Welcome to the website of the St Francis of Assisi Catholic Ramblers Club and we wish you a happy Christmas and New Year 2018. 


 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 - this applies especially 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 next two walks on Sunday 22 July and Saturday 28 July 2018 are as follows:


Sunday 22nd July                                         Leader: Maurice Hickman (Explorer Map 123)

Meet: Victoria 0915 for 0946 train to Eastbourne (arr. 1110)

Lunch: Tiger Inn, East Dean

Tea: Birling Gap (opportunity for swim here if weather fine)

Distance: 12 miles, returning from Eastbourne

Fare: £22.05 with Network Card 4


Saturday 28th July                            Leader: Kevin MacNamara (OS Landranger 179)

Meet: Victoria 08 15 for 08 40 train to Margate (arr 10 25).

Also high speed train from St Pancras International 0909 calling

Stratford International 0916 arriving Margate 1039.

Lunch: The Captain Digby, Kingsgate Bay

Tea: The Royal Victoria Pavilion (Wetherspoons), Ramsgate or other options nearby

Distance: 9 miles, returning from Ramsgate. The walk is mostly along the cliff top path with views over the channel, and several secluded coves.

Fare: From Victoria £17.80 CDR Ramsgate with Railcards – Not valid on HS1 trains.

From St Pancras £21.90 with Railcards

Kevin will meet the walkers at Margate


Full details of the summer programme can be seen by clicking on the "Current Programme" tab or the "Summer Programme" tab at the top or down the right hand side of your screen.


Previous programmes can be seen in the Programme Archive which now extends back to Summer 1991, most recent programmes first. 


day 22nd July                                         Leader: Maurice Hickman (Explorer Map 123)

Meet: Victoria 0915 for 0946 train to Eastbourne (arr. 1110)

Lunch: Tiger Inn, East Dean

Tea: Birling Gap (opportunity for swim here if weather fine)

Distance: 12 miles, returning from Eastbourne

Fare: £22.05 with Network Card 4



 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.