Rothsay Ramblers was formed as a separate group in 1991, and has about 125 members. We are a sociable group whose primary aim is to enjoy walking in the countryside within a 20 mile radius of Bedford, including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.


We are planning to resume our programme of small group walks with social distancing of three, four and five miles for up to six people per walk. Walks of this type will be available for current members from December 7th. You will need to contact the walk leader, usually text is preferred, to book a place on a walk if you have not yet done so. Please note that you will need to book again on  walks that were cancelled in November and are now running on new dates as bookings will not be transferred. Please click here for advice on walk safety.

Another way of keeping in touch with fellow walkers is to join our WhatsApp group. Contact our secretary whose details are below to join the WhatsApp group. 

Please check the calendar for plans for future walks.


Jade walkers near Bedford


For membership enquiries:

If you would like to join the Rothsay Ramblers, please contact:

Membership Secretary, Nicola Howard:

 or Secretary, Carolyn McFarland:


The annual fee is a very modest £3 per year, but you do need to be a member of the Rothsay Education Centre to be a member of the Rothsay Ramblers.