Ramblers keep on striding out

Members of the Kettering and District Rambling Club celebrated its 75th anniversary with a hike on Saturday

Members of the Kettering and District Rambling Club celebrated its 75th anniversary with a hike on Saturday

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Ramblers have celebrated 75 years of walking together as part of a county club.

Members of the Kettering and District Rambling Club walked from Brigstock to Geddington on Saturday for its anniversary.

The group has three sections of varying difficulty but members from each came together to mark its 75th year.

Club chairman John Andrew said: “In total we have 126 members but the most we get for each session is in the thirties.

“I’ve only been chairman for two weeks but I’ve been a member for three years.

“My time as chairman has been excellent so far, I’m just getting into the swing of things.

“I want to continue the success of the club as it is quite well attended.”

The club is split into three sections: the strollers, the midweek group and the Saturday group.

The strollers is made up of elderly people and walk about three miles every week, the midweek group walks up to six miles on a Thursday and the Saturday group walks up to 12 miles.

Mr Andrew added: “On Saturday we set off from Brigstock towards Stanion and then down to Geddington.

“We picked up the strollers in Geddington Chase and they walked back with us as a full group.

“We had lunch at the White Hart and the long distance walkers went back to Brigstock again via a different route.”

Membership of the rambling club costs £5 for the year and there is a goodwill collection each week, with that money donated to charity.

Last year saw £200 each raised for the Meningitis Trust and Help for Heroes.

KETTERING AND DISTRICT RAMBLING CLUB