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Ramblers in London get up to lots of activities. Check out the individual groups' sites to see what they are up to.

You can see some of what we're up to on Twitter on the side of this page and the articles, below give a bit more detail about what's been going on or is planned in Inner London Area.

The Ramblers in Inner London welcomes the publication of the Mayor's transport strategy, which is available here.

Ramblers was one of 476 stakeholders who responded to the draft strategy consultation - there were also 6,110 responses from members of the public, doubtless including many of our members. Respondees were broadly supportive of the Healthy Streets approach and for the central aim for 80% of all trips in London to be made on foot, by cycle or using public transport by 2041.

We are particularly pleased to see that the published strategy includes, under Proposal 4, "The Mayor, through TfL and the boroughs, and working with other stakeholders, will protect, improve and promote the Walk London network and create new leisure walking routes" and we look forward to working with the Mayor's team to achieve this.

 

TfL this week released the results of the consultation into a new river crossing between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf. 85% of respondees favoured a navigable bridge, with the northern alignment linking Rotherhithe to Westferry Circus receiving the strongest support of the three options.

Ramblers in Inner London Area was one of 47 stakeholders who responded to TfL's consultation - and doubtless many of our members were among the 6,094 individual responses.

TfL is now analysing the reponses and carrying out further development work on the project - and will publish their response to issues raised in the summer, along with a further update on the project.

Do you live or work in the City of London, or regularly walk through it? If so, please help us to improve walking in the City by having your say in this quick survey.  The survey closes on April 3rd.

There's also a series of drop-in sessions which people who walk in the City can attend to share their views on how improvements can be made to walking. They run from late February through March at different locations handy for those who work in the City.

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This is the annual report for the Ramblers' Inner London Area that was presented to the Area's Annual General Meeting on Saturday 3rd of February 2018.

Inner London Area Annual Report 2016-17

Click here for a printable (PDF) version of the report.

We're pleased to announce two more dates for our popular walk leader training in March and May 2018.

The training is a great way for both aspiring and experienced leaders to boost their confidence and improve their skills, and help ensure we can maintain and improve our group walks programmes.

Join us on a free (to Ramblers members) walk leader training day organised by Inner London Ramblers – a great way to boost your confidence and improve your skills. 

The forthcoming one-day events will be led by Des de Moor, an experienced leader who runs an extremely popular short walks with Blackheath Ramblers and London Strollers. They’ll cover:

  • Choosing an appropriate route
  • Qualities of a good walk leader
  • Managing a group
  • What to do before, during and after the walk
  • Dealing with incidents

Note that the course focuses on group management and walks in easy terrain, including urban areas. It doesn’t cover technical navigation skills or challenging walks in upland areas.

Saturdays 11:00-16:30 hrs:         

17 March 2018
19 May 2018

Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford Street, London SE1 0SU. This central location is close to the Thames Path and on National Cycle Network route 4. Southwark Tube is a short walk away and London Bridge and Waterloo stations not that much further.

Courses are open to all Ramblers members, regardless of your group, and are free, subject to availability.

Lunch isn’t provided, so bring a packed lunch or there are shops and cafés nearby. Bring outdoor clothing and comfortable footwear as the day includes a short demonstration walk.

Advance booking is essential. Book online here or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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