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 28th October Leader: Paul Connolly Explorer map 173


Meet: Highgate (Northern line Barnet branch) 1000 for 1015 prompt start

Lunch: Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington. Plenty of other food places close by.

Tea: Stratford

Distance: 8 miles through a variety of urban settings returning from Stratford.

Fare: Travelcard/Oyster/Freedom pass options


Sunday 4th November                        Leaders Virginia & Roger Yelland. Explorer Map 174


Meet: Loughton Station (Central Line: Zone 6): at 10.00 for a 10.15am prompt departure. Loughton is approximately 45 minutes from Oxford Circus

Lunch: The Bull, Theydon Bois, just two minutes’ walk from the station.

Tea: Epping Village.

Distance: 10 leisurely miles through the western and northern beech woods of Epping Forest returning from Epping (Central Line: Zone 6).

Fare: Oyster/Freedom pass options. Epping is three stops from Loughton for those who wish to leave cars at the start


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 SpringAutumn 1986, 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.