St Francis of Assisi Catholic Ramblers Club

 

The club is Approved by the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster;

Affiliated to the Ramblers Association

Programme of Events September - November 2008

 


Greetings Ramblers,

 

NB Items for the next programme must reach the Secretary or Ramble List Compiler by 31st October

 

Sunday 7th September (Landranger Map 165)         Leader: Paul Connolly

 

MEET: Marylebone 0930 for 0954 train to Little Kimble (arr 1057). NB Please read “Fare” line
below for advice on ticket to buy).

LUNCH: Wendover – choice of shops, cafes and pubs in a 200 yard stretch, including one pub where you can eat your own food.
TEA: Aylesbury
DISTANCE: 12 miles, returning from Aylesbury. Mostly level, apart from a short climb in the morning.
FARE: £10.55 cdr Aylesbury from Marylebone, £7.20 from Zone 6 boundary, both with Network card. Freedom Pass holders only need cdr Amersham to Aylesbury (£5.30 with Network / Senior Railcard). 2 trains an hour back to London.

 

Sunday 14th September (Landranger Map 186)   Leader: Maurice Hickman

 

MEET: Waterloo 0900 for 0930 train to Guildford (arr 1012)
LUNCH: William IV, Albury Heath
TEA: Villagers, Blackheath and /or Rodboro Buildings, Guildford (Wetherspoon)
DISTANCE: 14 miles, returning from Guildford
FARE: £6.40 cdr Guildford from Waterloo, £5.00 from Zone 6 boundary, both with Network card


Sunday 21st September (Explorer Map 147)            Leader: Paul Brunning

 

MEET: Charing Cross 0945 for 1000 train to Sevenoaks (arr 1034)
LUNCH: The Cock, Ide Hill
TEA: Optional at Sevenoaks
DISTANCE: 11 miles, returning from Sevenoaks
FARE: £5.40 cdr Sevenoaks from Charing Cross, £1.70 from Zone 6 boundary, both with Network Card.

 

Sunday 28th September (Explorer Maps 120, 133) Leaders: Marta and John Haworth

 

MEET: Waterloo 0900 for 0930 train to Petersfield (arr 1040)
LUNCH: The Red Lion, Chalton
TEA: Unlikely
DISTANCE: 16 miles, returning from Petersfield
FARE: £12.70 cdr Petersfield from Waterloo, £9.85 from Zone 6 boundary, both with Network Card.

 

 

Sunday 5th October (Landranger Map 167)             Leader: Paul Connolly


MEET: Liverpool Street 0935 for 1002 train to Ingatestone (arr 1035). Train also calls at Stratford at 1009. NB Please read “Fare” linebelow for advice on ticket to buy). Paul will meet the ramblers at Ingatestone.
LUNCH: The Cuckoo, Radley Green.
TEA: Chelmsford.
DISTANCE: 12 level miles returning from Chelmsford.
FARE: £8.10 cdr Chelmsford from Liverpool Street, £4.80 from Zone 6 boundary, both with Network Card. Two trains an hour back to London.

Sunday 12th October (Landranger Map 188 )               Leader: Helen Hunt


MEET :Victoria 09 00 for 09 18 train to Maidstone East (arr. 10 18).
LUNCH :Fleur de Lys, Burham (grid reference 731619). Pub does food. Seats opposite for those who wish to eat their own.
TEA :Maidstone East (Wetherspoons).
DISTANCE :13 miles returning from Maidstone East..
FARE :£9.70 CDR Maidstone East, £5.15 from boundary zone 6, both including Network card discount.

 

Sunday 19th October (Explorer Maps 134, 135)         Leader: Joe O’Reilly

 

MEET: Victoria 0900 for 0932 train to Balcombe (arr 1023)
LUNCH: Red Lion, Handcross (bench nearby for eating your own)
TEA: Half Moon, Balcombe
DISTANCE: 9 miles, returning from Balcombe. Some parts are hilly, but worth it for the views.
FARE: £8.65 cdr Balcombe from Victoria, £5.35 from Zone 6 boundary, both with Network Card

 

Sunday 26th October 2008 (Landranger map 189)    Leader Tony Finnegan


MEET: Victoria 0820 for 0842 train to Charing (arr 10.02)
LUNCH : The Running Horse, Broughton and Aruph (GR 014482)
(Pub does good food. There are seats nearby to eat your own).
TEA : Possibly Charing
DISTANCE: 11 easy miles returning from Charing
FARE: £11.90 CDR Charing from Victoria, £7.40 CDR from Boundary Zone 6 to Charing, both with Network card discount.


Sunday 2nd November (Landranger Map 186)     Leaders: Marta and John Haworth

 

MEET: Waterloo 0845 for 0907 train to Farnham (arr 1015)
LUNCH: The Good Intent, Puttenham
TEA: Compton
DISTANCE: 12 miles, returning from Guildford
FARE: £8.45 cdr Farnham from Waterloo, £5.35 from Zone 6 boundary, both with Network Card.

Sunday 9th November (Explorer Map 146)       Leader: Maurice Hickman

 

MEET: Victoria 0910 for 0934 train to Horley (arr 1025)
LUNCH: Jolly Farmer, Horne
TEA: Jack Fairman, Horley (Wetherspoon)
DISTANCE: 12 miles, returning from Horley
FARE: £6.00 cdr Horley from Victoria, £3.30 from Zone 6 boundary, both with Network Card.


Sunday 16th November (Explorer Map 146)            Leader: Terry Dobson

 

MEET: Victoria 0910 for 0934 train to Merstham (arr 1008)
LUNCH: The Fox, Coulsdon Common (bus 466 from Croydon)
TEA: The Good Companions, Hamsey Green (bus 403 from Croydon)
DISTANCE: 10 miles, hilly in parts. Returning from Purley.
FARE: £4.90 cdr Merstham from Victoria, with Network Card. If you have a Travelcard valid in Zones 1-6 or a Freedom Pass, you only need a single from the Zone 6 boundary to Merstham (£1.65 with Network Card).

 

Sunday 23rd November (Explorer Map 147)             Leader: Paul Brunning

 

MEET: Charing Cross 1015 for 1030 train to Sevenoaks (arr 1104)
LUNCH: The White Rock Inn, Underriver. Good food, but a bit pricey.
TEA: Optional at Sevenoaks.
DISTANCE: 10 miles, returning from Sevenoaks.
FARE: £5.40 cdr Sevenoaks from Charing Cross, £1.70 from Zone 6 boundary, both with Network Card

 

Sunday 30th November 2008(Explorer Map 2)         Leader: Tony Finnegan


MEET : Baker Street 0920 for 0940 train to Chesham (Arr. 10 33). Take Amersham
train and change at Chalfont and Latimer. NB Please read “Fare” line
below for advice on ticket to buy).
LUNCH : The Bell Inn, Chartridge (GR 937046)
TEA : Various options in Chesham.
DISTANCE : 10½ fairly strenuous miles, returning from Chesham.
FARE : Buy all zone travel card, including Zone D (only available at underground
stations). £4,80 with Network Southeast Card Discount.

News, Views and items of interest

 

Welcome to New members: A hearty welcome to the following who have become fully paid up members since the last programme: Richard Christopher of St Albans, Haidee Monaco of London SW17. We wish them many years of happy rambling with the club. Existing members or anyone wishing to join the club can send a cheque for £5 (or £100 for life membership) payable to St Francis of Assisi Catholic Ramblers Club to the Treasurer, Gillian McLauchlan, 64 Pankhurst House, Du Cane Road, SW6 0UL.

 

Holiday in Cornwall in May: I heard glowing accounts of the walking holiday in Cornwall in May. Some photographs showing a challenging array of walks can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2001851&l=084ee&id=1394299451
Those who attended send their thanks to Marie Tisi for all she did to make it so enjoyable.

 

Publicising the Club: If your parish does not have our poster on its notice board please get a copy of the new one from the secretary or one of the membership secretaries and ask your parish priest for permission to put it up, or if there is one there already just replace it with the new one showing the names and details of the membership secretaries for the current year.

 

Obituaries: We were sorry to hear of the death of the following: Fred McAndrew on 2 August. Fred had been a member since 1957-58 and became a life member in 1982. He was a much loved vice president and played a key part in organising the celebration of the club’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations;

 

Dennis Spiller who, with his wife Barbara was a long standing life member. At the time the last newsletter was compiled Dennis was ill in Stoke Mandeville hospital but unfortunately died before we dispatched the programme. Sincere sympathy to Barbara and her relatives.

 

Fr Anthony Finnegan OCSO (brother of Tony Finnegan and Alice Kennedy) died on 20 July.

 

Sick members: Please remember in your prayers members who are prevented from walking due to illness.

 

Future Dates for Your Diary

 

Sunday 14 December: Christmas Ramble and Social. Full details in next programme.

 

Saturday 20 December: Christmas Dinner at Lowiczanka Polish Restaurant near Ravenscourt Park tube station. Details in next programme but we know from past experience that there will be excellent food and great music to dance to or just be entertained by.

 

New Year Party: A Saturday in January. Date to be decided and full details will be in next programme.

 

God bless and happy rambling.