About Us

Our group was founded in September 1963, in the early years we were known as the “South East London and Kent Group - part of the Southern Area of the Ramblers’ Association”.

In 1971 the group became formally known as North West Kent (NWK) Group of the Ramblers organisation.

Most of our members come from London Borough of Bexley. We also have many members from Greenwich, Bromley and Kent.

Go to our download page for a brief history of NWK published on the Group's  50th anniversary;
written by Stuart Booth - our current Chairman.

Where We Walk
Areas we walk are Kent, Surrey, Sussex and sometimes in Essex. We also lead walks in London including outer boroughs. 

Type of Walks We Offer
Walks to suit different needs and abilities. 
All our walks are led by experienced voluntary leaders. 

We provide walks every Wednesday and some Week-Ends
Half day walks are either Morning or Afternoon and they are about 4 to 5 miles at an easy and steady pace.
Whole day: Short walks are 6 to 8 miles at a more relaxing pace; Medium walks are 7 to 9 miles at a steady pace and Long walks are 10 to 12 miles at a moderate to faster pace. 

Whole day walks include a lunch break at the half way stage, when we can socialise and enjoy refreshments in a pub or picnic nearby. 

Come and Join Us

We are a very friendly group who welcome people of all ages. Feel free to have a few trial walks with us. 
Then join the “Ramblers” and ask to be allocated to NWK or another local Group. An annual membership subscription applies - check current rates at www.ramblers.org.uk                                                                                          
Joining a walking group is one of the best ways to become more active. Being part of a walking group encourages and motivates you to show up for walks regularly. It is also a great way to make friends, support each other in other life issues, and exercise safely.


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