Hello Ramblers
At last the weather is improving and Spring seems to have arrived.
I am getting very good feedback from the ramble leaders on the number of members turning up on their rambles. It is good to see the club growing. If there are
any members out there who would like to lead a ramble, contact Maurice Hickman. It would be
good to see more social activities
organised by club members, so if you have any ideas we would like to hear from you. Please note my address has changed.  

Day of recollection: We are now taking bookings for the Day of Recollection on June 9. It will be held in the Benedictine
Centre for Spirituality, 29 Brarnley Road, London Nl4 4HE.
Arrive at 10 am for a 10 30 start. The day will be conducted
by Dom Anthony OSB and will conclude with Mass at 4 PM. Cost  including light lunch £10 (Cheques  payable to St Fraucis of Assisi Catholic
Ramblers Club). Please ring Margaret Moran  or Tom Heron  by Wednesday 5 June if you intend to come as the Ceptre
will need to know how many to cater for lunch.


As you can see from the map, the Benedictine Centre is extremely
accessible by Underground (half
way between Oakwood and Cockfosters Piccadilly Line Stations)
and by road (500 yards from the intersection of the A 110 and A111; ample parking available


Our summer Party is also organised for July 20. This is an ideal opportunity for club members to socialise and make new members welcome. We have again been able to obtain St Saviours Church Hall which  proved hugely popular at the Christmas Party.

For the Summer Party please bring food to share and drinks t0 suit your own taste.

Admission payable (It the door £3 or by ticket obtainable in advance
from any committee member


Monthly dinners: Club

members meet on the first Saturday of each month for a social
evening. Meeting for the next four months will be on Saturday 2 June, 6 July. 3 August. and 7
September. Meet outside Corpus Christi Church. Maiden Lane
after 6 PM Mass
Maiden Lane runs parallel to the
Strand on the north side, connecting
Bedford St to Southampton
St - nearest tube stations Charring
Cross, Embankment and Leicester Square. CONTACT MARGARET MORAN for further details.

Welcome to new members:
Bernadette O'Brien,
Greenford, Middlesex UB6 8LL.
Aideen Hanley, Richmond Surrey
TWIO 6NE. Bill 0' Neill, North Wembley, Middlesex. HAO 3JH.
Barbara Blake, London SE 1 4XZ.
Liam Bonham Thomton Heath. Surrey, CR4 8BT. Anne Garland, London, SW4 SBW. We also welcome new life members: Michael and Mary Adams and John

Linehan and we welcome the return
to membership of Evangeline Carandang, Walthamstow E 17


It would be nice in future if new members could include their christian names instead of initials
as we like to identify them out on walks and make them welcome.


New members are advised to meet up with the ramblers near the

ticket office at the named station. Look out for people with boots and rucksacks

There may be other rambling groups at the station so you need to make sure you join the right group. We are very approachable.

Cine film and slide
event: In the last programme we gave advance notice of an
event at which we will be showing cine film and slides of past club events. If you have any cine film or slides you would like shown please contact Tony Finnegan
on 0181 767 5293. Any items loaned for this event will be carefully looked after and retumed

immediately after the 
event. We would like to combine this event with a Cake and Bottle stall. If club members would like to donate the above  mentioned in order to raise funds for the book project contact Tony Finnegan
Tel.0181 767 3295, Dorothy Hickman or
Helen Hunt. We are at present looking for a suitable venue and will confirm it on the next programme.

Club publicity: Is there a copy of the small poster advertising the club on your parish notice board? If not please send me a
SAE and I will send you one to give to your Parish Priest. If you are a member of a social club you may ask permission to place our
poster on their notice board. New members are always welcome.

Selworthy Holiday:
Saturday August 24 - Saturday August 31 1996. This holiday is now fully booked with past  and present members. Hope everybody enjoys it.


Jill Crowe (nee Fogden) Jill died on April 12th after a short illness. She was club secretary in 1967 and will be remembered by the
longer standing members.

Annual General
Meeting: The AGM will
be held on Saturday 5 October. Between now and the next programme I hope there will be plenty of members  considering standing for membership of the

Committee resignation:
We regret to announce that due to personal commitments Penny
Rivett has had to resign from the committee.
Happy Rambling



   CLUB COMMITTEE 1995-96 


President: Fr David Barnes,              Vice President: Paul Brunning  

Parish Priest; St Mary


Secretary. Helen Hunt                        Treasurer:  Kevin Doyle


Ramble List Compiler:                        Membership Secretaries:

Maurice Hickman                                  Dorothy Hickman     

                                                              Mike Hoffman

Social Secretaries.                              Committee Members

Tom Heron                                             Patrick Lucas
Margaret Moran,                                   



Ramble List and News June - August 1996

Sunday/ Bank Holiday Rambles

Sunday 2 June 1996 (OS Map 187)              Leader: Maurice Hickman
Meet: Victoria" at 9 40 for 1002 train to Christ's Hospital (Arr. 1108)
Lunch: George and Dragon, Dragon's Green
Tea: Tom and Jackie's, Christ's Hospital
Distance: 14 miles returning from Christ's Hospital on the 1937 train.

          Saturday 8 June - 14 mile Tunbridge Wells circular walk -see Saturday

          Ramble List

Sunday 9 June 1996 - Day of Recollection - see front sheet

          Saturday 15 June- 8/ II miles, long/short pub stop -see Saturday                    Ramble List

Sunday 16 June 1996 (OS Map 164) Leader: Francis Q'Sullivan
Meet Victoria Coach Station at 9 00 for 9 20 coach to Thorn Hill Park and Ride (An. 1030)
Lunch: The King's Arms, Horton-curn-Studely
Tea: None on the horizon
Distance: 18 miles returning from ThornHill Park and Ride
Fare: £2.99 day return on Citylink X90

          Saturday 22 June - Walk in Richmond Park - see Saturday Ramble                List

Sunday 23 June 1996 (OS Map 187)                 Leader: Rena Borg
Meet: Victoria* at 1015 for 1034 train to Merstham (Arr. 1108)
Lunch: St Joseph's Parish Fete, Redhill (beer tent and good food)
Tea: As above, tea (or perhaps more beerl)
Distance: 8 miles returning from Redbill
Fare: £4.90 CDR REDHILL (£3.25 with Network Card)

Sunday 30 June 1996                                        Leader: Richard Chill
Meet Warwick Avenue Tube Station (Bakerloo Line) at 1110 for 1130 start.
Lunch: Queens, Regents Park Road (near Primrose Hill)
Tea: Kenwood House
Distance: 9 miles returning from Hampstead Underground
Fare: £3.90 CDR All Zone Travel Card

          Saturday 6 July - Walk and also visit to Hever Castle - see Saturday              Ramble List

Sunday 7 July 1996 (OS Map 199)                     Leader: Maurice Hickman
Meet: Victoria* at 9 25 for 9 47 train to Eastbourne (Arr. 1124)
Lunch: Tiger Inn, East Dean (East Sussex). Tea: Birling Gap
Distance: 12 miles returning from Eastbourne (swim only possible at end of walk)
Fare: £14.60 COR EASTBOURNE (cheaper with Network Card)

          Saturday 13 July - Strawberry Picking Walk - see Saturday Ramble                List


Sunday 14 July1996  (OS Map 188)              Leader: Hilary McNabb
Meet: Charing Cross at0810 for09J0 train to Sevenoaks (Arr 1035)
Lunch: Chaser, Shipbourne                            Tea: Only Ightham on the menu
Distance: 11 miles returning from Sevenoaks


          Saturday 20 July - Summer Party at St Saviour's Pimlico - see front                sheet

Sunday 21 July1996               Leaders: Bridie Barry and Maureen Cahalane
Meet Waterloo* (Railtrack) at 9 35 for 950 train to Richmond (Arr. 1010) Walk starts 1030.
Lunch: Boater's Arms, Cranley Gardens and Royal Barge, Kingston Bridge.
Tea: Hampton Court. Distance: 9 miles returning from Hampton Court (Railtrack)
Fare: £3 CDR with Trave1card (inc. Zone 6)
Richmond can also be reached by Underground (District Line).

Sunday 28 July 1996 (OS Map 165)             Leader: Rena Borg
Meet Baker St at 9 13 for 9 36 train to Great Missenden (change at Amersham) - Arrives 1010
Lunch: Hampden Arms, Great HnMPDEN (good food)
Tea: It's a maybe. Distance: approx. 11 miles, returning from Great Missenden.
Fare: £7.50 All Zone Card

Sunday 4 August 1996 (OS Map 197)            Leader: Peter Macdonald
Meet: Victoria* at 8 40 for 9 02 train to Bognor Regis (Arr. 1048). Short bus ride to Pagham.
Lunch: Crab & Lobster, Sidlesham (good food)
Tea: Pagham.

Distance 7 miles returning from Pagham to Bognor Regis.
Fare: £15 COR BOGNOR REGIS (about £10 with Network Card)

Sunday 11 August 1996 (OS Map 174)         Leader: Philp Evans
Meet: Paddington at 0910 for0910 train to Reading (Arr. 10 08 ) to connect with 1015 train to Newbury (Arr. 1037).

Lunch: Furzebush, Balls Hill (good food at reasonable price)
Tea: No T possible, but something stronger should be available.
Distance: 14 miles returning from Newbury.

Fare: £1l.30 CDR NEWBURY

Sunday 18 August 1996 (OS Map 177)        Leader: Paul Brunning
Meet: Victoria at 9 10 for 935 train to Farningham Road (Arr. 1015)
Lunch: The Ship, Green St Green
Tea: D.I.Y.T. Distance 10 miles returning from Farningham Road.
Fare: £4.50 CDR FARNINGHAM ROAD (with Network Card)

Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 1996 (OS Map 197) Leader: Philip Evans
Meet: Victoria * at 8 40 for 9 02 train to Amberley (Arr. 1026)
Lunch: The Hurdlemakers, East Dean (West Sussex) - good food at reasonable price
Tea: You-could get a cuppa at a pub, if you want nothing stronger!
Distance: 17 miles returning from Amberley
Fare: £11.80 CDR AMBERLEY (approx. £8 with Network Card) *means train                                                                                                stops

                                                                                                       at Clapham                                                                                                         Junction.




Saturday 8 June 1996 (OS Map 188)                    Leader: Maurice Hickrnan

Meet: Charing Cross at 9 50 for 10 train to Tunbridge Wells (Arr. 1103).
Alternative train: 943 from Victoria via Redhill (Arr. 1053)
Early Lunch: Abergavenny Arms, Frant. If party is large we will use the George as well.
Tea: Groombridge or High Rocks, if possible. Dist.: 14 miles returning from Tunbridge Wells.
Fare: £7.80 CDR TUNBRIDGE WELLS. Leader will meet party at Tunbridge Wells.
Note: There is no through train to Victoria after 5pm. If you wish, you can go back via Redhill with the leader, but like him you will have to change at Tonbridge.

Saturday 15 June 1996 (OS Map 176)                    Leader: Rena Borg
Meet: Baker St at 9 15 for 9 36 train to Rickmansworth (Arr. Approx. 10am)
Lunch: The Fisheries, Harefield Lock (good food)
Distance: Full walk is about 11 miles. Shorter walk of 8 miles for those wishing to stay longer in the pub. No tea on the menu at end of walk, but perhaps more beer if you wish to get a later train back from Rickmansworth. Fare: £3.90 with Travelcard.

Saturday 22 June 1996                                            Leader: Richard Chill
Meet: Richmond Tube Station at 1115am for I 130am start.

Lunch: Pembroke Lodge House
Afternoon Itinerary: Amble through Pembroke House Gardens - past Princess Alexandra's thatched cottage - Isabella Plantation - White Lodge Ballet School - Pen Ponds - back to Pembroke Lodge House for tea. Distance: Approx. 7 miles. Fare £3.90( One Day Travel Card)

Saturday 6 July 1996 (OSMaps 187/188)                  Leader: Paul Brunning
Meet: Victoria* at 1005 for 1024 train to Edenbridge Town; change at Oxted (Arr. 11 12)
Lunch: Henry VIlI, Hever. Women please mind your heads! No responsibility accepted.
Tea: Chiddingstone. Optional visit to Hever Castle, admission £6.
Distance: 6 miles, returning from Hever. Fare: £5 CDR HEVER (wilh Network Card).

Saturday 13 July 1996 (OS Map 187) - Strawberry Picking Walk -

                                                                                 Leader: Dorothy Hickman
Meet Charing Cross at 1115 for 1136 train to Earlswood (Arr. 1218).
Lunch: The Station, South Nutfield (food available). Tea: Redhill Market
Distance: 5 miles, returning from Redhill. Fare: £5 CDR EARLS WOOD

Saturday 20 July1996 - Trot around the dance floor at the Summer Party -                                             see front sheet.

Saturday 10 August 1996 (OS Map 185). - A & B Pilgrimage Walk
Meet Waterloo* at 9 10 for 930 train to Winchester (Arr. 1022), then proceed from station to Winchester Cathedral for Mass. Lunch: Bell Inn, St Cross. Tea: maybe, if you're lucky, at one of the godstops en route. However there are several cold drink stops organised.
Distance: 12 miles, returning from Romsey. Fare: £19.20 CDR ROMSEY (approx. £12.80 with Network Card). Contact Maurice Hickman for fuller information about this first day and other days of the A & B Pilgrimage. More information in the next programme

Asterisk * means the train stops at Clapham Junction. In the case of the rambles led by Philip it also means that there is an extra pub stop at the Black Dog and Duck, Bury! 




Details of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton 3rd Ecumenical Walking Pilgrimage
Buckfast Abbey


Winchester - Bournemouth - Lyme Regis - Buckfast Abbey
The route of this pilgrimage goes through the beautiful countryside of the New Forest, and the Dorset Hills, then along part of the Dorset and South Devon Coastal Paths, and so to Dartmoor and Buckfast Abbey. The total distance covered is about 190 miles in all, averaging 16 miles a day, mostly by tracks and footpaths. The pilgrims stop each lunchtime at a pub and sleep overnight on a variety of floors in Church and village halls and schools with limited amenities.

A pilgrimage is a difficult journey, undertaken as an act of prayer and living in community - both a physical and spiritual adventure. Although the pilgrimage is organised on behalf of the Catholic Diocese of Arundel & Brighton, it is an ecumenical venture; all are welcome. You should be over 15  years of age and physically fit.

The pilgrims will assemble in Winchester on the morning of Saturday, 10th August. A coach will take them home again from Buckfast on Sunday, 25th August.

The cost for the whole fifteen days including food, accommodation, transport of luggage and the return coach will be £150. For those who will be under 21 years of age there is a special inclusive price of £99. There is also the possibility of a reduced all-inclusive price for anyone who would have difficulties in affording the full cost.

For shorter periods the cost will be £12 per night, plus £10 for the return coach, if required. Places are limited and you should apply as soon as possible with a £10 non-refundable deposit. Bookings will close when all places are taken or in any case on 10th July 1996.

All those requiring overnight accommodation must book and pay in advance. Day pilgrims, however, are welcome without prior notice.

For further information contact:        The Pilgrimage Co-ordinator,
                                                          Diocese of Arundel & Brighton
                                                          Christian Education Centre,
                                                          4 Southgate Drive,
                                                          RHI0 6RP.

Several members of the Club have been on these pilgrimages before and will be able to provide first hand information of their experiences.

The full route of the Pilgrimage is Winchester, Romsey, Sway, Bournemouth (rest day), Furzebrook (near Wareham), Wad, Dorchester, Bridport, Lyme Regis (rest day), Sidmouth Exmouth, Chudleigh, and Buckfast.