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 also have a programme of regular social events, and have walking holiday each year. We are affiliated to the Ramblers and to HF Holidays

Ampthill Woods


For general enquiries:

To contact the Rothsay Ramblers, please email us with your contact details and question. Click here to email us.

For membership enquiries:

If you would like to join the Rothsay Ramblers, 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.