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Embleton to Bamburgh
25 September 2021

Welcome to the Red Kite Ramblers Web Site

A walking club based in the  North East of England

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.

You might have noticed from the image at the top of the page that we are preparing to restart the club with  walk on the 11th September, our first after nearly eighteen months. An email has gone out to all the club members reminding them to start booking again but the club is still actively seeking new members so if you are looking for a walking club to join please use the form on the Contact Page.

Who Are We?

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 by clicking here.

What Do We Do?

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. Clicking here will take you to the About Page with more infromation.

How Do We Get There?

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 for the journey. Clicking here will take you to the Contact Page where you can check the pick-up locations.

How Much Does It Cost?

Walks cost £10.00 and membership for the year is £20.00.

Some of our recent walks

backwards and forwardsNorthumberland
20th September 2021

Backwards and Forwards Again

Embleton to Bamburgh - 25 September 2021 This was our first walk of 2020 and at that time we had been to Bamburgh six times over the years, the last time being in 2017. So we have been backwards and forwards, sometimes walking away from it and at other times walking towards it. This particular time we are walking towards…
23rd August 2021

We Are Back

Longhorsley to Rothbury - 11 September 2021 After 17 months and 38 missed walks, we are finally making a comeback. It is not a very big come back, just a little jaunt down the road to Rothbury but for many members, it might be good to get back out together after all this time. If we can keep going over…
it's not North to Alaska but South to AlstonCumbria
3rd March 2020

It’s Not North to Alaska But South To Alston

Lambley to Alston 14 March 2020 South to Alston does not have the same ring to it as North to Alaska but unfortunately, the local coach company does have Alaska on its itinerary so Alston will have to do. Does anyone remember North to Alaska, it was both a song and a film the song being the lead in to…
Northumberland BreakoutYorkshire Dales
21st February 2020

Northumberland Breakout

Masham to Leyburn - 29 February 2020 It's a Northumberland Breakout this Saturday. We have done three walks in Northumberland this year plus a walk into Durham but that did not really count as a breakout as it was just over the county border. This one is all the way into the Yorkshire Dales and not just into them but…