Frequently asked questions
Who is the group aimed at?
The group is aimed at people in their 20s and 30s, however we welcome walkers of any age.
Who runs the group?
The group is part of The Ramblers Association (a registered charity) and is run entirely by our members who volunteer their time to lead walks and organise social events. A committee is elected every year at the AGM.
How do I get involved?
You can either come along to a walk or come to our one of our monthly socials. If you’re unsure about anything at all on your first walk then do get in touch with the walk leader beforehand – their contact details will be on the walks diary. We’re a very friendly group and always have a handful of new people on most walks. New walkers can try out three walks before joining the Ramblers.
If you've not done much walking before, you may prefer to choose one of the shorter, easier walks to start with. If you aren't sure, ask the walk leader for more details.
How do I become a member?
If you are a member of the Ramblers already, you can change your group affiliation through your ramblers account.
If you’re not a member of the Ramblers click here to join. Remember to select the 'East Yorkshire & Derwent’ for your Area and ‘East Yorks Get Your Boots On’, so that you can come on the wide range of events we offer.
Where and when do we walk?
We usually aim to have at least two walks a month (1st and 3rd weekends) and a number of evening walks throughout the summer. Our walks cover North and East Yorkshire, encompassing Eastern Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Yorkshire Wolds, and the Yorkshire Coast.
We also have a number of weekends away throughout the year, where we usually stay in hostels. Our main trip away is over the Easter weekend, previous trips have included Scotland, Wales, Shropshire and the Lake District.
(Please note that for weekends away you need to be a member of the Ramblers for insurance purposes)
What do I need to bring on a walk?
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear, also bring a packed lunch and enough water. Please see our recommended kit list.
If you have medication such as EpiPen/inhalers or medical conditions that may affect you during the walks, please let the walk leader know.
What if the weather is bad?
We walk in all kinds of weather, so you should always be prepared and have appropriate kit with you. Just because it is sunny at the start doesn't mean it will stay sunny all day. In extreme conditions, or where there is a risk of flooding, leaders may change the route to a shorter or easier route, but we will always try to walk if we can. Please keep an eye on Facebook or the website in case of changes.
I don't have a car, can I have a lift?
Check on the walk page to see if any public transport options are available. Otherwise please use the Facebook event page to ask if anyone is able to offer a lift.
If someone does offer you a lift, make sure you know where you are meeting them and get there on time. If you have to cancel, or are running late, let them know as soon as you can.
Even if you do have a car, you may want to car share as it's cheaper, better for the environment, and some of the places have limited parking.
How do I find out about walks and events?
- If you come back to this website, we'll list the next few events on the home page, and you can check out the full walks and events diary.
- Join our mailing list for emails about all walks and other events
- Join our Facebook group and get invitations to walks and other events (please note that on some events advance booking is required).
Can I bring a dog?
In general, dogs are allowed, but unless the walk description specifically says this, please check with the walk leader in advance.
Dogs must be well behaved and walk on a lead where appropriate. Many of our walks go through fields with livestock or cross busy roads. Remember that there may be some people on the walk who don't like or are afraid of dogs - be sensitive to this.
Don't forget that dogs may need extra water on the walk, especially on a hot day, and there might not be any streams or ponds for them to drink from. Dogs may also need to be helped over gates and stiles, as we can't guarantee that they will all be dog-friendly.
Can I bring my children?
In general, we're sorry but we don't allow children on our walks. This is a group aimed at people in their 20s and 30s, older teenagers who are sufficiently mature and self-sufficient are welcome to join us.
Any more questions?
If you've got a question that isn't answered here, please do ask us, and we will do our best to help.