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Ramblers Roadshow - Northamptonshire

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Ramblers Roadshow - Northamptonshire

Last year over 400 of you attended Ramblers Roadshows across GB. They are an opportunity to learn new skills or brush up your knowledge in workshops such as Rights of Way, navigation and leading walks. You’ll also find out more about our vision and plan and how you play a part in delivering it. The day is absolutely free for volunteers or those who are interested in volunteering with the Ramblers.

Whether you're just getting involved or a regular volunteer with the Ramblers you'll find a workshop for you. You can find out more details about the days and book your space on our event booking page.

On the day you'll have the chance to take part in a varied programme with a number of workshops available in the morning and afternoon or all day.

We'll be running the following workshops:


All Day Workshops:

Walk Leadership Induction - The course will cover the ethos behind being a Ramblers walk leader and the practicalities, legal requirements, ideas and some skills needed for planning and leading a walk. Some of the day will be based in the training room and some of it out walking. By the end of this training walk leaders will have a greater understanding of what makes a good walk and how to go about delivering this, linking this knowledge to Ramblers guidelines, best practice and will be able to lead a Ramblers walk with increased confidence.

Treasurer Training - This workshop is for anyone who is undertaking the role of area or group treasurer or about to take the role on. It will provide an opportunity to discuss any questions you have about your role, meet others who hold the role of treasurer and build the knowledge you'll need to undertake this critical role. The day will look at the systems and process used and will be led by the Ramblers finance team.


Morning workshops:

Rights of Way the Basics - This workshop is aimed at anyone who is involved in our Rights of Way work or would like to know more. It is an introduction and overview of the law relating to Rights of Way and access. It covers some of the most common questions we get asked about public footpaths by members of the public and what you can do to help protct the Network of Footpaths we enjoy in England and Wales.

Using IT to run your group - This workshop is for anyone who regularly uses IT as a part of their role. It will focus on the different online tools that the Ramblers provides and looking at how you might use them to promote and run your group. It will be a chance to ask any questions that you have and discuss your ideas with those in a similar role.


Afternoon Workshops

Navigation - This workshop is designed to give members an introduction to how to navigate using a map and compass. It covers the basics of using a map and compass. Among the techniques covered are; basic map reading, reading contours, grid references, setting a map with a compass and taking a bearing. No prior knowledge of map reading is required for this session – it is designed for beginners and those who want to brush up on their knowledge. Maps and compasses are provided.

Advanced Rights of Way - This workshop is aimed at anyone who is involved in our Rights of Way work and would like to get a more in-depth knowledge on how they can protect the places we love to walk using the legal tools we have. The workshop will build on the knowledge gained in our 'Rights of Way - the basics'.

Using IT to run your group (repeat of the morning workshop) - This workshop is for anyone who regularly uses IT as a part of their role. It will focus on the different online tools that the Ramblers provides and looking at how you might use them to promote and run your group. It will be a chance to ask any questions that you have and discuss your ideas with those in a similar role.


The day will finish with an informal panel discussion over tea and coffee focussing on questions you have as a volunteer.

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