Mole Valley Ramblers

friendly walking in the heart of Surrey

Our Somerset Break

Ten members of Mole Valley Ramblers (including our Chairman for the first few days) went for a week to HF Selworthy in September. Holnicote House was originally the summer home of the Acland family, but is now owned by the National Trust.

There were the usual three levels of walks to choose from and, in spite of a very wet weather forecast for the whole week, luckily there was only one day on which we got really wet.

Selworthy 2017We enjoyed the lovely Somerset countryside and rugged coastline with views from Dunkery Beacon, the Quantock Hills and Exmoor although these weren’t always very clear because of low cloud. Our visit to Lynton/Lynmouth was postponed for a day until the high winds died down so that the coastal paths were safe.

Nearby places of interest which were visited included Dunster Village and Castle, Arlington Court which had a display of carriages and cars and the Bakelite Museum.

Good food, good exercise and good company as always.

Ginnie Hall

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Walking For Health

The Walk for Health scheme is a programme of fun, free and accessible volunteer-led walks, bringing people together to socialise and motivate one another.  For more information on this scheme in the Mole Valley area, please read this article.

MVR Diary

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 Wed 20 June   Midsummer Coach Outing
Sat 7 July Breakfast Walk
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Mon 30 July Summer Social
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Sat 18 Aug Walk Leaders Training Course
   

News

Update from Ramblers CEO

Vanessa Griffiths, Ramblers CEO, is now sending a monthly newsletter to volunteers for onward transmission to group members. The February edition (dated 27 April) can be viewed here.

The Surrey Three Peaks challenge

The SASH charity is organising a challenge to raise funds for East Surrey Hospital and the wider Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust. It will take place on 26 May 2018, starting at Holmbury St Mary. The challenge, which takes walkers up Holmbury Hill, Leith Hill and Box Hill will offer 7, 13 or 26 mile options. See here for the event poster. We should all be so fit by then after our Spring Walks Festival, so maybe some might be up for a 13 mile, or even 26 mile, challenge! If anyone is interested please let Fiona know by 16 April.

40th Anniversary of the NDW

In 2018 the North Downs Way National Trail celebrates 40 years since its official opening on 30th September 1978 on Wye Downs. In celebration there will be a programme of walks along the trail, lead by local experts and coordinated by the NDW Trails Manager.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018