Ramblers celebrate landmark walk

MEMBERS of a popular walking club put their best feet forward at the weekend when they took part in a landmark walk around a Suffolk town. The Bury St Edmunds branch of the Ramblers' Association gathered at the town's Abbey Gardens to celebrate the club's 50,000 entry on its on-line walk finder, which was posted on the website by a Bury member earlier this month.

MEMBERS of a popular walking club put their best feet forward at the weekend when they took part in a landmark walk around a Suffolk town.

The Bury St Edmunds branch of the Ramblers' Association gathered at the town's Abbey Gardens to celebrate the club's 50,000 entry on its on-line walk finder, which was posted on the website by a Bury member earlier this month.

And after raising a glass on Saturday, the group embarked on the milestone walk, which took them through four leisurely miles of Suffolk countryside.

Ramblers' Association spokeswoman, Ruth Wembridge, said: “Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors with a walk in the beautiful Suffolk Countryside.


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“There are thousands of miles of paths and breath-taking scenery on our doorsteps, and the Ramblers' Association Group Walks Finder is the key to exploring them in the safety of a walking group.”

The walk finder, which lists forthcoming events organised by Ramblers' Association volunteers, was launched in 2003 to make the great outdoors more accessible.

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Since then, groups up and down the country have walked a total of 390,000 miles between them - the equivalent of one-and-a-half times around the world.

For information on the Ramblers' Association, or on forthcoming walks, visit www.ramblers.org.uk/walksfinder.

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