The walk for Saturday 9 March 2019 was originally heralded in the Spring Programme as follows:


Saturday 9th March                  Leader: Maurice Hickman (Explorer 146)
Meet        : London Bridge 0950 for 1017 train to Caterham (arr 1058).                             Ramblers can also catch the 1009 train from Victoria to Purley                       (arr 1033) and change for the Caterham train there, departing 1045.
Lunch     : Harrow, Whitehill
Tea          : Church Walk. Near Caterham station.
Distance : 8 miles, hilly in the afternoon
Fare         : Oyster/Freedom pass/Travelcard options


HOWEVER the day before the ramble took place Maurice issued the following supplementary information:


Hi Everyone.
Tomorrow's walk (Saturday 9th) will be hilly in the morning as well as  in the afternoon but the hill on the morning walk will be mostly along  the road up from Caterham.

In view of the rain we have had recently it would be advisable to  bring walking poles if you have them as there is one particularly  steep hill in the afternoon which involves climbing countless number  of steps up to the top but after this hill the walk will be fairly easy except for one steep hill but this will be up a road so it will  not be so much of a problem.

I had to adjust the distance of the walk from 8 to 9 miles as there  was a problem near the end of the walk in crossing the A22 dual  carriageway.  Where I thought there would be a bridge over this road  it did not exist and I had to retrace my steps back to a building  site (an extra problem!) but fortunately the other bridge was still  extant so I crossed this to a bridleway which led in to Caterham.  

However when we reached the main Croydon Road in Caterham there is an 
extra walk along the road in to the centre and the railway station but 
there is a bus stop where we reach this road so there is an option for those who don't want to go the extra mile.


The addditional information did not deter a brave group of ramblers from turning out on the daay and happily one of them was Derek Clarke with his trusty camera. I'm afraid that during the processing stage of his excellent photographs disappeared from my hard drive. However Most of his shots either survived or were recoverable and I reproduce them here for visitors to enjoy.