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. 


When going on a walk 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 particularly at Victoria and Waterloo in summer time when there could be long queues of people heading to the south coast.. 


Details of the next three walks (the final two walks on the Spring Programme and the first walk on the Summer Programme)  are shown below.


Saturday 25th May            Leader: John Burbage OS Landranger map 187

Meet        : Victoria 0905 for the 0925 train to Boxhill & Westhumble (arr.

                   1019) Also train from Waterloo 0924 arriving 1011
Lunch     : Royal Oak, Brockham. Pub provides a good range of mains

                  including small dishes and bar snacks. Local facilities available

                  for those with sandwiches
Tea          : National Trust Centre, Box Hill
Distance : 12 hilly miles. Some steep sections
Fare         : Boxhill & Westhumble CDR £7.25 with railcards Freedom

                   Pass/60+/Oyster holders extension £3.15 from Zone 6

John will join train en-route

Monday 27th May - Bank Holiday Leaders: Lizzy Cripps and Antoinette Adkins
Meet      : 1000 prompt start Blackhorse Road (Victoria Line and Overground 

                 – Barking - Gospel line) visiting Walthamstow Wetlands
Coffee    : Heritage Centre
Lunch     : Picnic only
Tea          : Walthamstow. Pubs and other eateries for hot food.
Distance : 8.5 miles returning from Walthamstow
Fare         : Oyster/Freedom Pass/Travelcard options


Saturday 1st June           Leader: Tom Gilmartin (Explorer maps 146 & 161)
Meet: Victoria 0845 for 0909 train to East Croydon (arr. 0926)
Lunch: The Bull, Chelsham Common
Tea: Let’s see
Distance: 11 miles returning from Woldingham
Fare: Oyster/Freedom Pass/60+Oyster options plus £1.60 single Woldingham to Upper Warlingham with railcards. PAYG Oyster will have to buy a single to their nearest Station for tapping in – up to £6.00 (Victoria) with railcards
Tom will meet the ramblers at East Croydon


Full details of the Spring programme can be seen by clicking HERE or on the Spring Programme tab or the Current Programme tab at the top or down the right hand side of your screen. The Summer programme is also now available and can be seen by clicking HERE or on the Summer Programme tab at the top or down the right hand side of your screen.


Those who missed any of the thirteen walks so far on the Spring Programme can see photographs taken on ten of them by clicking on the date below or on the appropriate link on the programme page. Particularly impressive are the bluebell displays photographed by Antoinette on the Wendover walk on 28th April:  


John Sealy's Wandle Walk on Sunday 12 May 2019


Robert Slater's Welwyn Garden City Walk on Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2019 


Roger Yelland's Wendover Walk on Sunday 28 April 2019


Maurice Hickman's Walk to the Good Friday Service at Worth Abbey on 19 April 2019


Kevin McNamara's Walk from Richmond to Hampton Court on Saturday 13 April 2019


Maria Vaz' Chorleywood Walk on Sunday 7 April 2019


Antoinette Adkins' and Lizzie Cripps' Walk from Twyford 0n Sunday 17 March 2019


Maurice Hickman's Caterham Ramble on Saturday 9 March 2019.


Tom Gilmarrtin's Grove Park Walk on Sunday 3 March 2019


You will note that none of the walks in May this year will be on Sunday. Two walks are on Monday Bank Holidays and the others in May will be on Saturdays. 


Previous programmes can be seen in the Programme Archive which now extends back to Winter 1983 - 84, most recent programmes first. 


Ron Scott RIP: On 6 March we were saddened to receive a message by e mail from our Secretary, Maurice Hickman, saying that sadly Ron Scott passed  away on Monday 18th of February. I have attempted to do justice to Ron's memory with a short obituary which can be seen by clicking HERE

Special Announcement


The Committee has approved the Club signing up to The Walking Partnership, a subsidiary of  Ramblers Worldwide Holidays which in turn is part of the Ramblers Association. They will pay the club between £10 and £30 for each member who travels with Ramblers Holidays, Chapters, Adagio etc.

The only condition is that we put a hyperlink on our website to The Walking Partnership/RWH Travel Limited. So click on the following link to see what it's all about.