Welcome to The Ramblers - Surrey Area
Surrey is a great place to go walking. The most wooded county in England offers some of South East England's most beautiful and accessible countryside.
There are 16 Ramblers' groups in Surrey Area, which covers part of South and South West London as well as the county. Each group organises two or more walks every week. A group walk is a great way to get some exercise in a sociable atmosphere. You're welcome to attend up to three walks before joining the Ramblers. Members can walk with any group, receive discounts at outdoor shops, and help Ramblers defend Britain's unique rights of way network.
News and Events
Last year Surrey County Council announced controversial plans for changes at Newlands Corner, to include the introduction of parking charges, the development of a play trail, and the building of a new cafe and visitor centre on the edge of the escarpment. A Newlands Corner update page is being developed for this website to keep you abreast of the latest developments.
In the meantime, there are two public drop-in sessions organised to discuss plans for the first phase - improving the toilets, resurfacing the all-ability trail, and installing equipment along the trail. These are at Albury on 9 Feb and Merrow on 24 Feb. For full details click here.
URGENT: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Role descriptions can be found on the Ramblers' website. Click on the links below to download the files.
Area Publicity Officer
WALK LEADER TRAINING
In order to encourage more members to volunteer to lead walks, Croydon Ramblers and East Surrey Walkers have organised one-day training courses on Saturday 12 March and Monday 4 April (NOW FULLY BOOKED) respectively. Both courses will include an indoor morning session covering guidance on managing a group walk plus the use of map and compass. This will be followed by outdoor practical work.
Courses are open to members of all Surrey groups subject to places being available. More information and booking
AWARD FOR CHAIR OF WOKING & DISTRICT RAMBLERS
Congratulations to Brian Reader, formerly Surrey Area Footpath Secretary, who has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2016 New Year Honours list. The award was for services to promoting the Rights of Way Network in Surrey.
In an interview with the Surrey Advertiser, Brian made it clear that he saw the award as one for the whole team of Local Footpath Secretaries in Surrey.
The Ramblers has teamed up with Ethical Shop to create a store selling a variety of Ramblers branded goods, from baseball caps to water bottles. Visit the online shop where you can place your order.
|NEW IN THE MEMBERS AREA
Membership figures for January 2016. Area Directory updated 9 February 2016.
|HAVE YOU WALKED THIS WINKWORTH PATH?
Some ten years ago the National Trust closed the access off the Busbridge – Thorncombe Street footpath into the Arboretum and along the lower lake (now the wetlands), that joined with the still open public right of way running north – south through the arboretum. If you have walked this route in the past, please provide a witness statement to help our claim to re-establish the route as a right of way. More info...