Ramblers' Association Scotland  

Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Group

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Ramblers' Association


 The Ramblers' Association is Britain's biggest organisation working for walkers, a registered charity  with 139,000 members across England, Scotland and Wales. We've been looking after Britain's  footpaths and defending its beautiful countryside for more than 65 years by :-

protecting Britain's unique network of public paths - which, all too often, are illegally blocked, obstructed and overgrown. We work with local authorities to make them a pleasure to walk on.

providing information to help you plan your walk and enjoy it in safety and comfort.

increasing access for walkers - our work is helping to establish statutory rights of access to our countryside.

safeguarding the countryside from unsightly and polluting developments so that walkers can enjoy its tranquillity and beauty.

educating the public about their rights and responsibilities and the health and environmental benefits of walking so that everyone can enjoy our wonderful heritage.

We can only do these things with your help. Join the Ramblers' and in return, you'll get membership of a local walking Group offering regular walks, social events and the opportunity to get involved in practical and campaigning work; a lively quarterly magazine, Walk, the Ramblers' Yearbook, packed with useful walking information and places to stay; and discretionary discounts on outdoor clothing and equipment.

We have about 450 Groups across Great Britain, organised into around 50 Areas. The governing body of the Association is its General Council which consists mainly of delegates appointed by the Areas. They elect an Executive Committee which establishes policy and uses funds in pursuit of the association's objectives. There are also Councils for Scotland and Wales, and offices in London, Cardiff, Wrexham and Kinross.

The Rambler's Association is not affiliated to any political party and is required by its constitution to be non-sectarian. The Association is a democratic, voluntary organisation, registered as a charity (no. 1093557) and as a company limited by guarantee (registered in England and Wales, no. 4458492).


Ramblers' Holidays

We hold copies of Ramblers' brochures featuring breaks all over the world; if you would like to see a copy contact our Group Secretary (details under Contacts) or click the R A Holidays logo to reach their website.


Support our walking group! We receive funding every time you take a holiday with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. Click the Walking Partnership logo for more information.

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