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:



Saturday 20th January Leader John Burbage (Landranger Map179)

Meet: Victoria 0910 for the 0937 train to Faversham (arr 1051).

Ramblers can also take the 0927 High Speed train from St Pancras International calling Stratford International 0934 and arriving Faversham 1030.

Lunch: We will take a late lunch (or fish supper) in Whitstable. Venue to be decided on the day and will depend on time of arrival.

Tea: Order with your lunch.

Distance: 9 miles on the level over paths, ploughed fields and beach. Be prepared for cold winds off the North Sea. There will be time to look around the atmospheric old town centre and harbour area.

Fare: From Victoria £15.50 CDR Whitstable with NSE discount. Please note; ticket not valid on the High Speed trains in either direction.

From St Pancras £19.60 CDR Whitstable with NSE discount.


Sunday 28th January. Leader: Robert Slater. (OS Landranger 166)

Meet: King's Cross 0930 for the 0952 to Baldock (arr.1031).

Lunch: The Cricketers, Weston.

Tea: Baldock.

Distance: 8 miles returning from Baldock. One short hill in woodland in the morning.

Fare: £8.45 with Network Railcard.

Robert will meet the walkers at Baldock. 


 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.



The full Winter 2017 - 18  Programme can be seen by clicking on the "Current Programme" tab or the "Winter Programme 2017 - 18" tab at the top or down the right hand side of your screen. The Winter Programme includes an important announcement about Walks not on a Sunday: There is a Monday ramble on 1st January and a Saturday one on 20th January.


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