Walking in Essex

Ramble Secretarys Report and Future Programme details

Draft Programme 53 August to November 2018 v5 (16/06/2018) is available here



This is the second programme I have compiled since taking over from Malcolm. Thanks to all walk leaders that have contributed to the programme, it does make things easier when the walks are on the walks leaders form. It is still a big problem for Saturday walks, for some reason we are not getting leaders despite all efforts.  We do get a good turn out on the Saturday walks, so leaders should not be a problem.

I also would like to thank Peter and Tina for” stepping” in to help fill the Saturday programme .

There is still one vacant date, 7th.of July .

Cliff Downes


WALK LEADERS PLEASE NOTE:- If a walk has to be cancelled at the last minute, the leader should contact the Chairman or Vice Chairman but, if neither is available, then the membership Secretary or then any Committee member so that, if possible, any notification procedures can be invoked. Also, if there is a change to pub facilities, you should telephone the Membership Secretary so that an urgent e-mail can be sent out.

Advance Booking to Lead Walks

Don’t forget, you can book a space to lead a walk in advance of the programme being announced. This means that you can book the dates that suit you. The next programme will run from April to July 2018. Remember, you can see the available dates on our website which will be updated weekly from February onwards. Please contact Cliff Downes on 01702 525410 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Car parking at pubs

Just a reminder to members, if you are attending a walk starting from a pub but not staying for lunch or a drink afterwards, not to park in the pub’s car park but, instead, find alternative parking nearby. It is particularly relevant if the majority of the car park is taken up by our Group’s vehicles and other customers are unable to find parking spaces. However, if appropriate parking is proving difficult to locate, please speak to the walk leader who will endeavour to assist accordingly






Monday, June 18, 2018