Welcome to the Downs and Weald Rambling Group (DWRG)

Upcoming Walk Details and DWRG Information:

  • *** Please note that Sue’s walk in the South Downs this Sunday 16th September has been postponed to a later date. ***
  • Charges for parking at Newlands Corner along with some of the other Countryside Estate car parks, including Norbury Park are being introduced. More details here.
  • Members for full details of the walking programme please log on to the ‘Members’ page of the website or head directly to the programme here.
  • Non-members If you have not walked with us before and would like to see if our club is for you, you are welcome to join us on a walk before you join.
  • You can apply to join the DWRG for £5 per annum. See the ‘Join up’ section of the website.  If you have any questions before you join, please contact Bev, our Membership Secretary, using this Membership Enquiry Form. On the form please ensure that you provide sufficient details to enable Bev to get back to you.

DWRG is an independent rambling and hill walking group aimed at people in their 40’s and upwards, but we have no age restrictions. We encourage others to enjoy walking and you can become a member of this club for just £5 per year which entitles you to come on any of our walks. We usually have a day walk every Sunday (typically with a pub lunch) and evening walks on summer Friday evenings (May to September). Our walks are mostly in the Surrey, Sussex and Kent area, although occasionally we venture further afield.

DWRG covers all its expenses, including providing public liability insurance, through the annual £5 per person membership fee, which is a lot less than many other clubs!  You will see some great countryside and we stop for a pub lunch on Sundays to refresh for the afternoon walk.  Be tempted to join us, we are recruiting right now.  Our most popular activities are:

Sunday Walks – full day walks, over distances of 8 to 12 miles. Some are “figures of eight”, making it easy to walk just the morning or the afternoon. We almost always stop for a pub lunch and a drink, or you can bring a picnic if you prefer to eat outside. Group size averages 8 to 15 people.

Weekend / Bank Holiday Trips in the UK– for coastal, moorland and mountain walking, using a variety of accommodation.

Friday Evening Walks from May to early September we go out for short evening walks to a country pub.

Please take time to look around our site. It is being developed as a home for all our photos and discussions. If you are interested in joining, it only takes a few minutes to complete an online application. Our membership secretary has created a How to Join page for you. Please also check out the Frequently Asked Questions.