Dudley Ramblers



NEW MAPS have recently been bought to complete the set of O.S. Explorer maps covering a 40-50 mile radius of Dudley.

Our maps have recently been up-graded to the modern orange Explorers.

Should you wish to borrow a map, we do have all the local maps now and they are available in the new modern edition.

The list of new maps is below.

Whilst some of us use GPS and other means of tracking and planning our walks, it was still felt at the committee meeting that a one off investment to update the maps covering places local to us would be appropriate. We already have maps that cover the remaining areas within a 40-50 mile radius of Dudley.

Please phone me if you require a map on 01384 394094, or email me on christinacoo@yahoo.co.uk and let me know so that I can arrange for you to borrow one.

Dudley Ramblers keeps other O.S. maps covering more distant areas of England & Wales.  Some maps are in the latest editions, most are yellow Explorers.  However, it is always worth enquiring to see if a map is in one of the 5 boxes if you are off on holiday or planning a walk that is further afield.


179 – Gloucester, Cheltenham & Stroud *

OL14 – Wye Valley *

189 – Hereford & Ross on Wye  190 – Malvern Hills & Bredon Hill

201 – Knighton & Presteigne   202 – Leominster & Bromyard

203 – Ludlow     204 – Worcester & Droitwich

205 – Stratford & Evesham   206 – Edge Hill & Fenny Compton

216 – Welshpool & Montgomery  217 – Long Mynd

218 – Kidderminster & Wyre Forest  219 – Wolverhampton

220 – Birmingham    222 – Rugby & Daventry

240 – Oswestry    241 – Shrewsbury

242 – Telford & Ironbridge   243 – Market Drayton

244 – Cannock Chase & Chasewater  Exp6 – Cannock Chase

245 – The National Forest & Burton on Trent

257 – Crewe & Nantwich   258 – Stoke on Trent

259 – Derby     OL24 – White Peak

Don’t forget that if you don’t use the internet or library, or find yourself short on ideas for a walk, we have a number of books, and a full folder of pre-prepared walks to use.

Maps marked * are borderline 40-50 mile radius of Dudley.  A note regarding some of the maps is that, although the main city or town of the map may be within a 50 mile radius, the outlying area does go beyond this limit.

Above all though, have fun planning your walks.                             



                                   Summer 2021 Newsletter


Hello all

Well…., we’re nearly there, but not quite.  As I write this, the news has been announced that the lifting of Covid restrictions has been delayed until July. Whether this is a good thing or not is open for debate, as different people have different opinions.  What it means for our club, is that the AGM will have to be delayed yet again. I was hoping that it would take place in the latter half of August.  Now, as the situation stands at the moment, it will be the latter half of September.  This is reliant on restrictions being lifted for large groups to meet indoors.  We will have to wait to see what happens in July.  Fingers crossed.  Please don’t forget that a new committee will be required to be voted in.

As noted in the last newsletter, the meeting point for all walks, beginning from 4 July, will revert back to the car park adjacent to the Magistrates Court in Dudley.  If club members do go to the walk start instead of Dudley, and the walk has been cancelled or changed, there is a possibility of not being aware of this.  If there is a change or cancellation, the walk leader, or designated other, will be at the car park in Dudley at the time stated on the programme to advise.  I’m aware that not everyone is in agreeance with this, and they would rather go straight to the start point of a walk, but this forms part of the Club Rules.  Point A6 states: ‘The meeting point for all walks is the nominated car park in Dudley’.

The formalities over, I hope that everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather that we’re having at the moment.  Our holidays can’t be taken overseas, but there are many lovely places within the UK to visit, and some very close to home.  I recently spent a weekend in Birmingham, just 6 miles from home!  Not everyone’s idea of a great place to spend a lot of time in, but I’m a city girl as much as a country girl.  At least we can all meet to go walking together, which is, after all, why we are Dudley Ramblers.

Stay happy everyone.


  Marie – Club Chair/Secretary