Welcome to the website of the Llanelli Ramblers!
Last Updated 22nd February 2024
Formed in 1984 and with a current membership of approximately 250, the Llanelli Ramblers offers a varied and interesting programme of walks and social activities which are appropriate for people of differing ages and interests, levels of fitness and walking experience. These activities are arranged by members of the group who are volunteers and are fully committed to supporting the group in offering enjoyable activities which are suitable for everyone.
The Llanelli Ramblers offers walks on three days of the week throughout the year, with an additional evening walk being offered during the summer months. Owing to the current unpredictable situation surrounding Covid-19, we are not issuing a long term walks or activities programme. Details of our previous programmes, however, may be found on the ARCHIVE page of our website. These should provide you with a flavour of what we are able to offer!
At the moment the current weekly walks programme is made available on the PROGRAMME page of our website every Thursday. The details of the walk itself (e.g. location, length and grade*) and the registration process for each walk are given. These details are also emailed to members each week. If you would like to join us on any one of the walks listed on the PROGRAMME page please feel free to contact the member whose contact details are given in the walk details and have a chat with him/her about the walk. You will then be able to establish whether the walk would be suitable for you. There is also a leaflet giving information and guidance for walkers (Llanelli Ramblers: Information and Guidance for Walkers) available for download on the PROGRAMME page which you may find useful.
Details of the Ramblers Insurance can be found HERE.
The well-established MONDAY CLUB (comprising the ‘Monday Strollers’ and the ‘Roamers by Bus’) meets on a Monday and offers a choice of two short, leisurely walks of approximately 3-5 miles. Members meet either at the start of the walk or at the bus or train station. These walks are ideal for those who may be new to rambling or are recovering from a recent illness. If you are interested in finding out whether you would enjoy walking with us then you are more than welcome to try out two or three of the walks the ‘Club’ offers before you decide to join the group.
Further information about the Monday Club may be found on the Monday Club page on this website. Further information is also available from the following members of the ‘Club’: (Monday Strollers) Eileen Beaumont: 07837 157175 / Mary Jones: 07812 034370 (Roamers by Bus) Janice Evans: 07967 967411 / David Hughes: 07591 170897
Two walks are also offered on a Wednesday. These walks are both longer and a little more challenging than a Monday walk. Members usually use their own transport to travel to these walks but there is often the opportunity to share transport with others.
Walk 1 is the group’s ‘traditional’ walk. It is approximately 6 miles in length and is graded a C or C+* usually. The route of the walk could take us across uneven and sometimes muddy terrain and there could be some inclines and stiles also. Some of these walks are within a short distance from Llanelli but others are further afield.
Walk 2 is a longer and more demanding walk than Walk 1. This walk is approximately 8 miles in length and is often graded a C+ or a B*. Often these walks take place in locations further afield from Llanelli.
Thursday Evening Walks
Thursday evening walks take place from May to August. These are local walks and are relatively short. They are sometimes led by children with the support of an adult. Families and individuals of any age are welcome to come along on a Thursday evening walk and enjoy a few hours walking and socialising with others in a friendly and supportive environment.
A walk at the weekend is usually longer and more strenuous than a Wednesday walk. Weekend walks are usually graded at least a C+* and are more often graded a B*. Some walks have even been known to be graded as an A*! These walks are suitable for the more experienced rambler. They can sometimes take place in the local area but are often arranged further afield in the Welsh countryside. Members usually use their own transport to travel to the start of the walk but there is also the opportunity to share transport with others.
*Walk gradings - what do they mean?
A – Strenuous. High level walking with some scrambling, stream crossing and bog hopping! Recommended for experienced walkers only.
B – Fairly strenuous. High level walking usually. Suitable for the reasonably fit.
C – Moderate. Walking on hills and moorland and coastal paths. Some ‘ups and downs’ and uneven terrain.
D – Easy. Walking on quiet country roads, footpaths and lanes. Suitable for most people.
E – Leisurely. Walking at a leisurely pace. Short, easy walks. Suitable for families.
Are you interested in finding out more about Llanelli Ramblers?
Whether you are new to walking or just want to return to walking after a break, whether you are recovering from a health related issue or wondering how walking with likeminded people may help to support your mental well-being, then we hope we have something to offer you!
If you have liked what you have read on this website and think you would like to try out 2 or 3 walks with us before you commit to taking out membership then please get in touch with one of the committee members whose email addresses are given below. We will contact you in return and will hopefully answer any queries you may have.
Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to welcoming you on one of our walks!
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