east herts ramblers

Welcome to East Herts Ramblers

We have been a Ramblers group for over 30 years, covering the east Hertfordshire area. Not only do we walk throughout Hertfordshire, but also into west Essex, south Cambridgeshire, east Buckinghamshire and in and around London.

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The Ash Valley


  • lead a variety of walks, mainly at the weekend.
  • run regular walking holidays for our members.
  • protect our footpaths.


We lead a variety of walks, mainly at the weekend. Several of the walks are figure of eights to give you the opportunity to just do  a morning or afternoon walk (in the region of 5 miles each) or an all-day walk. The all-day walks are in the region of 10 miles. On all day walks there is always a picnic spot and usually a pub. We always have a mid morning and mid afternoon break as well. Visitors from other areas and anyone interested in walking and the Ramblers’ Association are welcome to join us on these walks. New walkers are very welcome to come on 2 or 3 walks before joining to see if it is their thing.

See our current programme of walks.


We run regular walking holidays for our members, normally the May Bank Holiday weekend, and a full week in the beginning of September. In recent years the former has included the Weavers Way, the South Downs Way, the National Forest and Sheringham. The September holiday has been to the Derbyshire Dales, Anglesey, Dartmoor and the Yorkshire Wolds Way. Click here to read about our recent holidays.

Protecting our Footpaths

We have a dedicated Group Footpath Secretary, supported by a team of parish Footpath Secretaries to ensure paths are useable and rights of way are not eroded. Click here for issues affecting the East Herts area.

If you encounter any obstructed paths it is vital that they are reported as soon as possible. The sooner they're reported to the county council, the sooner the trouble can be cleared. Seen a path problem? Report a problem here.

Membership of the Ramblers

The Ramblers' Association was responsible for a lot of legislation protecting rights-of-way, including the requirement for them to be signposted and waymarked, and it is important for us to have a large and healthy membership to ensure that the cause of recreational walking is effectively promoted, and that our rights aren't eroded. If you are convinced then join now, if not then why not give us a try.

New walkers are always welcome.

If you would like more information, or unsure about walking with us for the first time then please contact us.


Calendar of Walks

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Click for list of our walks

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Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking

East Herts Ramblers Funds New Kissing Gate

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Thanks to East Herts Ramblers members nominating our group when booking holidays with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays we now have a new kissing gate in our area. The gate is located at the junction of two well-used footpaths (Little Hadham 10 and 54) near Westland Green. The gate was installed by Countryside Management Services, in this instance by a small team of volunteers led by East Herts Ramblers member Steve Kiln, including long time member Betty Roberts.

Steve and Betty have worked on dozens of footpath improvement projects in Hertfordshire over many years (over 20 years in Betty’s case), including clearing paths, kissing gate installation, footbridge repair, waymark posts, hedge trimming and more besides. Keeping our footpaths clear and serviceable relies on volunteers and if you are interested in helping please visit their website Countryside Managements Services, or phon01992 88433

Hopefully this is the first of many footpath improvements that East Herts Ramblers fund, so if a member of our group please continue to nominate us when booking holidays with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018