Associated With HF Holidays; Affiliated to the Ramblers Association; Approved by the
Archbishop of Westminster
Welcome to the website of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Ramblers. For information about the club click on one of the items
on the left hand side of your screen.
We have moved: Please note that from May 2012 this website address will no longer be updated. The address for St
Francis of Assisi Catholic Ramblers is now http://www.stfrancisramblers.ukwalkers.com. The new site is the now only place
with fully up to date information about the club. The photogallery is renamed "Members Photos" as the term "photogallery"
has a particular technical meaning in the new software we are now using. A few of the very 1950s photographs we had on
the old site are not yet on the new one but I hope to get them up fairly soon now. Meanwhile they have become inaccessible
on the old site due to advances in Microsoft software. I am happy to say that there are even more photographs of events in
the 1970s,1980s, 1990s and the "naughties 2 of the twenty first century on the new site than there are on the old. So do visit
our Members Photos page at http://www.stfrancisramblers.ukwalkers.com and enjoy photographic memories of many rambles
and social events.
The club has a walk every weekend, mainly on Sunday but occasionally on Monday Bank Holidays and some members arrange short midweek
walks which do not feature in the club programme. Below are details of walks up to the end of May 2012. You can just turn up at the station
indicated, look up the club
members near the ticket office at least ten minutes before the departure and be sure of a warm welcome (For more information about the rambling
club click any of the items in the left hand column to open it on this side of the screen) :
Sunday 29th April (Explorer Map 174) Leaders Virginia & Roger Yelland
John Merrill's “Epping Forest Challenge Walk” (Explorer Map 174: but better is the dedicated map of Epping Forest produced
by OS for the Corporation of London).
MEET: with the leaders at Stratford (BR & Central Line Z3). Meet ON THE PLATFORM at 08.30 for 08.45 train to Waltham
Cross (arr 09.07). For many it may be better to join the train at Tottenham Hale (Victoria Line Z3)(08.55).
LUNCH: the Forest Gate at Bell Common, the Wellington at High Beach or the Robin Hood Tea Hut depending on our progress.
Call Roger on 07910 358646 if you need more information.
TEA: probably briefly at Chingford, or the Royal Forest Hotel.
DISTANCE: 21miles. A circuit of Epping Forest and the Lea Valley, via the Copped Hall Estate, High Beach and Chingford. For
those wanting a shorter walk there are easy drop out points at 9m (Epping Central Line Z6), 11m (Theydon Bois Central Line Z6),
and 15m Chingford (BR Z5).
Sunday 6th May (Landranger Map 166) Leader: Robert Slater
Meet: King's Cross 0900 for 0918 train to Welwyn North (arr. 0943)
Lunch: Papillon (also known as The Woodhall Arms), Stapleford
Tea: The Cowper Arms by Welwyn North Station (ideal end of walk stop)
Distance: 13 miles, returning from Welwyn North
Fare: £7.35 return to Welwyn North with Network Card
N.B.: Robert will meet walkers at Welwyn North (mobile no. 07780 599922 )
Sunday 13th May (Landranger Map 166) Leader: Witold Sokolowski
Meet: Waterloo 0940 for 10.00 train to Farncombe (arr. 1047 )
Elevenses: By the river on the way to Our Lady's Shrine
Lunch: The Jack Phillips (Wetherspoon), Godalming
Tea: Hopefully on the way to Milford
Distance: 8 miles. returning from Milford
Fare: 9.25 return to Milford with Network Card
Sunday 20th May (Explorer Map 124) Leader: Maurice Hickman
Meet: Victoria 0820 for 0847 train to Hastings (arr. 1056)
Lunch: Two Sawyers, Pett
Distance: 12 miles, returning from Hastings
Fare: £17.65 or £10 (two singles booked in Advance if still available) with Network Card
Morning walk includes a steep climb . Cliff walk in the afternoon
Sunday 29th May(Landranger 165) Leader: Tony Norton
Meet: Marylebone for 0907 train to Wendover (arr. 1014)
Lunch: Variety of pubs, cafes, etc in Chesham
Distance: 18 miles, retuning from Rickmansworth (short journey home)
Fare: £10.10 return to Wendover with Network Card
It is with deepest regret that we announce the death on 2 March 2012 of Philip Evans.
Phil had been a member of the club since 1967, had given many years of service on the
committee and led over 160 rambles. He will be greatly missed.