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 two walks are as follows: 

Good Friday 30th March          Leader:    Tony Finnegan (OS map 187)

Meet: London Bridge 0915 for 0942 train to Three Bridges (arr 1016)

Also calls East Croydon 0956

Lunch: Cowdray Arms, Whitely Hill (12 30 – 2 00) GR 308334

Tea: Three Bridges

We will attend the Good Friday Service at Worth Abbey at 3 pm

Boots off in the Church please

Distance: 8 miles returning from Three Bridges

Fare: £8.05 cdr Three Bridges with network card reduction

Tony will meet the Ramblers either on the train or at Three Bridges


Sunday 8th April Leader: Lizzie Cripps (OS map 188)

Meet: Charing Cross 0900 for the 0925 train to Wadhurst (arr 1029)

Lunch: Rose & Crown Pub, Mayfield

Tea: Probably

Distance: 12 miles - lots of stiles, can be very muddy

Fare: £9.10 with freedom pass and senior rail card, £14.90 with Senior Rail Card/ Network Card


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: There are

Saturday walks on 10th March, 24th March, and 28th April and also  a  walk on Good Friday 30th March and 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.