Maidstone Group

Kent Ramblers

Walks Programme

Maidstone Group's own web site

You can view a map showing the locations of the Group's next few walks on the Group Walks Finder page (may be slow to load - please be patient)

 

Maidstone Group

Young or older, experienced or new to walking, Maidstone Ramblers offer a friendly welcome to all those who enjoy walking in the Kent countryside. 

We meet every Wednesday and Sunday and some Thursdays, Saturdays and Bank Holidays. Our walks generally range from 6 to 17 miles but we offer shorter walks in the summer evenings. 

On an all-day walk lunch arrangements are very flexible with ample time to visit a local pub. However most walkers bring a packed lunch, as food cannot always be guaranteed. We have a short break mid morning and/or afternoon. 

Some of our shorter walks are taken at a gentler pace, and on some of our longer walks the pace can be more brisk. If in doubt, talk to the leader. A voluntary collection is often made to help group expenses. 

Navigational Skills training is arranged from time to time for those interested in planning and leading walks. 

 We also have a lively social side with opportunities to spend both a week and a weekend away with the group, summer barbecues, Christmas social events, evening talks and slides, treasure hunt and quiz evening. 

We deal with Kent County Council on path closures and diversions, obstructions and dodgy stiles, in fact anything that may affect the delights of walking in our beautiful countryside, villages and towns.

The red outline on the map shows the extent of the Group's area.  New members within this area are allocated to Maidstone Group unless they choose otherwise.  Members can be allocated to whichever Group they choose but can in any case join any walk organised by any Group whether in Kent or elsewhere in Great Britain.

As with other Groups, members of Maidstone Group have been active looking after paths in their area - see extract from their 2005 annual report.

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