Llanelli Group of the Ramblers’ Association is a friendly and active collection of people who enjoy a varied and interesting programme of walks and social activities. Formed in 1984, the group has seen membership soar in recent years to over 300, making it the biggest RA group in West Wales.
There are walks every Wednesday and on most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, on some Tuesdays, and on every Thursday evening in the summer. There is also an over-60s group – the Monday Club – who use their free bus passes to get to and from easy walks.
Social activities include a monthly get-together from September to April, various dinners, dances, trips and walking holidays.
There are two simple steps in joining Llanelli Ramblers
1. Pick out a walk from the current programme.
2. Turn up!
Anyone is welcome to come on two or three walks to try it first before joining. It is a good idea to phone the leader of the walk for advice on its suitability and so that he or she can look out for you. After two or three walks, you will then need to complete an application form, available from Eileen firstname.lastname@example.org You can also join through the Ramblers’ Association website (join online), remembering to nominate Llanelli as your chosen group.
Benefits of membership include:
- Regular programme of walks and social activities organised by Llanelli Ramblers
- Subscription to the quarterly Walk Magazine, full of features, inspiring photography and ideas to help you get more out of walking
- A wide range of discretionary discounts in many outdoor stores
- Access to the Ramblers’ Association Ordnance Survey map library
- A. Strenuous walks, mostly mountains with some scrambling, stream crossing and bog
hopping, recommended for experienced walkers only
- B. Fairly strenuous. For the reasonably fit. Usually includes high-level hill walking.
- C. Moderate walking on hills and moorland and coastal paths. Some ups and downs
- D. Easy, quiet country roads, footpaths and lanes. Suitable for everybody
- E. Short, flat walks at a leisurely pace. Suitable for all the family
We have a variety of walks throughout the week to suit all ages and abilities. Click on Programme in the menu bar above for walk details and dates.
All walks are led by members of the group. If you’d like to try a walk with us, pick out a walk from the programme which is suitable for your level of fitness and contact the walk’s leader so that he or she knows to look out for you.
Monday Walks: Leisurely walks for members with bus passes. There are normally two walks each Monday, one for ‘Homers’ and one for ‘Roamers’.
As the name implies, Homers walks are more local while Roamers travel a little further afield using buses to get to and from the start and finish of the walk. Members decide each Monday whether to be a Homer or a Roamer.
Roamers Walks – of three to five miles – normally start from Llanelli Bus Station (or occasionally the railway station) at various times depending on the buses/trains. Further details from Dave Quarmby, telephone 01656 716341.
Download the Monday Roamers walks programme from the menu bar or ckick here.
Homers Walks –of three to five – miles usually meet at the starting point of the walk, and occasionally at Llanelli Railway Station. For further information, contact Eileen, telephone 01554 741306 or Mary, telephone 07812 034370.
Download the Monday Homers walks programme from the menu bar or click here.
Tuesday Tea Walks
Tuesday Tea Walks: These are held on the second Tuesday of each month in the summer and aim to finish near a teashop. Details are included in the walks programme.
Wednesday walks: These are the most popular walks, with up to 50 ramblers out most Wednesdays. The walks are generally shorter than the weekend walks, and may be taken at a slower pace.
Thursday Evening Walks
Thursday evening walks: Take place from May to August. These walks are local and fairly short and are usually led by children. All ages are welcome. Come along as a family for a healthy, social evening of enjoyment.
Weekend walks: Are usually longer and more strenuous, suitable for the more experienced rambler. These walks can be local, but are often further out in the Welsh countryside.
Information for New Members
Six monthly walks programmes are issued: May-October and November-April, and these are sent to members by email where possible. Printed copies are handed out on walks and sent out by post to those members who have not yet received them. If you have not yet received a copy of the programme or require a printed copy, please email the Programme Secretary email@example.com; have your membership number to hand.
Obviously, there are changes made to the programme from time to time, and the website includes the changes if any. In addition to checking the website, once you are a member of Llanelli Ramblers, you can receive programme updates and other information by email if you wish. Just send your email address and your membership number to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be included on the mailing list.
Contact our Footpath Secretary, Paul Barrett, telephone 01554 834010, or email email@example.com.
Problems can also be reported directly to the County Rights of Way Officer on 01269 598380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be sure to copy details of any such reports to Paul as above.
© Llanelli Ramblers 2018