Colchester Ramblers

Useful Links

National Sites

The Ramblers Association is Britains biggest walking charity. Gives an overview of the charitable aims of the Association and allows you to join up. The site also provides lots of information on walking around the country.
The Natural England organisation aim is to conserve and enhance the natural environment.

UK Youth Hostel Association (YHA) provides budget accomodation and adventure activities.

Direct Gov gives easy access to all of the public services you use. 

Frixo is a road / motorway traffic reporting site giving up to date information as the site gets updated every 3 minutes via feeds from various sources including the government's official Highways Agency site.

Get Walking - are you itching to walk more, but don't know how to get started? Want to explore your area, but stuck for routes? Want to get healthier, without paying expensive gym fees? Well the solution to all these questions (and more!) are literally the click of a button away at the all-new Ramblers Get Walking site; a one stop shop for people who want to work walking into their every day lives.
Campsites lists 700+ camping, touring and glamping sites across the UK, many offering reduced rates for backpackers and cyclists. Our website provides a really high standard of information about each park too, including good quality photography.
My Open Country My Open Country is a 2 person campaign to try and get more people excited about the outdoors and wilderness. We believe life wasn't meant to be lived behind a computer screen so we've pulled together as much information as we can into one site, so you can spend less time planning and more time doing...

Walking Holidays

Ramblers Holidays organise walking holidays around with world. A number of walkers in the group have been on numerous walking holidays so don't be afraid to ask around.

Maps and Guides

The Ordnance Survey organisation is Britain's national mapping agency.

Multimap provides worldwide map search, routing and travel directions.

Streetmap provides Great Britain street mapping services.

Stanfords sell maps and travel guides. 


Cotswold Outdoor provide Outdoor Clothing and Camping equipment.

Field and Trek is another online store selling camping and outdoor equipment and clothing.

Go Outdoors a leading outdoor clothing and equipment retailer.

Silverfox Travel & Outdoors online store that specialises in gear for the great outdoors and travelling.
Barbeque and BBQ Safety - a resource that covers the prevention of fire hazards that can arise in outdoor barbeque and campfire situations 


Car Free Walks is a resource for people who love walking but want to reduce their impact on the environment. Offering easy-to-use guides for walks throughout the UK that are accessible via public transport, with all walks submitted and reviewed by users.

Walking In England is a huge walks resource with free downloadable walk descriptions, walk books, walking groups etc.

Walking World has almost 5000 walk guides from all over the country. You'll need to subscribe to access the full walk details, but this less than £20 per year.

Railway Walks for Walks around the Ipswich to Cambridge railway lines.

Railway Walks for more railway walks along the East Suffolk line between Ipswich and Lowestoft.

Happy Hiker is a new website with the aim of helping fellow hikers by providing free easy to understand walking routes in both text and GPS downloadable formats together with general walking advice.

Essex Walks lists rural walks in the Essex countryside.

France Hikes is a great French website that contains over 10,000 km of walks. The map of walks per region here. The website is in French, but Chrome users get the option to translate into English.

Essex Links

The Colchester Borough Council website details all of the services provided by the council. 

Essex County Council website brings together all of the services that the council provide.

Essex Area Ramblers details all the Ramblers news from the Essex Area. You can sign up for the Monthly EAU Update here.

Walking in Essex is a personal website from John Harris and details many walks around the county. 

Essex Pub Walks is a direcory of pub walks in the county.
Essex Campsites is a directory of campsites in Essex

Colchester Links

En-form is the Colchester Environmental Information Centre, acting as a focal point for gathering and exchanging information on the environment. 
Sunday, December 16, 2018