About us - Our GroupWe are a Group of walkers within the Suffolk Area of The Ramblers Association. This is a charity whose aims are to encourage walking, to protect rights of way and to defend the beauty of the countryside for the benefit of all. 'Ramblers' have local groups throughout the country and as a member you are welcome to join any Group on one of their led walks, Sudbury Group was formed about 30 years ago and we have offer a variety of walks, usually meeting on a Wednesdays and Sundays of the month for a 5 - 7 mile walk.. Although our programme is intended primarily for Ramblers members we are very happy for non-members to join us as our guests for a few of our led walks before needing to join the Ramblers. All our walks are listed here and also methods of joining the Ramblers
1. Winter Walking Programme.
The winter programme is now coming to it's end and our " Thank You" goes to the walk leaders for their input and naturally the same must apply to David for all the work he has done for the Sudbury Ramblers.
Rod Sharp has taken the post of Programme Coordinator and needs contributions from Walk Leaders for new walks for the Summer Programme
The current programme can be opened in the drop down menu or here but if there are any problems, please contact us.
If you would like to fill in a gap and try your hand at leading a walk, the Group has a library of walks and help would be forthcoming for both planning and doing the recce's you would be very welcome to submit a possible date.
2. Photo Gallery
Click on the menu above,"Photo Gallery" & see current pictures. Bring your camera to add your photos to the site. Why not just send and share your Favourite view of Suffolk. Just email them to the Web Master for inclusion. Past walks, some 43 of them (most have maps to show where we went and can be printed off) by clicking Recent Walks or from the drop down menu.
3. Walks Programme
Our walks are accessible by clicking on the links in the drop down menu on the next tab, "Walks Programme", from there they can be printed. We always need new walk leaders to be able to fill the new walks programme. Give it a try, help is available and we can help with planning. Please contact Rod Sharp for more information.
4. RA Walk Finder
There is also a link to the main RA Walkfinder and is based around Sudbury, so if we do not have a planned walk, one may be planned by other Groups and available for you to join them. The RA system will also provide a detailed location map for all walks based not only around Sudnury but countrywide.
5. Planning a Walk - Look on the drop down menu Walk Tools
Walks can be planned using the new map system. Click a point and then move to the next one and re-click, a line will be drawn between the two points, continue to the end point of the walk.
It is possible to edit a point and this is described in the help section on the map.
Whilst this is intended to produce a file for use with a Sat Nav system (using a gpx format) it is possible to print using the following easy method, Ctrl P or to adjust layout withind "word"
- When the walk is completed, use the "print screen" button
- open word and change the page layout to landscape
- paste the map (Ctrl + V) into word, comes in as a picture
- adjust margins, crop etc and then print as normal.