Weekend Walking Holiday

Join us to explore the British Isles on a weekend away.

Our weekend walking holidays are very popular and book up quickly. You must be a member of the Ramblers to book onto a weekend holiday.

Bookings open at one of our regular pub meets, so to bag yourself a place you need to look out for the opening date and attend the pub meet on that day to book it. You don’t have to attend the pub meet, but bookings are on a first come first served basis and it is quite common for weekends to sell out in a single night.

You can pay by cheque at the time you book the weekend away or by bank transfer. Ask the weekend organiser if you are interested for full details.

The Nottingham & Derby Walking Group is a not for profit organisation and it is run by volunteers, the weekend holidays are extremely good value and we do not make a profit on them, click here for more details.

Upcoming Weekends

  • Sat
    Lochalsh, Scotland

    Lochalsh, Scotland

    Price: £102 (no breakfast)

    Places: 14

    Opens: 8pm on 26 January 2017 at the social at the Victoria, Beeston

    Leader: Rachel Johnson/Phil Bridden

    For those who fancy going a bit further afield, we have booked a hunting lodge in the Scottish Highlands for a week in mid-September.

    Details of the accomodation. There are two double rooms for couples, with the remainder of the places being in twin rooms.

    It’s in a small settlement, with limited facilities, although there is a hotel with a restaurant 15 minutes walk away.

    Lochalsh is one of the Scottish Highlands' best areas for walking, with everything from gentle lochside strolls to Munroe-bagging ridge walks such the Five Sisters of Kintail and the South Glen Shiel Ridge.

    The lodge is 18 miles from the Skye bridge, or 10 miles to the community-run ferry to Skye at Glenlg. Skye has a spectacular landscape with mountains, glens and a rugged coastline, options include the Cuillin Ridge, the dramatic cliffs of the Quirang and the neighbouring Island of Raasay, with its stunning views back to the Cuillins.

    There are options (both walks and sightseeing) in both Lochalsh and Skye to suit everyone.

    This eBrochure covers the area in more detail.

  • Fri


    Price: £48.50 (breakfast included)

    Places: 16

    Opens: 8pm on 22 June 2017 at the June social at The Greyhound, Derby.

    Leader: Phil Bridden

    Staying at the completely refurbished grade 2 listed mansion house which is YHA Stratford-upon-Avon, chocolate box villages, England's history, the arts, Shakespeare and beautiful walks..something for everyone...and just down the road.

  • Thu

    Llangollen, Wales

    Price: £93 (breakfast not included)

    Places: 22

    Opens: 12th October at AGM

    Leader: Rachel Johnson/Phil Bridden – please feel free to volunteer to lead any walks!

    We have exclusive hire of the lovely independent hostel in Llangollen.

    The hostel is in the centre of Llangollen, a “Walkers are Welcome” town on the North Welsh border. The hostel has a log burner to enjoy tea and cakes after a long day’s winter walking. There are high and low level walking options in the surrounding area, with many walks straight from the hostel. Low level walks include the Dee Valley, Llangollen Canal and Offa’s Dyke; high level walks include the Berwyn mountains and the Clwydian range. Snowdonia is about an hour’s drive for mountain options.

    Note that the website says that breakfast is included; however, it isn’t included for exclusive hire of the hostel, so won’t be included for our stay, although we do have complimentary tea and coffee.

    This is a nice guide to the area.

  • Sat
    West Highland Way, Scotland

    Lochalsh, Scotland

    Price: TBC (~£250)

    Places: 10

    Opens: TBC

    Leader: Rachel Johnson

    We have organised a group trip to walk the West Highland Way, 96 miles over 7 days next year. The trip will be over the August bank holiday week (Saturday 25 August to Sunday 2 September) and is for 10 people. Exact price TBC, but around £250, including seven nights accommodation in hostel/B and B (with breakfast included on three mornings) and baggage transfers. Further details later in the year.

Previous Walking Holiday Locations

October AGM

The AGM is nearly upon us (12th Oct, 8pm, Canal House) where a new committee will be elected and this is your chance to contribute to the continued success of NDWG. Have some ideas you’d like to see implemented? Come along and get yourself elected!
In addition:

  • Llangollen New Year opens
  • Hartington Christmas meal opens
  • Raffle for a free place at Hartington Christmas meal, runners up £50 and £25 Cotswold Outdoor vouchers