When are the BBC Countryfile Rambles taking place?
This year’s Countryfile Ramble for Children in Need is taking place in October 2019. We will update this page when we have more information.
The ramble will include a number of walks led by Countryfile presenters, but people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to go on their own rambles to help raise money for BBC Children in Need.
Our Countryfile Ramble guide, explains how to apply for a presenter led Ramble, plus find a selection of routes to help you plan your own walk.
How to join a BBC Countryfile presenter Ramble
Join thousands of people donning their walking boots to make a difference this autumn.
You can get involved with one of the TV show presenter Rambles by applying to join a walk. Alternatively, find out how to organise your own ramble we’ve got all the advice and resources you need!
Apply to join a Countryfile presenter led Ramble for Children in Need – or organise your own! Credit: BBC Images
The Countryfile presenters are leading the way on rambles of their own, joined by viewers and some inspirational youngsters who’ve benefited from Children in Need funding. But it’s intrepid public who are the real power behind the ramble and the TV Show is encouraging as many people as possible to join us by putting on their own sponsored rambles this same weekend.
Ellie Harrison, Anita Rani, Adam Henson, John Craven, and Steve Brown will each lead very special Rambles with a range of difficulties to suit everyone… from the very easy walk with Ellie Harrison to the more challenging hike with Anita Rani. These Rambles will take place across the UK and will showcase some of the best British landscapes from city scene to mountain views; country park to dark skies and will be filmed as part of a Countryfile Special to be shown later in the year.
Our step-by-step guide to organising your own ramble
1. Plot your route
We’re excited to hear about all the weird and wonderful routes you choose to take son don’t forget to tell us where you’re going via our social media channels. If you’re short of ideas, check out our walks section to find routes near you, or look for a range of our recent walks on Ordnance Survey. Alternatively, get the OS app and search “BBC Countryfile Magazine” for our full list of walks.
2. Recruit your ramblers
Good company turns a regular walk into a great walk, so bring along friends, family, pets and the rest. What will entice them to take part? Think cake at the half way point, a spectacular view or a pub stop along the way.
3. Start fundraising
Don’t forget to get your friends and family to donate to Children in Need, which raises money every year to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Donations of all amounts are welcome. £20 means a 10 year old girl who normally looks after her sick mum and little sister can take a break at a summer play scheme and have fun with friends. More information and fundraising forms are available here.
Grab your walking boots and snacks and a drink and head to the hills for your ramble. Make sure you pack a picnic and plenty to drink, plus warm and wet-weather gear for the changeable British weather.
5. Photograph and video your rambles
Whether it’s the tale of your adventure or a picture of your muddy pup, we’d love to hear about your rambles. Make sure to use #CiNRamble in your social posts!
Where to walk
Explore the great British countryside on foot by searching for walking routes and trails: www.countryfile.com/walks
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Enjoy glorious views from the summit of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, Monmouthshire/Credit: Getty
In its relatively modest 596m, the summit of Sugar Loaf in the Brecon Beacons National Park encompasses much that is magical about mountains, hills and woodland – explore this wonderful Welsh peak with a five-mile circular walk
Sedbergh sits beneath the Howgill Fells in the Yorkshire Dales ©Getty
This challenging walk in the north-western corner of the Yorkshire Dales begins in the village of Sedbergh and climbs into Howgill Fells – take a break on The Calf, with staggering views west over the Cumbria landscape and east over North Yorkshire
The view across the Afon Glaslyn river to Cnicht and the Moelwynion mountains, Snowdonia ©Alamy
Venture into the Moelwynion mountain range in Wales, climbing through a prehistoric landscape to the pyramidal zenith of mighty Cnicht