The Ulster Federation of Rambling Clubs is recognised by Sport NI as the Governing Body for recreational walking in Northern Ireland – this means that it speaks for all those engaged in walking for recreation – hill walking, rambling and ‘dandering’. UFRC has no paid staff or premises, being organised entirely by committed volunteers who are themselves active walkers. It has 35 Affiliated clubs representing approximately 2000 people. Recreational walking is a rapidly growing activity with associated health and social benefits. Members appreciate and value highly the permission to walk on land and agree to act responsibly at all times.