The Walking Partnership Supported by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays
Welcome to The Walking Partnership. This exciting new initiative, supported by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, aims to provide direct financial support to the grass roots of the walking community in the UK through local walking clubs and societies. If your group supports walking by organising group walks, encouraging people to get out walking, helping to clear and improve footpaths, providing equipment to help walkers, or some other contribution to walking in your area, you may be eligible to join The Walking Partnership. Over the past 65 years, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has given many millions of pounds to assist walking charities and conservation projects in Britain and the countries we visit on our worldwide holidays. Now your group could benefit directly from this support!
Money for your walking group!
As a partner, your walking group will receive funding in the form of a financial contribution every time one of your members books a holiday with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. In order to qualify, the person travelling must nominate your group before they travel. The group will receive a 6-monthly payment taking into account all holidays that have taken place in the previous 6 months on which the group was nominated. The contribution structure is set out in the table below.
|UK holidays||£10 per person booked|
|Short haul holidays||£20 per person booked|
|Long haul holidays||£30 per person booked|
Our partners will also receive other great benefits from time to time, including special holiday offers and access to exclusive events.
Quotes from some of The Walking Partnership groups :
I have just received the latest statement for our group and see that we are due to receive another £60, Thank you very much!
We have already purchased high viz jackets, walkie talkies, fluorescent strips for rucsacs and first aid kits in order to improve safety on our walks. We have also purchased a laser printer and have produced leaflets about our group and our evening walks in order to gain more publicity for the group.
This extra funding is so very useful as what we get from central office only just covers our normal running costs. Thank you again.
Joan Johnson (Secretary Grimsby & Louth Ramblers)
“Hillingdon Ramblers were eager to join the scheme as soon as it was announced in March 2012. Knowing that Ramblers Worldwide Holidays were extremely popular with our group members, we encouraged them to nominate the group when booking such holidays. As a result the group has received substantial funding, which has enabled us to purchase many varied items for our club
We are aware that the funds are to be used to promote walking and so far we have purchased a gazebo and table to promote our group at local events, a laminator and year’s supply of postage stamps (prior to the increase), placed a recruitment advertisement in the U3A magazine and booked a larger and more accommodating hall for our A.G.M. We also intend to participate in the Chiltern Society “Donate a Gate” scheme later in the year.
Our earnings total has now reached £570 and at least £200 is anticipated later in the year. The Walking Partneship funding has been extremely generous and well worth joining.
Martin Skipper – Treasurer, Hillingdon Ramblers - April 2013
If you feel that your group would benefit from the extra funding offered by The Walking Partnership, your group secretary, treasurer or chairman should complete the application form below and return it to the address supplied on the form.Application Form
Here at the Walking Partnership, supported by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, we are really excited by the opportunity to support your local walking group. We look forward to your application and hope to welcome you as a partner in the near future.
Do we have to take a group holiday?
No. Your walking group will benefit from every individual booking that a group member makes on any holiday. They can also benefit from a Private Group holiday - please see the below section for more information.
How do I know if my group is registered?
The list at the bottom of this page shows all the groups that are registered. If your group has not registered, please ask your group secretary, treasurer or chairman to fill out the application form below.
I am going to book a holiday - how do I nominate my group for funding?
Mention the name of your group when you are booking. Your nomination will appear on your confirmation invoice.
Can my group receive funding for a booking that I have already made?
Yes - as long as the holiday has not taken place yet, and your group is registered with The Walking Partnership, you can nominate your group for funding on your booking. Please email Ramblers Worldwide Holidays quoting your booking reference on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01707 331133. Nominations will not be accepted for holidays that have already taken place.
Can the walking group make nominations for funding on behalf of those travelling?
No. As with all booking changes, nominations for funding must come from the person named on the booking. The walking group cannot be involved in this process.
When will my group receive the contribution from my booking?
The group will receive a statement and payment every April and October covering those holidays that have taken place in the previous 6 months.
Our group requires additional metal plaques to mark the funding contribution made by The Walking Partnership. How do we get these?
Just give us a call or send us an email using the below details, and we will arrange for these to be sent to you.
Where can I download the 'electronic plaque' for use on printed materials funded by The Walking Partnership?
The plaque can be downloaded here
How much funding will my walking group receive for my booking?
Your group will receive £10 per participant for UK holidays, £20 per participant for short haul holidays and £30 per participant for long haul holidays.
Do all bookings qualify?
Most bookings qualify in the scheme. However, certain heavily discounted bookings will not qualify, for example competition prizes and other offers made from time to time. The decision on qualification lies wholly with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays and will be made on a case-by-case basis.
|If you organise a Private Group holiday, its even better news. Instead of the above, a group of 16 or more people qualifies for either a larger contribution to your walking group of 5% of the total holiday price, or you can opt to take this as a discount off the holiday itself for your group members. And all the other benefits apply, such as the dedicated, personal, Private Groups service, the complimentary luggage strap for every member of your group (groups of 10 or more), and the free solar mobile phone charger for the organiser (groups of 20 or more).|
The Walking Partnership
c/o Ramblers Worldwide Holidays
Welwyn Garden City
Many local walking groups and clubs have joined The Walking Partnership, and we are welcoming new partners every day. If your walking group has not yet applied to receive funding from The Walking Partnership, supported by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, please ask your group secretary, treasurer or chairman to fill out the application form below.Application Form
Ramblers Worldwide Holidays are proud to support the following partners:
|Chapel-en-le-Frith Rambling Club||Contact Details|
|Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Ramblers||www.chesterfieldramblers.org.uk|
|Derby & South Derbyshire Ramblers||www.derbyramblers.org.uk|
|Gedling and Dukeries Ramblers||www.gedlingramblers.org.uk|
|Leicester and District Ramblers Group||www.ramblers-leicester.org.uk|
|Loughborough and District Ramblers||loughboroughramblers.org.uk|
|Melbourne Footpaths Group||www.melbournefootpathsgroup.org.uk|
|Monday Strollers WFH Group||www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/east-midlands/monday-strollers-walking-for-health-group|
|New Mills and District Ramblers||www.newmillsramblers.co.uk|
|Ravenshead and Hucknall Ramblers||nottsarearamblers.co.uk|
|Red Rope: The Socialist Mountaineering and Walking Club (Leicester & Notts)||www.redrope.org.uk|
|The Ramblers Northampton Group||www.northamptonra.org.uk|
|Vale of Belvoir Ramblers||www.nottsarearamblers.co.uk|
Is your East Midlands walking group missing from the list?
Download Application Form
East of England
North East England
|Consett and Vale of Derwent Naturalists Field Club||www.rambler.derwentside.org.uk|
|Northumberland Environmental Group||Email email@example.com for contact details|
|Red Rope: The Socialist Mountaineering and Walking Club (North East England)||www.redrope.org.uk|
|South Tyne Electric Ramblers||Email firstname.lastname@example.org for contact details|
|Stockton Rambling Club||www.stockton-rambling-club.org.uk|
|Teeside Trekkers||Email email@example.com for contact details|
Is your North East England walking group missing from the list?
Download Application Form
|East Antrim Rambling Club||www.earc.org.uk|
|North Down and Ards U3A Scramblers||www.ndau3a.com/|
|West Tyrone Ramblers||Email firstname.lastname@example.org for contact details|
Is your Northern Ireland walking group missing from the list?
Download Application Form
North West England
|Arnside Ramblers||Email email@example.com for contact details|
|Barrow and District HF Rambling Club||www.barrowramblers.co.uk|
|Burnley Rambling Group||Email firstname.lastname@example.org for contact details|
|Bury HF Walking Club||www.buryhf.co.uk|
|Carlisle and District Rambling Club||www.carlisleramblersandfellwalkers.org.uk|
|Cestrian (Chester) Ramblers||www.ramblers.co.uk/groups/groupInfo.php?group=LL01|
|Cheshire Amateur Rambling Club||www.carc.uk.net|
|Chester Rambling and Hill Walking Club||www.chesterwalkingclub.com|
|Crosby CHA Club||crosbycha.wordpress.com|
|East Cheshire Ramblers||www.ramblerseastcheshire.org.uk|
|Garstang and District Ramblers||www.ramblers.co.uk/programmes/print.php?group=ML03|
|Grange Ramblers||Email email@example.com for contact details|
|Heswall Mid Week Ramblers||Email firstname.lastname@example.org for contact details|
|Ladybrook Valley District Scout Council||gmescouts.org.uk/your-county/ladybrook-valley|
|Longdendale and Glossopdale Footpath Preservation Society||www.edgerley.freeserve.co.uk|
|Manchester and Salford Ramblers||www.manchesterandsalfordramblers.org.uk|
|Mid-Cheshire Footpath Society||www.mcfs.org.uk|
|Norwest Fell Walking Club||www.norwestfellwalking.org.uk|
|Red Rope: The Socialist Mountaineering and Walking Club (Cumbria & Lancs)||www.redrope.org.uk|
|Red Rope: The Socialist Mountaineering and Walking Club (Manchester)||www.redrope.org.uk|
|Red Rope: The Socialist Mountaineering and Walking Club (Merseyside)||www.redrope.org.uk|
|St Mary's Ramblers||www.allcommunity.co.uk/stmarysrc/14.html|
|South Cheshire Ramblers||www.ramblerssouthcheshire.org.uk|
|Southport Fell Walking Club||www.southportfellwalkingclub.org.uk|
|Vale Royal and Knutsford Ramblers||nmc-ramblers.org.uk/vr.php|
|Wilmslow Guild Walking Group||wgwgorg.wikidot.com|
|Workington Rambling Club||sites.google.com/site/workingtonramblingclub3|
Is your North West England walking group missing from the list?
Download Application Form
|Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers and Hillwalkers||www.bearsdenandmilngavieramblers.org.uk|
|Broughty Ferry Ramblers||www.ramblers.co.uk/programmes/online.php?group=CF07|
|Callander Rambling Club||www.incallander.co.uk/ramblers.htm|
|Carnoustie Walkers and Ramblers||Email email@example.com for contact details|
|Dalgety Bay Ramblers||www.dalgetybayramblers.btck.co.uk|
|Dumfries and District Ramblers||www.dumfriesramblers.com|
|Dunfermline and West Fife Ramblers||dwframblers.btck.co.uk|
|Fife Walking Club||www.fifewalkingclub.org.uk|
|Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Ramblers||www.hwdramblers.me.uk|
|North Berwick Ramblers||www.lothian-borders-ramblers.org.uk/groups/nber.html|
|Red Rope: The Socialist Mountaineering and Walking Club (Scotland East)||www.redrope.org.uk|
|Red Rope: The Socialist Mountaineering and Walking Club (Scotland West)||www.redrope.org.uk|
Is your Scottish walking group missing from the list?
Download Application Form
South East England
South West England
|Birmingham Carabiner Club||Email firstname.lastname@example.org for contact details|
|CHA Rambling Club Birmingham||www.birminghamcharambling.webspace.virginmedia.com/Birmingham%20CHA/|
|City of Birmingham Ramblers||www.birminghamramblers.org.uk|
|Coventry CHA Rambling Club||www.coventrycha.co.uk/|
|Kenilworth Methodist Church Walking Group||www.kenilworthmethodist.org/physical.php|
|Leominster Rambling Club||Email email@example.com for contact details|
|Lichfield and District Ramblers||www.ramblers.co.uk/groups/groupInfo.php?group=NS|
|Malvern Hills District Footpath Society||www.mhdfs.org.uk|
|Market Drayton Ramblers||www.ramblers.co.uk/programmes/print.php?group=SS03|
|Mid Staffordshire Ramblers||homepage.ntlworld.com/brian.benn/ra|
|Mid Warwickshire Ramblers||www.midwarksramblers.org|
|North Staffs Intervarsity Club||www.northstaffsivc.org.uk|
|Red Rope: The Socialist Mountaineering and Walking Club (Coventry & Warwickshire)||www.redrope.org.uk|
|Red Rope: The Socialist Mountaineering and Walking Club (West Midlands)||www.redrope.org.uk|
|South Birmingham Ramblers||www.sbramblers.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk|
|South Shropshire Ramblers||www.shropshireramblers.org.uk/southshropshire.html|
|Stourbridge HF Rambling Club||www.shfrc.org.uk|
|Sutton Coldfield Ramblers||www.suttoncoldfieldramblers.co.uk|
|Telford and East Shropshire Ramblers||www.shropshireramblers.org.uk/telford.html|
|Uttoxeter Walking Club||www.uttoxeterwalkingclub.co.uk|
|Wellington Walkers Are Welcome||www.wellingtonwalkersarewelcome.org.uk|
|Worcester Rambling Club||www.worcesterramblingclub.co.uk|
Is your West Midlands walking group missing from the list?
Download Application Form
Yorkshire and the Humber
|Barnsley and Penistone Ramblers||www.meadowsoftware.com/meadowproduct/common/index.php?groupref=BPG&resolutionlevel=HighResolution|
|Bradford CHA Rambling and Social Club||www.bradfordwalking.org|
|Cookridge Rambling Club||Email firstname.lastname@example.org for contact details|
|East Pennine Orienteering Club||www.eastpennineoc.org.uk|
|Friends of Calderdale Countryside||Email email@example.com for contact details|
|Friends of DalesBus||www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk|
|Grimsby & Louth Ramblers||www.grimsbylouthramblers.org.uk|
|Halcyon Rambling Club||www.halcyonrambling.co.uk|
|Halifax Rambling and Social Club||www.harrogateramblers.org.uk|
|Harrogate Ramblers||Contact Details|
|Harrogate Rambling Club||www.harrogateramblingclub.org.uk|
|Huddersfield CHA Walking and Social Club||Contact Details|
|Hull and Holderness Ramblers||www.eastyorkshireramblers.org.uk/groups/Hull/hull.htm|
|Lower Wharfdale Ramblers||www.lowerwharfedaleramblers.co.uk|
|Morley Walking Club||www.morleywalkingclubyorkshire.com|
|North Kirklees Ramblers||www.nokra.co.uk|
|North Yorkshire Fell Club||Email firstname.lastname@example.org for contact details|
|Red Rope: The Socialist Mountaineering and Walking Club (Sheffield)||www.redrope.org.uk|
|Red Rope: The Socialist Mountaineering and Walking Club (West Yorkshire)||www.redrope.org.uk|
|Rotherham Metro Ramblers||www.rotherhammetroramblers.btck.co.uk|
|Scarborough & District Ramblers||www.scarboroughramblers.co.uk|
|Scarborough Rambling Club||www.scarboroughramblingclub.co.uk/|
|Scunthorpe and District Ramblers||Email email@example.com for contact details|
|Second Sunday Rambling Club||www.communigate.co.uk/york/yorkramblingclub|
|Sheffield 40s Walking Group||www.s40wg.org|
|Sheffield U3A (Group D)||sheffieldu3a.org.uk/group%20pages/walking/walking_group_d.htmla>|
|Sheffield U3A (Group P)||sheffieldu3a.org.uk/group%20pages/walking/walking_group_p.htmla>|
|Swaledale Outdoor Club||www.swaledaleoutdoorclub.org.uk|
|Wakefield Walking Club||www.wakefieldwalkingclub.org.uk|
|West Riding Ramblers||www.ramblersyorkshire.org|
|York Outdoor Group||www.yorkoutdoorgroup.org.uk|
|Yorkshire Coast LDWA||www.ldwa.org.uk/yorkshirecoast|
|Yorkshire Dales Society||www.yds.org.uk|
Is your Yorkshire and the Humber walking group missing from the list?
Download Application Form