Red Kite Ramblers
A walking club based in the North East of England
Just to Say Thank You
I guess by now that many of the members of the club will know that Maria Conaty died this year on 24 January after a short illness. Her funeral was held on Wednesday 10th February and quite a few club members were able to attend. Maria and Dave have been in the club for many years and anyone who has walked with Maria will remember her with great fondness. Dave and their daughter Dawn would like to thank everyone for all their support over this most difficult time and to let people know that over £1300 was collected for Cancer Research.
We Are 25 Years Old
Guess what? It is our birthday this year. We are 25 years old and if we had been out walking on the 16 January it would have been our birthday walk. It was on the 20 January 1996 that the club did its first walk along the Roman Wall from Housesteads to Greenhead. For the first few weeks, there was only one route but with numbers on the coach increasing the club started to put on more routes each time we went out. Oddly enough, on six occasions we went out on a Sunday in that first year. I do not think there is anyone left in the club that was on that first walk, but there are still quite a few members who joined during the first year.
Unfortunately, we do not have many photographs showing the early years of the club. Digital photography was still in its early days so most people who took cameras out with them had film cameras. However, the images shown below are from the first years of the club and you might spot several people who are still members. The images are quite small but that was the standard resolution of cameras around that time.
As soon as the situation improves we will be in contact with everyone to let members know when the walks will recommence and we will also update the website with the news. Thanks to all the members who support the club and keep checking back on the website for information. Have a Happy Birthday and try and keep walking but remember only go local. Stay Safe and we will all be out again later in the year.
Welcome to the Red Kite Ramblers web site.
We are a walking club located in the North East of England close to Newcastle upon Tyne. We run a walking programme with planned walks every other Saturday throughout the year. You can download the walk programme for 2021 here.
Walking distances are from around 8 miles up to 13 and the areas covered range from Northumbria, the Lake District, the Scottish Borders, the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales. You can get more information about the club on the About Page.
On walk days there are usually 4 planned walks depending on the numbers of walkers out on the day. A coach from a local coach company is used and there are often seats available for individuals who have not pre-booked. You can check the pick-up locations from our Contact Page.
Walks cost £10.00 and membership for the year is £20.00.