The Preston Ramblers

The Ramblers' Association is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales.
Company registration no. 4458492.
Registered charity, England & Wales no. 1093577, Scotland no. SC039799.
Registered office:
2nd Floor
Camelford House
87-90 Albert Embankment

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Timetable of GB festivals

Festival Date
Festival of Winter Walks 2016/17 17 Dec 2016 – 8 Jan 2017
Festival of Winter Walks 2017/18 Late Dec 2017 – Early Jan 2018 (dates tbc)
Walk About 2018 Late spring 2018 (dates tbc)

More details will follow in the new year including the confirmation of dates. For now, if you have any questions please email

(Date Posted: 28th Nov 2016)

Entering Late Change Messages onto the Text System

The Late Change Text system introduced by Eric Crichton provides a means of broadcasting changes to the Walks Programmes to anyone who has registered on the system. Changes can either be added by approved people, or by sending a message to Eric Crichton or through the SMS Text system. Address any queries about the system to Eric.

Further details are available here.

(Date Posted: 6th March 2016)

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

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"Ramblers is pleased to announce that from October 2014 it has entered into a three year agreement with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. The agreement is focused on online opportunities to promote each other and we hope that it will bring in more members who want to support our work. Ramblers thank HF Holidays for its support over the last three years."

(Date Posted: 6th October 2014

Revised: 7th Jan 2017)

Walking near livestock

The countryside is an inspiring place to walk but it can also be little daunting when cows and bulls are grazing near your path. But the countryside is working environment and it's important to be mindful and respectful of farms and farm animals, particularly during spring when cattle are rearing their young. Here's some advice from our experts on what do when walking near cattle: Ramblers Web site

(Date Updated: 14th April 2015

Revised: 7th Jan 2017)

Protect Yourself from Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE) in Europe

Coast Path

How dangerous is TBE? Ticks are second only to mosquitoes for carrying disease to humans. TBE leads to an annual average of 10,000 cases needing hospital treatment. Two in every 100 TBE sufferers will die from the disease. Changes in farming practices and global warming mean that there are more ticks in the countryside in many parts of Europe, including many established and new holiday destinations for outdoor tourism, for example Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In these countries, travellers and holidaymakers visiting rural areas are at risk from tick bites. Those participating in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking/trekking, cycling, climbing are particularly at risk. Learn more about TBE here.

(Date posted: 11th April 2014

Revised: 7th Jan 2017)

ICE - In Case of Emergency

We all carry our mobile phones with names and numbers stored in its memory. If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this 'ICE' (In Case of Emergency) Campaign.

It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As mobile phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name 'ICE' (In Case of Emergency). The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents there were always mobile phones with patients but they didn't know which number to call.

He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognised name for this purpose.

In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialling the number you have stored as 'ICE'. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest. For more than one contact name, simply enter ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.

(Click here for wikipedia article on the topic and here)

(Date Posted: 4th December 2011

Revised: 7th Jan 2017)

15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor

Cotswold Advert
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Cotswold Outdoor is the Ramblers Recommended Retailer. All current Ramblers members are entitled to a discretionary 15% discount.

New members joining the RA will also receive an introductory 20% voucher valid for three months. Simply present your RA membership card and voucher to claim your discount.

Discounts are not available on sale and special offer items.

Your local Cotswold Outdoor Preston store is located at...

Cotswold Outdoor
Crystal House
135 Fishergate
01772 270 910

The store offers a full expert boot fitting service by a fully trained fitting technician (appointment recommended). If you already have walking boots but having problems with them, take them in and they will assess whether it is something that can be addressed though insoles or volume reducers.

Discounts shown are wholly at the discretion of the retailer and are not an entitlement to Ramblers members.

(Date Updated: 22nd June 2012

Revised: 7th Jan 2017)

10% off at Singers Outdoors

Singers Outdoors offers a 10% discount to Preston Ramblers members. Simply present your membership card at the point of purchase.
45 Blackpool Road (Head Office)
Tel: 01772 440117
Mob: 07989 434318

(Date Published: 2nd Sept 2014

Revised: 7th Jan 2017)

10% off at Rohan

Rohan logo

Rohan offer a 10% discount to all Ramblers members. Simply present your membership card at the point of purchase.

Rohan design clothing footwear and accessories to keep you comfortable and protected in the world’s wildest places. Light, durable, highly packable and fast-drying means you can take less and do more.

Phil, Jennifer and Lisa welcome you to the Rohan store in Preston located at Outfit ...

16/19 Millers Arcade
Tel: 01772 821522


Opening Hours

  • Mon: 9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Tue: 9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Wed: 9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Thu: 9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Fri: 9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Sat: 9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Sun: Closed

(Date Updated: 26th June 2012

Revised: 7th Jan 2017)

10% discount at Trespass

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The Preston Branch of Trespass is offering 10% discount on any of their stock to Ramblers members on production of the membership card.

The Preston Trespass store is located at...

3/4 Cheapside
01772 824 468

Discounts shown are wholly at the discretion of the retailer and are not an entitlement to Ramblers members and are not available on sale or special offer items.

(Date Updated: 6th June 2014

Revised: 7th Jan 2017)

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