Welcome to the website of the St Francis of Assisi Catholic Ramblers Club. The club has a walk every weekend, mainly on Sunday but occasionally on Saturday or Monday Bank Holidays.  All walks begin from a railway station and take place whatever the weather. So you need to always carry some rain gear with you and make sure to wear strong walking boots which provide a grip in muddy conditions. 


There is no need to book, just turn up at the station notified on the programme and make sure to allow time to queue at the ticket office - this appplies especially now in summer time and most especially at Victoria and Waterloo where there can be long queues of people heading to the south coast resorts.


Details of the last two walks on the Spring Programme (on Saturday 27 May and Bank Holiday Monday 29 May 2017 as well as the first walk on the Summer Programme on Saturday 3 June) are as follows: 


SATURDAY 27th MAY   Leader: Angela Shardlow    Explorer map 120

Meet      : Victoria 0910 for 0936 train to Chichester (arr 1104).

                 Change for 1114 train Bosham (arr 1120)

Lunch    :Anchor Bleu, Bosham. Other eating places available.

Tea        : Chichester.

Distance :7 level miles returning by bus from Chidham.

Fare       : £19.55 CDR Bosham with NSE discount plus bus fare £3.20.


MONDAY 29TH MAY   Leaders: Virginia and Roger Yelland

 Landranger map 167

Meet      :         Liverpool Street 0905 for 0928 train to Broxbourne (arr 0953).

                         Train also calls Tottenham Hale 0940 (Victoria Line Zone 3) .

Lunch    :        The Moorhen, Burnt Mill  

Tea        :         Queens Head, Sawbridgeworth.

Distance :      17-18 flat miles, returning from Bishops Stortford.

Fare       :         £10.45 cdr Bishops Stortford with NSE discount.  

                        Ramblers can return from Sawbridgeworth which is 4 miles short Bishops                                 Stortford


Saturday 3rd June      (Explorer map 192)            Leader: Robert Slater


Meet:   Euston 0850 for 0913 train to Bletchley (arr.0949).
 Change there for 1001 (plat. 6) to Ridgmont ( arr.1019).

Lunch: Woburn. Good selection pubs and restaurants. Picnic in the village  if you wish.

Tea:     The Rose & Crown, Ridgmont.

Distance:  10 miles returning from Ridgmont.

Fare:    £15.25 CDR Ridgmont with Network card.

We shall be crossing Woburn Safari Park and Deer Park. Expect to see various exotic animals - does that include ramblers??!!.

Safari ranger Robert will meet intrepid walkers at Ridgmont. 


The full Spring 2017 Programme can be seen by clicking on the "Current Programme" tab or the "Spring Programme 2017" tab at the top or down the right hand side of your screen.


You can also now see the Summer Programme by clicking on the "Summer Programme" tab. Previous programmes can be seen in the Programme Archive


Future Events


Arundel and Brighton Ecumenical Walking Pilgrimage


(Saturday 30th August 2017) 


The A & B Walking Pilgrimage this year will be in North Wales.


Two of the walks will again be led by Francis  and Maurice.


More info. as it comes available from the pilgrim website: www.thepilgrims.org.uk  


For more information about the club click on one of the tabs across the top or down the right hand side of your screen (you can see 12 page names down the right but at the top of your screen you need to scroll across to the right  to see the full list). Many pages on the main menu will have links to other pages so you can access over 200 pages of information in total.


If you feel like going on a ramble you can just turn up at the station indicated, look up the club members near the ticket office at least ten minutes before the departure time and be sure of a warm welcome. If by chance you do not spot the ramblers then board the advertised train and they will be easier to recognise at the destination from where the ramble will begin. 

Occasional Mid-Week Walks


Those members who would like to do walks which involve less mileage than

any of the programme walks should contact Dorothy Hickman who sometimes does country walks, particularly around the Redhill/Reigate area. She can be contacted by e mail at:  mhickman@waitrose.com 


If you would like to sample the flavour of past walks you might have a look at the members' photos page.  There you can browse through over 11,500 photographs including some taken on Many walks in 2016 and so far in 2017.