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 applies 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 walk on Sunday 24 June and 1 July 2018 are as follows: 


Sunday 24th June                          Leader: Maurice Hickman Explorer

Please note departure time of train is 09 31 and not 09 33 as originally notified.

Map OL34 Meet: Victoria 0900 for 0931 train to Horsham (arr. 1032) Train also from London Bridge 0919 arriving Horsham 1025.

Lunch: Red Lyon, Slinfold

Tea: The Lynd Cross (Wetherspoon), Horsham

Distance: 12 miles, returning from Horsham Fare: £14.25 with Network Card. In the afternoon we shall be following The West Sussex Literary Trail.


Sunday 1st July Leader:                                                  Lizzie Cripps (OS map 171) Meet: Paddington 0850 for 0907 train to Twyford (arr 0953). Change for the 1023 train to Henley on Thames (arr 1035). There will be time for a toilet stop and coffee at Twyford to ensure the walk commences promptly on arrival at Henley

Lunch: Stag & Huntsman, Hambledon. (Benches nearby for those with packed lunch.) Tea: Catherine Wheel, Henley (Wetherspoons)

Distance: 10.5 leisurely miles returning from Henley

Fare: £13.95 with Network Card CDR Henley  


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