About Our Area
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 about each group and see a map of their territory, click on GROUPS.
As a Ramblers member you can walk not only with your local groups but all groups in the UK.
Before deciding whether to join, you are invited to sample a few walks as a guest.
Click on MEMBERS for further information including member benefits.
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. This delightful range of countryside includes:
- Undulating chalk Wolds with their hdden 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.
Getting to our Area
When travelling to this area you will find
- good train links to Hull, Scarborough and York
- easy road access via the M62, A1 and A64.
There is also a regular ferry service to Hull from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.