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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

 

Chairman



Important Information 

Only 22 people have so far booked for the Festive Break in November at Scarborough. The minimum required is 29 or the break will have to be cancelled..

World Choice Travel  will advertise it on our behalf. Hopefully sufficient numbers will book before the 15th September deadline.

 

We are pleased to announce that we will be having a festive weekend mini-break to Scarborough this year. We will be arriving in Scarborough on the 10th November 2017 and returning on the 13th November 2017. This will cost £162 per person on a bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner basis (with a £20 single room supplement).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.

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.

As part of The Ramblers’ the Wigan Group operates coach rambles on a self funded basis.  Coach fares will increase to £10 for members and to £13 for non-members from 1st April, 2017.  Following the increase in June 2016 losses continued and especially in October for the trip to Settle.  An improvement in numbers has occurred over the last four months but it has been decided to increase fares, as attendances have been so unpredictable over the last year.  The summer programme includes longer, more expensive trips.  It can now be seen on the link to the Ramblers' website.

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.

membership@wigananddistrictramblers.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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  • July 18, 2017
    Wigan Ramblers are looking for a new treasurer, click here for details https://t.co/S9GWSH0wgB
  • June 11, 2017
    We are pleased to announce the details of our walking weekend in March 2018. Click for details https://t.co/3S6EpV18ul
  • June 11, 2017
    We are pleased to announce that we will be having a festive weekend break to Scarborough. Click for more details https://t.co/rjcLbiv8Ox
  • May 8, 2017
    Bookings are now being taken for our next coach ramble to Frodsham, Cheshire. https://t.co/IY8G1nxZ3z
  • May 8, 2017
    Our next walk is a local footpath walk around Amberswood from the main car park on Frederick Street, Hindley WN2 3BX.https://t.co/59gKYNywE9