The East Yorkshire and Derwent Area of the Ramblers' Association has about eighteen hundred members. Additionally, many local walking clubs are affiliated to our organisation. This enables us to have an influential voice when representing the interests of both walkers and lovers of our local countryside. Our main aims are:
- Protecting footpaths and other places to which the public has a right of way or access on foot.
- Defending the beauty of the countryside
- Promoting walking for everyone including health benefits of outdoor pursuits
- Advancing the education of the public in subjects concerning access to, preservation of and conservation of the countryside
Further information on the aims and objectives of The Ramblers Association can be viewed by clicking Objectives
Geographically, our area is sub-divided into a number of local groups.
New members are allocated by postcode to their nearest group unless otherwise requested. To read more about each group click on Groups.
As a Ramblers member you can walk not only with your local groups but all groups in the UK.
Members of the public are invited to sample a few of our walks as guests before deciding whether to join..
Click on members for further information including member benefits.
About Our Area
Our predominantly rural area includes the land from York to the east coast, and from the River Humber up to the North York Moors National Park. "Derwent" refers to the southern part of North Yorkshire and western part of East Yorkshire. Our delightful range of countryside includes:
- Undulating chalk Wolds with their hidden valleys,
- Rich agricultural land in the Vale of York, Plain of Holderness and rolling Howardian Hills,
- A fine coastline from Spurn Point north via Bempton cliffs with its sea-bird colonies, up to Scarborough,
- Historic towns of Beverley, Driffield, Malton, Pocklington and of course, the cities of York and Hull,
- Next to our northern boundary the magnificent North York Moors and Whitby.
If travelling to the area, there are good train links to York and Hull and easy road access via the M62 and A1. There is also a regular ferry service to Hull from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.
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