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Walk Langdon Hills

posted 8 Oct 2020, 00:33 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 8 Oct 2020, 00:41 ]

Thanks to Helen for this walk with a couple of interesting detours:

Thorndon park

posted 29 Sep 2020, 10:38 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 29 Sep 2020, 10:40 ]

Thanks to Sue and Indie for today's walk:

Paglesham walk

posted 8 Sep 2020, 09:50 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 8 Sep 2020, 09:51 ]

Thanks to Sue for a lovely walk today. Here's the route:

And here's the coffee break

Tuesday 1st September

posted 25 Aug 2020, 05:53 by Ralph Burtonshaw

Please note that this walk replaces the one in the printed program:

Jim Woodcock

posted 6 Aug 2020, 11:27 by Ralph Burtonshaw

For future reference when making inquiries regarding Jim Woodcock's walks, please contact him on 07547-602984 or

First walk post lockdown.

posted 4 Aug 2020, 09:50 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 4 Aug 2020, 09:56 ]

Thanks  to those who came along for the first walk since COVID regulations allowed for up to 30 people. We had lovely weather for it.

For anyone who is nervous about the extra work involved in leading a walk under these new regulations I can assure you that there is not really any problem.
The risk assessment form is nothing but common sense and questions asked are those which I would hope that every walk leader asks anyway such as "can the group cross the road in safety"
As for the register there is a template form provided and I just asked the walkers to fill it in during the coffee break. All that is required is name and contact number. The form will then be destroyed after 21 days.

If anybody needs further information on leading a COVID free walk them please contact me by e-mail ( or phone (07804294329)

Walks are starting again.

posted 31 Jul 2020, 01:53 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 31 Jul 2020, 01:54 ]

We have heard from Ramblers HQ that we are able to start our led walks program again.
These will begin next Tuesday (August 4th) and the full program is available to download here or can be seen on the ramblers website here

Walks are restricted by law to a maximum of 30 people which should pose no problem as we usually get around 2 dozen but it would be extremely helpful if you could contact the walk leader, preferably by email if shown, to confirm your attendance so that action can be taken in the unlikely event that a walk is over-subscribed.

In line with COVID regulations you will be asked for name and contact details for track and trace purposes and these details will be destroyed after 21 days.
Please remember to maintain social distance during the walk and carry a mask in case it should be required.

Covid Update

posted 13 Jul 2020, 00:48 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 13 Jul 2020, 00:50 ]

Although the government has eased restrictions over COVID 19 we have been advised that we can only currently run walks with a maximum of 6 people. This is clearly pointless so the committee has decided to continue with no walks at all for the present.

However, looking to the future Eddie has put together a full walks program commencing August and this has now been uploaded to the Ramblers website and is available for you to download a copy HERE.

Please note, however, that this new walks program is provisional and will not take place until we have Ramblers and Government approval but it was felt that we should be ready to go as soon as permission is given.

Please also note that there will be NO printed copy being distributed of this program so the online version is all you will be seeing.

Beeleigh Steam Mill

posted 9 May 2020, 05:02 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 9 May 2020, 05:14 ]

Hi, and I hope you are all keeping well during these difficult times.

Whilst wandering the Internet I came across this video of the steam engine in action at Beeleigh.

As you will know we regularly walk past the mill with Gordon but if you, like me, have never seen inside then now's your chance.

YouTube Video

Virtual Walking

posted 22 Mar 2020, 10:31 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 22 Mar 2020, 10:32 ]

As we all know, our walking program is on hold at the moment so we can't get out as usual.

I decided to look on YouTube and found that there are a lot of walking videos available so if we can't get our boots muddy then perhaps we can practice in our carpet slippers.

I've chosen one to kick us off and its which is on the North Nborfolk Coastal Path, which some of our members have done.

If you like the idea then please feel free to e-mail me with your chosen favourite video and I'll post it on here.

Let's hope it's not too long before we are back together moaning about the mud.

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