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 particularly at Victoria and Waterloo in summer time when there could be long queues of people heading to the south coast. 


Following are details of  the next two walks: Sunday 22 September -Maria's walk from Folkestone too Dover. qnd Sunday 29 September - Maurice's Dorking Walk.



Sunday 22nd September Leader: Maria Vaz Landranger map 179


Meet       : St Pancras 0910 for 0937 High Speed train to Folkestone Central      (arr 1030) for 1045 prompt start. Also calls Stratford

                  International 0943 and Ashford International 1014.

Lunch    : The Valiant Sailor, Capel-le-Ferne (next to the Battle of Britain                         Memorial)

Tea         : Let’s see…

Distance: 11 miles returning from Dover. A scenic coastal ramble: some hills

                  including steps             to climb

Fare       : High speed train £22.40 return to Dover Priory with railcard                             discounts. Other travel options available


Sunday 29th September Leader: Maurice Hickman Explorer map 146


Meet       : Victoria 0850 for 0912 train to Dorking (arr 1009)

Lunch    : King’s Head, Holmbury St. Mary

Tea         : Prince of Wales, Westcott

Distance: 14 moderately hilly miles

Fare       : £6.25 CDR Dorking with railcard discounts


Full details of the Autumn programme can be seen by clicking  HERE or on the "Current Programme" or "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 Winter 1983 - 84, most recent programmes first.


If you missed any of the walks on the Autumn Programme so far you can see some great photographs taken on two of them by clicking on the date below or on the appropriate link on the programme page. 


Seven Sisters Walk led by Roger and Virginia Yelland and Ann Brooks on Saturday 7 September 2019


 Lizzie and Antoinette's 15 09 19 Hastings Walk



Important advance notice of the Club AGM


AGM and Mass for deceased members Saturday 19th October at

St Mary Moorfields Church Hall 4 - 5 Eldon Street EC2M 7LS.


The AGM will start at 4pm and will be followed by Mass at 6pm for the deceased members of the Club. A full list of the deceased members will be available for all present at this Mass but you can see the list as it stands on 5 September by downloading a pdf copy of it HERE

As per the Club Constitution a chairman/woman will be elected to conduct the meeting should the president be unable to attend. The one item on the agenda which all club members should pay close attention to is the election of a new committee. Put simply; 'No Committee No Club'. It is also important that as many members as possible attend the AGM.

The Autumn Programme includes a nomination form on which members can be nominated for membership of the committee. Each nomination form must be signed by a person nominating a member, a person seconding the nomination and the person being nominated. Forms which do not have all three signatures will not be presented to the AGM.


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.