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Great Wakering

posted 3 Dec 2019, 07:04 by Ralph Burtonshaw

Thanks to Frank for leading today's walk in brilliant sunshine.

Rod Birks

posted 14 Nov 2019, 06:45 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 14 Nov 2019, 06:46 ]

Dear All
It is with great sadness I have to inform you that the Chairman of the South East Essex Group, Rod Birks, died on the 4th November.
Rod was a member of the group from 1997, serving for many years as Treasurer then becoming Chairman.
I have no doubt,because of his long association with rambling, numerous Rochford & Castle Point members will have known Rod. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Rod's funeral wil be held at the Southend Crematorium on 21st November at 3.20pm. I will be attending.

Walks Program

posted 8 Nov 2019, 07:41 by Ralph Burtonshaw

The new walk program for December to March is published in the usual place.

Todays walk

posted 20 Aug 2019, 11:38 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 20 Aug 2019, 11:38 ]

Thanks Chris

Yesterday's walk

posted 7 Aug 2019, 00:55 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 7 Aug 2019, 00:56 ]

Thanks Eddie.

Malcolm Brown's Contact Number

posted 26 Jul 2019, 12:23 by Edward Short

Please note Malcolm's phone number now is 07838 314795, not 07714 437897 which is in the printed walks programme.

Today's walk

posted 16 Jul 2019, 10:02 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 16 Jul 2019, 10:02 ]

Here's a map of today's walk

Walk program

posted 12 Jul 2019, 08:42 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 12 Jul 2019, 08:43 ]

Due to an error on my part (I blame the computer) a walk was missed off the program.
This is for October 1st. 

I have uploaded a revised program (Version 2) so only those who were quick off the mark in downloading will have a problem and need to download again.

Unfortunately the error wasn't spotted in time to get the revision into the printed copy so you will need to add it for yourself.


Tue 1 October 2019 10:00 - 6 miles/9.7 km - Leisurely (Finishes 13:15 approx.)

Railway Ramble - Rayleigh to Hockley (Part 1)

Starts at 10:00: Rayleigh Station, Station Road, Rayleigh (SS6 7HJ, TQ802910)

Meet at Rayleigh Station, Station Road, Rayleigh. A LINEAR walk to Hockley Station via Hambro Hill and the Woods (Blounts, Hockleyhall, Crabtree, Marylands) featuring an ancient oak tree! No refreshments on route but possible at end. Email or text to confirm interest and arrangements.

Contact: Jim W, 07547 602984,

New Walks Program

posted 10 Jul 2019, 01:49 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 10 Jul 2019, 01:50 ]

The program for August to November is now available.
I have also added a smaller file with just Tuesday walks for those who can only make Tuesdays,


posted 14 May 2019, 07:17 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 14 May 2019, 07:17 ]

I understand that Ron had "a funny turn" on the walk last week which left a number of people concerned.
I have tried to phone Ron but I couldn't get past his phone security system, which is apparently designed to stop undesirables like myself contacting him, but I have spoken to Eddie who tells me that all the tests have proved negative and they are unable to find anything wrong.
We look forward to seeing Ron back with us on our walks soon. It's just not the same without him.

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