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 events for the next couple of weeks on the exciting Autumn Programme are shown below.   


Sunday 18th November Leader: John Burbage OS map 187

Meet: London Bridge 0900 for 0924 train to Chipstead (arr 1022). Also calls East Croydon 0956. Ramblers can get the 0925 train from Victoria arriving East Croydon 0941 and connect there with the Chipstead service.
Lunch: The Well House Inn, Kingswood. An atmospheric pub well-liked by members on previous visits.
Tea: East Croydon
Distance: 9 hilly miles through woods, farms and parkland. Maybe muddy in places.
Fare: Travelcard/Oyster/Freedom pass options
John will join the ramblers en-route.


Sunday 25th November Leader: Paul Brunning OS map 188


Meet: Charing Cross 9.20 for 9.46 train to Hayes Kent arrives 10.27

Lunch: Queens Head Downe

Tea ??

Distance: 9 miles returning from Hayes

Fare: Oyster/Freedom pass options


Full details of the Autumn programme can be seen by clicking on the "Current Programme" tab or the "Autumn 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 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.