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Houghton and District Ramblers


was foundered on the 16th October 1975 as Bursgreen Ramblers. The name was changed in 2004. read more.


We organise walks County Durham, Weardale, Northumberland, North Yorks, The Lake District, Cumbria & Teesdale.


2016 Walks Program


Our walks suit all ages and we welcome new members or visitors to the area who wish join us on walks as guest.


Once a month we travel to & from the venue by coach, non-walkers are welcome to travel with us, subject to available seating, for the standard charge of £10 per seat.


Please check our members photos, we add to them as often as we can.

Coach Walk May 15th 2016.


The walk will take place in the Ripon area. Gordon Lindsley will lead.


Click ROUTE to download the GPX file.


There will be two walks, the main walk & a shorter walk.


The coach will leave St. Michael and All Angels Church, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 4DN pick up point at 08:30.


If you haven't booked you seat then contact John Conder asap.



Hartburn Glebe Grotto.


Thanks to Margaret Waugh for the write up about Hartburn Glebe Grotto and to John Conder for the photos.

You can read it in the write up section or by clicking here.



H&DR Calendars for 2016


The 2016 calendars are available to purchase from John Conder. This year they will cost £4.00 (£2.00 cheaper than last year) and as well as some good photos taken by members they show the coach & car walks. Your can request one from John Conder or via a 'Contact Us' message.


The competition for photos to be used for the 2017 calendar is now running, we need more members taking cameras, phones & even tablets to take some photos & send the in for judging. The ruler are shown in the photo competition section.

Car Walk May 29th 2016.


Dennis Borley will be leading a walk at Sunderland Bridge meeting at NZ 264 378 for a 10:30 start.


Sunderland Ramblers


walk program


is available.


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Paul Skipper












Some of you will know Bill, Karen & Paul Skipper. Well Paul has just recently finished his 6 year challenge to walk all of the Wainwright Fell (all 214 of them).

A big achievement for Paul especially as he completed them by the age of 13.


Click Here to read the full write up in The Shields Gazette or paste the following in to your browser.



Thanks to Deborah Hope for supplying the link.