Redbridge Ramblers

Social Events Programme

Last update: 14th February 2019


Annual Quiz Night - Saturday 16th March 2019 at 7:30 pm.
Martin H's Big Walk - Forest Way
Spring Holiday - Weymouth Mon 29th April - Fri 3rd May
Coach-Assisted Holiday Sunday 16th - Friday 22nd June 2019, Grange over Sands.
Back-packing walking holiday Sunday 1st - Saturday 7th September 2019, Isle of Anglesey.
AGM Saturday 30th November 2019 at 3:30pm (until 6:30pm)

Recent Events

THE ANNUAL GROUP LUNCH - Saturday 26th January 2019 at 1.00 p.m.
AGM Sat 17th November 2018

Annual Quiz Night

- Saturday 16th March 2019 at 7:30 pm. 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. (Please book early to facilitate catering.)

For details and booking form, please contact Angie L (see newsletter for details)

Martin H's Big Walk -Forest Way from Loughton to Hatfield Country

A Tuesday in April, June, July, September and October (5 circular walks). See walks for details of the 1st 3 walks. Tue 2nd April, Tue 4th June & Tue 23rd July 2019.

The Forest Way links two forests and several open spaces in south-west Essex. From the edge of Epping Forest (Loughton) it runs north over farmland, from where there are views over the Lea Valley, and then crosses Latton and Harlow Commons to Hatfield Heath, Woodside Green and the Hatfield Forest. At the end the walk meets with the waymarked Flitch Way (15 miles and on OS mapping) which follows the track of a former railway between Braintree and Bishops Stortford.

If walked end to end it is approximately 25 miles in length.


Spring Holiday: Weymouth

Monday 29th April - Friday 3rd May 2019: Weymouth

Our next Spring holiday has now been arranged for Weymouth, which is situated some 120 miles from London half-way along the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the south coast of England. Our hotel, the Fairhaven, is located on the Weymouth Esplanade overlooking the bay and near the historic fishing harbour.

The price of the holiday is £269 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 Weymouth 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 as usual very limited. 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 up Points:

  • Wanstead: 9:00 am (High Street by the Coop at Grove Park)
  • Hawkey Hall: 9:20 am
  • Gants Hill: 9:40 am (Woodford Avenue, bus stop 50 yards before roundabout, in traffic direction towards Newbury Park / Romford, not the other side going to London)

Coach-Assisted Holiday

Sunday 16th – Friday 22nd June 2019, Abbot Hall, Grange over Sands, Cumbria

Walking the Southern part of the Cumbria Coastal Way, led by Martin H, organised by Ron and Naomi W. (see accomodation) - now privately owned, with indoor pool and nearby railway station.
This holiday in now FULLY BOOKED with approx. 40 people signed up.

Back-packing walking holiday :Isle of Anglesey.

Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th September 2019

Party of 10 now booked, if wanting to join contact Martin H.

Walking on the Isle of Anglesey from Beaumaris to Holyhead. APPROX 63 miles staying in B&B.



Saturday 30th November 2019 at 3:30pm (until 6:30pm)

Redbridge Ramblers annual general meeting 2019,

Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead E11 4RQ

Details to be issued by Secretary, Ros N., later in the year.

Recent Events

Annual group (post) Christmas meal

Saturday 26th January 2019 at 1.00 p.m.

20 members enjoyed a pleasant 3 course lunch with coffee at Luigi’s Restaurant in Beehive Lane, Ilford to celebrate the New Year!

Numbers were down on previous years which chairman Ron said was a little disappointing but those there enjoyed the event.

Huge thanks go to Angie L. for the excellent organisation –thank you Angie.



Sat 17th November 2018

41 members attended, including the Committee.

  • 1. Factors Affecting Participation in Walks - many useful points were raised. If you have any points you'd like to feed in, please email Ros N.
  • 2. 1st Saturday of Month Long Walks - Decided to continue. Votes: 12 to continue, 6 to cease.
  • 3.Resolution re Sunday Walks starting from stations - not put to vote; members said wanted to continue with some country walks etc.
  • 1. Membership Secretary - Munira I was elected.
  • 2. Rambles Dates Secretary - Naomi W. had been co-opted. Naomi said she would be delighted if some- one else volunteered. If not, she would commit to the job for 1 year, until the 2019 AGM.
  • 3. Press & Publicity Officer - no volunteer. If you feel you could help with publicity OR press liaison as part of sharing this role, please contact Ros N. or Ron W., (contact details on page 16).
  • Martin H was presented with a framed Ramblers Certificate of Thanks by Ron W.
  • Peta and Bernard H and Mohammad M. were given vouchers, thanking them for their work. by Ron W.