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. 

 

Details of the next two walks on the Winter Programme are shown below:  

 

Sunday 27th January Leaders: Lizzy Cripps and Antoinette Adkins (Explorer map 161)

Meet:          Waterloo 0930 for 0957 train to Hampton Court (arr 1033)                          Prompt start

Lunch:        Various options along the river

Tea:              Unlikely

Distance:     10 miles returning from Kew Bridge (various drop out points

                      if needed)

Fare:            Oyster/Freedom pass/travelcard options

 

Sunday 3rd February               Leader: Tom Gilmartin (Explorer map 162)

Meet:            Blackfriars 0920 for 0942 train to Eynsford (arr 1035)

Lunch:          Lion Hotel, Farningham

Tea:               Dartford

Distance:      9 miles returning from Dartford

                      Fare: 60+ Oyster and Freedom pass holders - single                                      Swanley to Eynsford £1.90 with NSE discount. PAYG                                      Oyster holders are best to get a one day paper travelcard                                for zones 1 to 8 as no Oyster card readers on Swanley                                    station platforms, then the single ticket above. Dartford is in

                      the travelcard/oyster boundary.

 

Full details of the Winter programme can be seen by clicking HERE There also you will find links to photographs taken on walks or at events included on the programme.  

 

Previous programmes can be seen in the Programme Archive which now extends back to Spring Autumn 1985, most recent programmes first. I am pleased to report that the Programme for Winter 1992 - 93, which had gone missing, recently turned up and can now be viewed in the programme archive on a standard web page instead of on a PDF. The standard web pages are generally quicker to load than the PDF and the hit counter also records how many times they are visited. I am still missing the introductory pages of the Autumn 1987 programme. So if any long standing member of the club finds copies  of those pages lurking in their attic or cellar I would be most grateful to be able to borrow them and copy them to the website. As always I can be e mailed on tony@tfinnegan.me.uk and promise to return the masters very quickly.

 

 

 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.

http://www.rwhtravel.com/the-walking-partnership