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Wigan and District Ramblers


Welcome to the Wigan and District Ramblers Website. 


Crisis Alert


Our group is facing a serious crisis as our long serving and very efficient treasurer Frank Atherton has announced that he will be standing down from his role as Group Treasurer at the next Annual General Meeting In November.


Frank has done a magnificent job in managing the Groups finances during the past sixteen years and his steady hand on the financial tiller will be missed.

Frank announced his desire to stand down from this role three years ago and has restated this emphatically on numerous occasions since.


He wishes to make it clear that come what may, he will be standing down in November.


The Group cannot continue without a Treasurer and we face the stark reality of the danger that the Group will have to disband unless a member is willing to come forward and take up the baton.


Frank will give more detailed information on the duties and responsibilities of the role and would be willing to train anyone prepared to come forward to take over the position.


I would ask every member to seriously consider if they would be able to come forward and keep our group together.


Peter Wilson



Important Information 

We are pleased to announce that our annual walking weekend holiday for 2018 will be to Criccieth in North Wales. We will be arriving in Criccieth on the 16th March 2018 and returning on the 19th March 2018. This will cost £139 per person on a bed, breakfast and evening meal basis.This trip has once again been arranged by Worldchoice Travel. A deposit of £40 per person will be required to secure your place, this is payable directly to Worldchoice Travel, 34 Market Street, Wigan, WN1 1JF, or by telephone at 01942 242121.


Please click on this link to find out how you can help The Ramblers

Wigan Ramblers organise walks 12 months a year, these include family footpath walks, 4, 8 and 12 miles coach rambles and longer rambles.

Our local footpath walks are easy rambles in and around Wigan of 3½ - 4½ miles. They start at 14:00 and finish around 16:15 to 16:30 or a little earlier in winter. These are free of charge.  The local footpath walks are an ideal way to introduce new members and to discover miles of footpaths around Wigan, which you might never have walked before.

Our coach rambles are usually split into two groups, one group walking for 4 - 5 miles and the other group walking 8 miles.  The coach rambles cost £10 for members and £13 for non-members.


Over the years our Group has enjoyed many varied coach rambles, local footpath walks and away weekends.  In order to continue this successful venture our Committee would appreciate more active support to keep the Group going.


There have been comments that our walks have become a bit repetitive.  It would be nice if a few people, not all necessarily Committee members, would be prepared to meet on a six-monthly basis to suggest, and/or volunteer to lead, coach ramble and local footpath walks and to assist with the formulation of the programme of walks.  If you feel nervous about leading a walk, help and support is available.



All our walks are listed here on the Ramblers Website

Click Here To Download Our Walks Programme

For more information contact our membership department here.






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  • January 13, 2018
    If you are booked on our weekend away in March payment is due by 19th January.
  • November 23, 2017
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  • November 5, 2017
    The venue for the Group's AGM has been changed to The Church of the Good Shepherd, Lily Lane, Bamfurlong, WN2 5JS at 13:30 on 18/11/17
  • September 21, 2017
    This year our Christmas Lunch is at The Mercure in Wigan on 9th December. More details on our website