Rambling fogeys

Max Bowen thinks that there are thousands of "keen walkers" who have earned the right to be president of the Ramblers' Association (Letters, 3 May). Having been a climber, hiker, runner, backpacker, camper and all-round outdoorsy kind of chap for many years, I nearly joined the Ramblers because the appointment of high-profile, intelligent and jolly people such as Janet Street-Porter suggested that the association was taking its image and marketing seriously and that it might not be as fustily fogey-ridden as it had previously appeared. If Mr Bowen is a typical member, however, I shan't bother.

Geoff Pearson
London E3