Redbridge Ramblers

Social Events Programme

Last update: 16th February 2020

Is November the END of Redbridge Ramblers?

At the November 2020 AGM Redbridge needs a new:

  • Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Footpath Officer
  • Ramblers Walks Details Secretary
  • Auditor

The need for volunteers to fill these posts is desperate if we wish to keep going. It is not possible to leave this until the last minute. Just before Roger died I made him a promise that I would do my best to keep Redbridge Ramblers going. Without volunteers for the above roles before November Redbridge would close. Filling a role for any length of time would keep us going. Please help the Club to continue. Please contact me or any committee member soon if you would be willing to serve. We cannot leave it until November.

Thank you
RW (newsletter p1)

Annual Quiz Night

Saturday 14th March 2020 at 7:30pm

at St. George’s Hall, Gants Hill (corner of Woodford Avenue / Gants Hill Crescent). Come on your own or bring your friends. Tables of 8 or individual tickets and make up a team on the night. Warm welcome guaranteed. Tickets: £10 per person including a ploughman’s supper. Bring your own drinks. Thanks go to the team who are organising and running this year’s quiz evening (see newsletter p8). (Please book early to facilitate catering.) See Booking slip on newsletter p9.

Blind Ramblers Walk – SUNDAY 15th March 2020

The walks leader, has been asked to shorten the walk. Members are encouraged to attend this walk so as to help out by guiding and linking arms with the blind walkers as very few come with a guide dog. (see newsletter p7)

Martin’s Big Walk 2020 -The Mandeville Monk's Way Walk.

This starts on Tuesday 7th April 2020 from Edmonton Green Station and the next 2 legs on 12th May & 9th June are all LINEAR from rail stations. The 4th & 5th legs will be circular on 21st July &11th August 2020. Full details are given in the Walks programme.

Spring Holiday Monday 27th April - Friday 1st May

Isle of Wight

Our next Spring holiday has now been arranged for Monday 27th April 2020 on the Isle of Wight staying at the Sandringham Hotel in Sandown , Isle of Wight. There will be a choice of either a long or a short walk on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus a short walk on the Monday on route to the hotel and perhaps a short walk on the Friday morning prior to departure.

Coach pick-ups times on the morning of Monday 27th April 2020 are as follows:- PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF ORDER FROM PREVIOUS YEARS Hawkey Hall –8:15am Wanstead, -8:35 am Gants Hill -8:55 am We are on the 1pm ferry from Portsmouth (so 12:30 check in time) 45 minute ferry time. (see newsletter p8)

Roger's memorial walk - 21st June 2020

Is the LONG DAY WALK - 21 miles circular from Chingford Station out to Epping and back. There will be drop out points at both 7 and 14 miles. I plan to have a meal at the end of walk and a pub stop on route and will collect names for the meal at the beginning of June. (see newsletter p6)

Coach Assisted Holiday 5th-11th July 2020

Sidmouth Devon. 41 people have now expressed an interest in coming. Details of further arrangements and payment will be issued soon. A waiting list has been started as some people may drop out. The holiday will cost about £575, and will run from Sunday 5th to Saturday 11th July, 2020. So if anyone else is interested in going onto the waiting list, please phone. (see newsletter p5)

Backpacking holiday - September 13th - 19th.

The plan is to walk the Pembrokeshire coastal path, and the first leg will be from Amroth to Milford Haven. Accommodation will be on B&B basis and we will travel by national coach. Anybody interested in joining please email asap directly (see newsletter p5)

AGM Saturday 7th November

Please note the 2020 AGM Date – Social from 3.30pm. Meeting will start at 4.30pm in the Churchill Room at Wanstead Library.

Expressions of interest requested for 2021 Coach Assisted Holiday

RW has asked me to organise the coach assisted holiday for next year (2021). Current thinking is that we would go to the beautiful Cotswolds and walk the Cotswolds Ring-this is a LDWA circular route of 61 miles from the spa town of Cheltenham taking in many villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. Links with the Cotswold Way National Trail, Heart of England Way, Windrush Way and Warden's Way.

here is a highly recommended Holiday Fellowship (HF) house at Bourton on the Water-Harrington House which can offer high quality HF accommodation/meals /walkers facilities. I’m trying to get a sole residency package worked up with them and have had discussions and indicative costs with both HF and a local coach company. HF usually offers either 3 or 4 night packages in high summer so its likely we would go for a full 7 night (Friday to Friday ) package on a B&B,/packed lunch/evening meal basis in early July. As they offer a free place for every 15 guests the more we have the cheaper it is /head.

Based on a maximum of 45 guests –the indicative cost is £665 /person for HF plus approx. £65/person for the coach (there/back plus 6 daily hires) i.e. total of ~ £730/person . At this stage I just want to know if members are interested in this proposal –please can you contact me asap by text/email/in person and let me know. (my full contact details p18 of newsletter)

Recent events

Annual Festive Lunch –Saturday 25th January 2020

At the Eagle Carvery in Snaresbrook. 28 members enjoyed a hearty festive lunch at the Eagle Inn Carvery in Snaresbrook . Many thanks go to AL for organising the event for us (p2 newsletter).