More About Us
Red Rope is a national hillwalking/outdoors group with lots of regional groups around the country. Our group (Warwickshire) is small, with about ten active members, and we are keen to welcome others.
At the moment most of us are over 50’s, and we’re a sociable and welcoming bunch of people (I joined a couple of years ago, and I found the group very friendly). There is one member who brings their well-behaved dog along.
Activities vary – we organise at least one day walk a month usually to a moderately hilly area such as the Cotswolds or Worcestershire. In the summer time we have evening walks in the local countryside. We go away for weekends several times a year and if you join you can go on any other Red Rope weekend trip. We have members in Coventry, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Solihull – we often link up with members in the Birmingham & West Midlands area.
There is a local mailing list to advertise our upcoming walks – please contact us if you’d like to be added.
Things you might want to know
- You don’t need to be an experienced “outdoor type” to join, just enthusiastic – and we welcome ‘beginners’.
- Red Rope is particularly encouraging to women walkers and has family-friendly and environment-friendly policies.
- Trips and membership charges are scaled according to your income.
- On trips, we share catering and transport, which keeps the cost down, and makes it sociable.
- Red Rope is affiliated to the British Mountaineering Council, the Ramblers Association
and the Open Spaces Society.
- The club also campaigns on issues affecting outdoor activities, such as access to the countryside.