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Hiking is an outdoor activity which consists of walking in natural environments, often on hiking trails. The health benefits of different types of hiking have been confirmed in studies.

The equipment required for hiking depends on the length of the hike, and according to the source. Hikers generally carry water, food, and a map in a backpack.


It is hard to say when walking as a means of hunting and surviving became walking for fun and recreation.

When it comes to historical milestones in Hiking, we would probably have to look at the historical highlights in Mountaineering and the first ascents on mountains like K2, McKinley, and Everest.


Local Clubs/Contacts and Links

  • Bilston Rambling Club

50 Wellington Place, Wednesfield, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 3AB

  • Birmingham – Institute Ramblers

16, Ten Ashes Lane Birmingham, West Midlands, B45 8PE
Tel No: 0121 453 9583
Web Site: Birmingham – Institute Ramblers

  • Birmingham Catholic Rambling Club

Birmingham West Midlands B15 3UG

  • Birmingham Vegetarians & Vegans

Tel No: 0121-353-2442
Shifnall, Shropshire, Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Black Country Walking group

36 Wentworth Park Avenue, Birmingham, West Midlands B17 9QU

  • Castle Bromwich Rambling

Web Site : Castle Bromwich

  • Halesowen Ramblers

Secretary, Ron Baker, 46 Meadowbrook Road, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 1AL
Web Site: Halesowen Ramblers, E-mail:

  • Sandwell Rambling Club

47 Gladys Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 5AW
Tel No: 0121 525 8955
Web Site: Sandwell Rambling

  • South Birmingham Ramblers

18 Northfield Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JH
Tel No: 0121 624 2533

  • Sutton Coldfield Rambling

3 Shenstone Close, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74 4XB
Tel No: 0121 353 0405
Web Site: Sutton Coldfield Rambling Club

  • Walsall Ramblers

West Midlands
Tel No: 01922 863672
Web Site: Walsall Ramblers

  • West Bromwich Ramblers

23, Broomhill Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B43 5LB, Tel No: 0121 358 6591
Web Site: West Bromwich Ramblers

  • West Midlands Walking Group

28 Seymour Close, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 4ER
Tel No: 01299 878904
Web Site: West Midlands Walking Group

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