Walking

East Anglia walkers in the woods

East Anglia walkers in the woods

Walks are organised by regions, and take place all over the country to suit most different tastes, from evening strolls in the country to winter hiking in the Caingorms. Most regions organise a program of day walks, such as 6 – 12 miles, usually at weekends, some local and some further afield.  Transport is shared where possible.

Regions advertise their walks in the Diary (or ‘MIS’, Monthly Information sheet) with the contact details, and members can go on any region’s walk, by contacting the organiser.

Regions also organise their own weekend or week-long trips. Popular destinations include Scotland, Wales and the Lakes, but there are many others. More about Trips.

For an idea of the range of activities see the Diary.

For more about what’s happening in your region, contact the relevant regional contact for details.

What happens on a Walk?

Each region has its own way of doing things but a typical Red Rope walk will involve the following features

  • On day walks we usually travel to the start of a day walk by cars (with petrol costs shared between the people sharing a car) or public transport.
  • The walk leader will outline the details of the walk to the group.
  • There is no formal role of ‘walk leader’ in Red Rope but in reality the person who has proposed and planned the walk will lead the way.
  • During the walk the group stays together (within earshot of each other) so people don’t get lost or left behind
  • Often the walk planner will know the walk already, sometimes they may be using a map for parts of the walk, or there may be some options for the group to discuss
  • On a day walk you are expected to bring your own packed lunch and drink
  • You will find people on the walk friendly and helpful and keen to chat and share their skills and knowledge.

For an idea of the range of activities see the Diary.