Welcome to The Ramblers - Surrey Area

Autumn, Reigate Heath

Surrey is a great place to go walking. The most wooded county in England offers some of South East England's most beautiful and accessible countryside.

There are seventeen Ramblers' groups in Surrey Area, which covers part of South and South West London as well as the county. Each group organises two or more walks every week. A group walk is a great way to get some exercise in a sociable atmosphere. You're welcome to attend up to three walks before joining the Ramblers. As a member, you can walk with any UK group, receive discounts at outdoor shops, and help Ramblers defend and grow Britain's unique rights of way network. 

News and Events

Army vehicle

An agreement between the MOD Defence Infrastructure Organisation and the Ramblers has been signed.  It clarifies the applicability of Military Lands Byelaws to Ramblers' led walks.  Walk leaders are strongly encouraged to read the agreement before plannng a walk on these lands, particularly if the intention is to meet at a military car park.  It is suggested that walk leaders carry a copy with them on the walk. Both the agreement and a link to the byelaws are in the members' area under "Other Documents".

We need a volunteer to succeed George Seaborn as Local Footpath Secretary in the northern half of Reigate & Banstead Borough, covering Banstead, Chipstead, Kingswood, Tadworth, and Walton-on-the Hill. If you are interested in talking about the role or applying for this post,  please contact Rodney Whittaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Membership figures for September 2014, and a new annual chart.



Some ten years ago the National Trust closed the access off the Busbridge – Thorncombe Street footpath into the Arboretum and along the lower lake (now the wetlands), that joined with the still open public right of way running north – south through the arboretum. If you have walked this route in the past, please provide a witness statement to help our claim to re-establish the route as a right of way.  More info...

Farnham Course: Saturday 1 November. Open to all Surrey members. The course runs from 0930 to 1600.  Transport can be arranged from the station if required. To apply, please use the application form in the members area. For further details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Surrey Area Diary

Leader Training Course
1 Nov 2014 9:30am

Area Council
10 Jan 2015 2:00pm

Surrey Area AGM
7 Feb 2015 2:00pm

Directions to East Horsley Village Hall

Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking