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.. Click HERE for some further useful advice about buying tickets to travel from Victoria. 


Following are details of the next two walks on the summer programme:


Sunday 21st July Leaders: Antoinette Adkins and Lizzie Cripps (OS

              map 188)

Meet:        Charing Cross Station at 0900 for the 0925 train to Wadhurst (arr.

Lunch:      Rose & Crown Pub, Mayfield
Tea:           Probably
Distance: 12 miles with lots of stiles returning from Wadhurst. Can be

                  muddy in wet weather
Fare:         £12.95 CDR Wadhurst with railcards.


Sunday 28th July                 Leader: Maurice Hickman (Explorer map 123)

Meet:        Victoria 0920 for 0946 train to Eastbourne (arr. 1110)
Lunch:      Tiger Inn, East Dean
Tea:           Birling Gap
Distance: 12 miles, returning from Eastbourne
Fare:         £22.70 CDR Eastbourne with railcards


Full details of the Summer programme can be seen by clicking  HERE or on the Current Programme tab or the Summer Programme tab at the top or down the right hand side of your screen.


Those who missed any of the walks so far on the Summer Programme can see some great photographs taken on five of them by clicking on the date below or on the appropriate link on the programme page. Particularly impressive are the photographs taken by Derek Clark and Antoinette Adkins on Maria Vas' Chesham walk on 30 June.:  


Roger Yelland's Hollingbourne Walk on Sunday 7 July 2019


Maria Vas' Chesham ramble on Sunday 30 June


Lizzie Cripps' and Antoinette Adkins' Walk from Dover to Deal on Sunday 23 June 2019


Robert Slater's Bletchley Walk on Sunday 16 June 2019


Tom Gilmartin's Walk from East Croydon to Woldingham on Saturday 1 June 2019


Previous programmes can be seen in the Programme Archive which now extends back to Winter 1983 - 84, 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.