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 - 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 Sunday walks are as follows:

Sunday 26th November   Leader: Maurice Hickman   (OS Explorer 146)

Meet: Victoria at 0900 for 0927 train to Redhill (arr 1001) or London Bridge 0910 for 0934 train arriving Redhill 1009.

Lunch:  Skimmington Castle, Reigate Heath

Tea:   Kiosk at Reigate Hill and/or Sun, Redhill

Distance:  10 miles, returning from Redhill - some steep climbs.

Fare:  £7.60 CDR Redhill with NSE discount.

            Oyster cards can also be used to Redhill but not Freedom passes.

Maurice will meet the ramblers at Redhill.


Sunday 3rd December             Leader: Paul Brunning (OS Landranger 188)

Meet: Charing Cross 0930 for 0955 train to Sevenoaks (arr 1032).

Lunch: Bucks Head Godden Green.

Tea: Sevenoaks.

Distance: 8 easy miles returning from Sevenoaks.

Fare: 7.50 CDR Sevenoaks with Network card.


The full Autumn 2017 Programme can be seen by clicking on the "Current Programme" tab or the "Autumn Programme 2017" tab at the top or down the right hand side of your screen. The Winter Programme is also now available by clicking on the relevant tab at the top or down the right had side of your screen. There you will see 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, latest programmes first. 


The Club is very sad to have to report the death of Betty Morrison. She was a very active club member since 1964 - 65 and at one stage served as club treasurer. She died onWednesday 8th of November.  She was 98 and 
just short of her 99th birthday which would have been this December. I will put any information I receive about funeral arrangements here on the website.


We have also had the sad news of thhe death of Alf Tisi, also a long standing member who joined the club in the early 1960s.