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 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 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

Tea:  Hastings

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

Tea:  Possibly

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.