there have not been many Sundays where I have not walked, be it either a group walk or just meeting up with new friends. MyÂ local groupÂ is a very active group and make you feel very welcome , I never felt afraid of turning up on my own.
I also went to the Lakes and met up with some great guys, we walked up Scarfell pike and I did my first wild camp, which was fantastic, some thing I will never forget.
Before long I started wanting to walk longer distances, so I decided to try out the LDWAÂ they always walk at least 20 miles and at a much faster pace.
Basically the Ramblers forum saved my life and I would recommend it to anyone, its just a great way of getting out in the fresh air and meeting new people.