Welcome to Spring Vale Rambling Class
The new government restrictions in England allow for group walking to recommence with the number of members only allowed to attend limited to a max of 30. At the moment we are keeping the max number to 20.
The new syllabus, detailing our walks programme for 2021 is now available. You can become a member of the Spring Vale Rambling Class walking group by sending a cheque for £5.00 as detailed below. You will recieve a copy of our walking syllabus.
All walks are currently open to members only following the new rules that have been introduced.
We will post here when these restrictions have been lifted.
This is in accordance with the new UK Government Guidelines
We are following the strict guideline issued by the Ramblers
Check out the Ramblers Gems 2021 Page
for the latest edition of our members publcation.
This page is updated regulary
All the 2020 editions of Ramblers Gems are
located on Ramblers Gems 2020
A syllabus is full credential of membership of the Club.
This year will be our 126th Season of walking.
As a rambling club we enjoy nothing more than walking around our local area of Darwen and Blackburn close to the West Pennine Moors in North East Lancashire. We also enjoy walking in the Ribble Valley, over the Bowland Fells and occasionally we enjoy a walk in the Lakes or Yorkshire Dales.
We regularly meet for a walk at places such as Tockholes, Livesey, Hoddlesden, Wilpshire, Witton, Belthorn, Entwistle, Rivington, Great Harwood, Accrington, Salesbury, Hurst Green, Ribchester, Whalley and Clitheroe.
Walking is an easy way to keep fit and active. Your health is important to you.
The Class was formed in 1895 and we are now in our 126th season. We are likely to be the oldest walking club in the country to have maintained a continuous annual walking programme. We were originally establshed as an educational class, but we now run as a walking club offering a variety of walks from 6 to 9 miles in length.
When: We organise walks on Saturdays starting at 11.00am and on a Tuesday evening starting at 07.00pm during the summer months.
How? Make your own transport arrangements to the published meeting place.
From? Meeting places for the start of the walk are detailed in the membership syllabus. See the walks programme page for details.
Try? Normally we would encourage people to walk with us a couple of times before joining as a member, however the current COVID restrictions requires us to limit our walking to members only.
How much? Membership of the Class costs £5.00 per annum. The yearly season is from the 3rd weekend in March to the end of the second weekend in March of the following year. If you would like to become a member then send a cheque for £5.00 payable to "Spring Vale Rambling Class" complete with a 2nd class stamped address envelope to :
The Secretary SVRC
103 School Lane
You will receive this years current syllabus of walks and become a member of this old and historic club.
New walkers are always made welcome, but currently you need to be a member before joining us on a walk, if you require any additional information, please call the secretary on Tel 01254 671269 or email email@example.com
We are an affiliated group of the Ramblers. The Ramblers is Britain's walking charity working to protect and expand the places people love to walk and promotes walking for health and pleasure.
We are members of Ramblers Worldwide Holiday Partnership.
We are affiliated to HF Holidays as an Activity Club.