Redbridge Ramblers

Social Events Programme

Last update: 26th November 2017

January lunch
March quiz night
Spring Holiday - Eastbourne
Coach Assisted Walking Holiday - Derwent Valley Heritage Way
Backpacking The Anglesey Coastal Path

The Annual Group Lunch

1pm on Saturday 27th January 2018

To be held at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant, 5 Beehive Lane, Ilford,Essex, IG1 3RG.

This restaurant is conveniently situated on the corner of Beehive Lane and Cranbrook Road, a very short walk from Gants Hill. Cost per person is £22 (includes service charge and coffee)


Starters: A Minestrone soup B Melon with berries C Egg mayonnaise with smoked salmon D Pork Ribs in a tangy BBQ sauce


E Steak Diane with vegetables F Chicken in cream and mushroom sauce with vegetables G Grilled Sea Bass with vegetables H Penne Napoli (Vegetarian)


I Crème caramel J Profiteroles with cream K Fresh fruit salad with cream L Amaretto cheesecake with cream


Please make cheques payable to Redbridge Ramblers, and send, with the booking slip on page 10


Saturday 24th March 2018 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 make up a team on the night.

Warm welcome guaranteed.

Tickets are £10.00 per person and include a ploughman’s supper. Bring your own drinks

Booking slip on Page 10 - Please book early to facilitate catering.

Spring Holiday - Eastbourne

Monday 16th – Friday 20th April 2018

Our next Spring holiday has now been arranged for Eastbourne which, according to The Guardian, is located near “ some of the most spectacular scenery in southern Britain”, including the cliffs at Beachy Head and Seven Sisters, the South Downs National Park, Seaford and Cuckmere Haven. We will be staying at the Imperial Hotel, a traditional Victorian hotel situated at the seaward end of Devonshire Place, an imposing tree-lined boulevard less than a five minute walk from the facilities and amenities in the town centre and across the road from the promenade and the bandstand. The price of the holiday is £200 per person and includes en-suite accommodation and half-board (Full English breakfast and a choice of evening meal). All rooms have colour television and tea/ coffee making facilities. Additionally, a wine reception is included, as is coach travel, with toilet, to and from Eastbourne and all the necessary transport to the walks each day. (Holiday insurance is recommended – please make your own arrangements).

When booking, please consider pairing up with a friend and show this on your booking slip because single rooms are again very limited and, at the time of our stay, so are double rooms so it may be necessary to accept a twin room. This holiday is again being organised through Isle of Wight Tours Ltd and more information about the hotel can be found on its website.

There will be a choice of either a long or a short walk on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, a short walk on the Monday en route to the hotel and perhaps a short walk on the Friday morning prior to departure. Pick-ups on the morning of Monday 16th April 2018 will be arranged from Wanstead, Hawkey hall and Gants Hill and exact times will be given in the next Newsletter.

To book a place, please complete the booking slip on page 11 and return it together with your deposit of £50 per person (see newsletter for details), give the Ramblers Group together with the Ramblers Association Membership Number for each person. The balance of £150 must be received no later than Friday 12th January 2018.

Ramblers’ Group Refund policy.

In the interest of fairness, places will be allocated strictly on the basis of chronological order of the date applications are received by Penny, but subject to Redbridge Ramblers’ normal policy ie: Redbridge members have priority for the first two weeks, then members of other groups who lead for Redbridge the following week.

Coach Assisted Walking Holiday - Derwent Valley Heritage Way

Sunday 1st July to Friday 6th July 2018

We will be walking The Derwent Valley Heritage Way a 55 mile route following the Valley from Ladybower Reservoir in the north to where the Derwent enters the River Trent near Shardlow. Some of the places it passes through include Grindleford, Chatsworth, Matlock and Derby. We will be staying in Hartington either at the hostel (one of the best) or in B&Bs in the village (self booking required).

Travel to Hartington by coach on the Sunday will be followed by a short optional afternoon walk. The other five days, including our return day, will have walks between 10 and 12 mile approximately. It is hoped that all days will have a pub stop. On some days it may be possible to visit an attraction, for example, Chatsworth House instead of walking.

The cost will be £360 per person for full board at the hostel and all coach travel assuming 20 members take part or £315 per person if 30 people take part. The cost for those wishing to make their own B&B arrangements will be £140 or £95 respectively (B&B telephone numbers are available). A supplement of £50 per person for those booking a two bed room. (only a limited number available)

Redbridge members have priority for a week after publication and then members of other groups that lead for Redbridge for the next week. Please complete the booking slip on Page 10 and send with a non returnable deposit of £50 per person to Roger (see newsletter) Cheques should be made payable to Redbridge Ramblers. Please book as soon as possible.

Backpacking The Anglesey Coastal Path

5th-11th August 2018

Next year we will be walking the first half of The Anglesey Coastal Path about 67 miles. Unlike most years we will be staying at some places more than one night. This means that some days you only have a day pack.

We will travel to Holyhead on Sunday 5th August and start walking on the Monday. Using the buses means that we will stay three nights in Holyhead, two nights in Aberffraw , one night in Llanfairpwll and return from Beaumaris by bus and train after walking in the morning of Saturday 11th August.

If interested, please contact Roger (see newsletter for tele) to find arrangements re: booking B&Bs. Although August 2018 is a way ahead, the accommodation