About Morley Ramblers
Morley College Rambling Club was founded more than one hundred years ago. In 1912, when we began, the club provided a chance to escape from the slums of Lambeth and into the countryside. Escaping to the country, even for a day, is equally welcome today.
The Club is attached to Morley College London, but is open to all who wish to join a small friendly walking club. We are also affiliated to The Ramblers and to HF Holidays.
The Club organises weekly walks (usually on a Saturday). The walks are up to about ten miles long, starting and ending at a train station (or perhaps a bus stop) and ideally stopping at a pub or cafe in the middle of the day, but occasionally we eat a picnic somewhere in the middle of the countryside.
The leader has discretion to permit older children, provided they are accompanied by an adult who takes full responsibility. The leader must be consulted beforehand. Dogs are not allowed on Morley walks
Besides our regular programme of walks, we also run some social events, most notably the Christmas Lunch, and a Photographic Competition. The Christmas Lunch usually involves a short morning walk to a country pub where we have pre-booked a special Christmas menu. The Photographic Competition is open to all members and entries are judged by someone independent from the club (our thanks to our most recent judge, Niki Sianni, Tutor and Manager of the Morley College Photography Department). At our annual Photographic Competition Social (held at Morley College) we get to see all the entries and hear the judge’s verdict on the winners, accompanied by refreshments and some chat.
The annual holiday is one of the highlights of the year, especially so in 2020 when we managed a five-day break in the Peak District in the gap between two lockdowns. Other recent holidays include a trip to Northumbria in 2021.
In 2012 we published a book celebrating our history: Morley College Rambling Club, the first one hundred years. It is available for £8, plus £2 p&p. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Below is a selection of images from the book. And for photos from our centenary celebrations, see here.