"The Ramblers offer a programme of walks on Monday mornings all year around, including during the REC holiday periods. Every Monday there are two 5-mile walks, and alternately a 3 or 4 mile walk, with occasional longer walks. Walks usually start and end at a pub within a 20-mile radius of Bedford, and we encourage members to stay for lunch, or at least a drink. The walks are very sociable and are an excellent way to make new friends. Occasionally there are walks in London and other special interest walks such as birdwatching and geology. There is also an annual day trip further afield with a variety of walks, for all ages and abilities, and an annual walking holiday. All this is organised by members and we appreciate any input or new ideas. If you are renewing your Ramblers’ membership, please do so at the same time as renewing your subscription to the REC and simply add the Ramblers. If you wish to join the Ramblers as a new member, please enrol through the REC as for any other course. You will then need to contact the Membership Secretary, Nicola Howard, at Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on 01234 312066 for details of forthcoming walks. Alternatively, please contact the Secretary, Carolyn McFarlland at email@example.com, or by phone on 07796 811185. Please note that if you are joining the REC for the first time, your REC membership will start on 1st September. Annual subscription £3 (plus REC membership) "