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

Local Weather

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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Sat 21 Apr Walk Leaders Training Course 
 Sat 28 Apr  
 to Mon 7 May MVR Spring Walks Festival 
 Wed 20 June   Midsummer Coach Outing
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Sat 18 Aug Walk Leaders Training Course
   

News

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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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 23 February) can be viewed here.

2018 Walk Leaders Courses

We are always in need of more walk leaders. If you would like to learn more about what is involved take a look at these free courses available to Ramblers members from across Surrey at Wotton on Saturday 21 April and Saturday 18 August.

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Shared Use of Footpaths

Following the Ramblers' recent consultation on the shared use of footpaths with cyclists, our group committee has sent a letter to the RA reflecting views expressed by our members at the recent AGM. A copy of this letter may be viewed here.

Explore the Deepdene Trail

A new video promoting the delights of this local attraction can now be seen here,

News Archive

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Sunday, February 25, 2018