Walking in Essex

Ramble Secretarys Report and Future Programme details


As from the recent AGM, I have taken over Philip Heady’s role as Membership Secretary and Cliff Downes is your new Rambles Secretary and Editor. Cliff’s contact details are shown on the Committee Page along with contact details for other members of the committee.

At the AGM, Cliff announced that he had three Saturdays in the next programme with no walk leader.  As the dates were the day of the Christmas meal (2nd December), the day before Christmas Eve (23rd December) and Easter Saturday (31st March), it was agreed that no walks would be arranged for these dates unless anyone wished to arrange an ad hoc walk in which case details could be circulated via e-mail.

In conclusion, I would like to wish Cliff every success in his new role as Rambles Secretary.

Best regards

Malcolm Lindsell

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






Saturday, November 25, 2017