Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age range for your walks?

We are a young walkers group but we're open to anyone who's young at heart! Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult if under 16.

Do I need to be a member to walk?

New arrivals are welcome to do a couple of walks before joining the Ramblers just to see it they enjoy it. If you get hooked and continue to come along, we would ask you to join the ramblers and support their good work - it's really a bargain!

What footwear and clothing do I need?

Paths on the island are generally very good, but can obviously get muddy, particularly in the winter. A strong (preferably waterproof) pair of boots are usually advisable. Waterproofs are usually advisable if only to guarantee it won't rain.

Do I need to bring food & drink?

We usually stop for breaks along the way to admire the views, so a snack will never be wasted. Drinks are always a good idea and are essential on hot summer days. Walks that are 6 miles or less will generally finish by lunch time and if they don't finish directly at a pub, we'll usually drive to one! Longer walks will continue until mid afternoon, so a snack lunch will be necessary.

Will I be able to keep up?

Our walks are taken at a gentle pace - usually slower than the normal Ramblers. We will walk between 5 and 10 miles, usually at about 2 miles per hour.

Where does the walk start? The program is pretty vague!

For security reasons, we keep the exact location of the start within the group, but if you email us we can supply more details. When you join, you will be able to access the detailed program on this site.

Can I bring my dog along?

Dogs are generally welcome on our walks, and are allowed off the lead where appropriate provided they are under control. This is at leader discretion if it is considered inappropriate for the walk.

Why are all the walks on Sunday?

Well, not all the walks are on Sunday, just most of them! Generally our group members find Sunday an easier day to keep free, but we do occasional walks on Saturday and some mid-week evening strolls in summer.