Rothsay Ramblers was formed in 1981, 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 and Buckinghamshire.

We organise regular walks on Monday mornings with a range of distances between 3 and 7 miles, but most of our walks are 5 miles in length. We walk in groups of between 20 and 30, and start and finish our walks at a pub, golf club or garden centre where we can park, pre-order our lunch, and use the facilities.

We are affiliated to the Ramblers and to HF Holidays


Ampthill Woods


We also have a programme of regular social events, and have a walking holiday each year.


If you would like to join the Rothsay Ramblers or just find out more, please contact our Membership Secretary, Nicola Howard at or our Secretary Carolyn McFarland at

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