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 appplies 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 few events up to Monday 7 May 2018 are as follows:


Saturday 28th April Leader: Angela Shardlow (Landranger map 197)

Meet: Victoria 0850 for 0917 train to Chichester (arr 1104)

Train also calls Clapham Junction 0923 and East Croydon 0933

Lunch: Spotted Cow, Hunsdon

Tea: Chichester Marina

Distance: 10 miles returning from Chichester

Fare: £20.20 CDR Chichester with NSE discount

Angela will meet the ramblers at Chichester.


Monday 30 April 2018. The Club is also very sorry to announce the death on 3 April of Edith Demster. Her funeral Mass is April 30th 10.00 am at Sacred Heart and Mary Immaculate Church, Mill Hill, 2, Flower Lane, Mill Hill NW7 2JB. It's a 5 minute walk from the over-ground station at Mill Hill. 


After the Mass those who wish to can make their on way on foot to the crematorium about a 10 minute walk away or go by bus -3 stops.


Monday 7th May Leader: Robert Slater (OS map 153)

Meet: King's Cross 1000 for 1022 to Sandy (arr 1108)

Train also calls Finsbury Park 1028 (Victoria and Piccadilly lines and other mainline services)

Lunch: The Crown, Northill. Meal in pub or barbecue in garden

Follow May Day procession from Hostelry to Ickwell village green. Watch crowning of the May Queen, traditional dancing round a maypole, and Morris Men perform Wander round the stalls and have tea and excellent selection of cakes in village school hall.

Tea: As stated or White Hart, Biggleswade, where walk finishes

Distance: 8 miles

Fare: £14.10 cheap day return to Sandy

Robert will meet walkers at Sandy.


The full Spring 18  Programme can be seen by clicking on the "Current Programme" tab or the "Spring Programme  18" tab at the top or down the right hand side of your screen. The Spring Programme includes an important announcement about Walks not on a Sunday: The last of these onn the Sprinng Proogrrammme will Monday (bank holiday) 7th May.


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



 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.