Okehampton Rambling Club has been in existence for over 30 years. It began with a group of like-
minded people getting together to enjoy the local countryside and has essentially remained thus
ever since. We are not affiliated to any national organisation.
At present, the group comprises over 60 members, of whom 30 or so walk regularly. The normal
number of people on a walk averages about a dozen. Over the years we have covered most of
Devon and Cornwall. Walks are led by volunteer members and can be on Dartmoor, Exmoor, the
Cornish or Devon coast or inland. Average walk length is 8 miles.
We walk every Sunday of the year and it is rare for a walk to be cancelled. If the weather is very
bad we try to do a shorter, easier walk rather than abandoning it altogether. Members come from
Okehampton and surrounding villages, out as far as Hatherleigh, Crediton and even Bude. We
meet outside Okehampton Post Office leaving at 9.30am and share cars to travel to the start of a
walk. Passengers contribute towards fuel costs on a scale of charges with a top limit of £7 per
person. A walk often ends with a cream tea if there is a convenient establishment nearby.
Click here for the Okehampton Rambling Club Programme
Although we are an informal club, we do have a small committee comprising chairman, treasurer
and secretary. An AGM is held every April. All members pay a small annual subscription.
Being a group of friends, we also have a social side to our activities. Once a month, we have an
evening meal and drinks in a local pub or restaurant. Again, this is organised by volunteer members
and as far as possible, we try to share cars. The socials have become increasingly popular over the
past couple of years.
Another social activity is our annual walking holiday. We have been to a variety of places – the Lake
District, North Devon, the Cornish coast, Wales, Shropshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. Again,
holidays are organised by volunteer members and are usually for 3 or 4 nights. During that time,
we manage a walk every day, as well as some sightseeing for those who want it.
So, if you enjoy walking, love the countryside and would like to make new friends, why don’t you
join us? You are always welcome to try us out before making a firm commitment.
For more details, please contact Sue Lewis (Chairman)on 01837 318106 or
or Chris Baines (Secretary) on 01409 221362 or
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