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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, and on many Thursday evenings in the summer. There is also an over-60s group – the Monday Club – who use either their cars or 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 email@example.com 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. The walk’s leader can also give you any other information you might need and may be able to help if transport is a problem.
Please note that from November 2018, Llanelli Leisure Centre is no longer used as a meeting place before going on to the walk starting point.
Monday Walks: Leisurely walks for members with bus passes. These are generally walks of three to five miles, either meeting at the starting point of the walk or the bus or railway station.
For further information, contact Eileen, telephone 01554 741306 or Mary, telephone 07812 034370, or Dave Quarmby, telephone 01656 716341.
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
Contact our Footpath Secretary, Paul Barrett, telephone 01554 834010, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Problems can also be reported directly to the County Rights of Way Officer on 01269 598380 or email email@example.com
Please be sure to copy details of any such reports to Paul as above.
© Llanelli Ramblers 2019