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 17 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.
WALK LEADER TRAINING 2015
The first Surrey Area leader training course of 2015 has been set for Tuesday, 5 May 2015. For full details click here, and to apply please follow the link in the members area.
NEW NAME FOR SURG
The Area Council has approved a change of name for SURG, the Surrey Under-40s Ramblers Group. The group is now called "Surrey Young Walkers". As well as being shorter, the new name aligns with the group web address and will make it easier to promote the group online.
SURREY AREA AGM 2015
The AGM this year will be held at 2pm on Saturday 7 February in Sanderstead. Two walks have been organised for the morning, and a light lunch will be served before the meeting. Full details can be found via the diary link or by clicking here. Members of all Surrey groups are welcome to attend, so please come along and support Surrey Area.
ALDERSHOT MILITARY LANDS
An agreement between the MOD Defence Infrastructure Organisation and the Ramblers has been signed. It clarifies the applicability of Military Lands Byelaws to Ramblers' led walks. Walk leaders are strongly encouraged to read the agreement before plannng a walk on these lands, particularly if the intention is to meet at a military car park. It is suggested that walk leaders carry a copy with them on the walk. Both the agreement and a link to the byelaws are in the members' area under "Other Documents".
LOCAL FOOTPATH SECRETARY WANTED
We need a volunteer to succeed George Seaborn as Local Footpath Secretary in the northern half of Reigate & Banstead Borough, covering Banstead, Chipstead, Kingswood, Tadworth, and Walton-on-the Hill. If you are interested in talking about the role or applying for this post, please contact Rodney Whittaker at email@example.com
NEW IN THE MEMBERS AREA
January 2015 edition of the Area Directory.
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...
Click the links below for event and location details.
7 Feb 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Surrey Area AGM
14 Mar 2015 10:15am - 12:30pm
Footpath and Access Secs meeting
14 Mar 2015 2:00pm - 4:30pm
20 Jun 2015 2:00pm - 4:30pm
10 Oct 2015 10:15am - 12:30pm
Footpath and Access Secs meeting
10 Oct 2015 2:00pm - 4:30pm
9 Jan 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
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