Mole Valley Ramblers

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2018 Midsummer Coach Outing

Since 2014 we have been to the White Cliffs of Dover, the South Downs near Uppark, the Chilterns, and the South Downs near Firle for our MVR Midsummer Coach Trips. This year,on Wednesday 20 June, we will be heading to Hythe in Kent, with a choice of three walks: either over Romney Marsh, or to the unique landscape around Dungeness, both with the option of a ride on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway; or to the most easterly hills of the North Downs. 
There will be a coach picking up from Leatherhead and Dorking from 08:30 (exact timings to be confirmed nearer the date). We shall head east along the M25 & M20, with a coffee and comfort stop at Services near Ashford, then dropping off at Brockhill Country Park, near Hythe, for those choosing the hillier walk of 9 miles, led by Fiona, heading north to Tolsford Hill and Etchinghill, then back along the Elham Valley Way to the sea front at Hythe. 
The second walk will be an easier, flatter walk, led by George & Tricia, incorporating the Royal Military Canal, the sea front at Dymchurch and the option of a trip on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway. The full walk is 7 miles, but there could be options of shorter versions for some. Thirdly, there will be a gentle 3 mile walk, led by Joan, exploring around Dungeness, Britain's only desert, with its unique shingle landscape and ecosystem, returning to Hythe either on the train or by coach. 
We hope in this way to provide a range of walks to suit all comers. We shall allow for stop-offs at pubs or cafes for refreshments; further research is underway to look out the best cake providers. We suggest people bring their own picnic lunch provisions, and ample cold drinks.
The coach is booked, and we are now open to taking your bookings. The cost will be £15 per head for the coach transport, plus whatever you might need for refreshments, and the train if chosen (£7 single fare, £10 return, or £18 for Rover ticket allowing for full length return and museum).
To avoid disappointment, make sure you secure your booking now by following the instructions sent to all MVR members in March.

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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.

Support MVR

If you are thinking of booking a holiday with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, please nominate Mole Valley Ramblers as your group and we shall then benefit from a financial contribution under the Walking Partnership scheme. For more information please click the image below.


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
Sat 18 Aug  Walk Leaders Training Course


Young Street closure deferred

The closure of Young Street for bridge repairs has been postponed. See here for more information. Our walk from Young Street CP on 1 May will now go ahead as planned.

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.

Spring Walks Festival

We are delighted to announce full details of our2018 Spring Walks Festivalwhich you can see here, So please fill your diaries with the walks that tempt you and help us to spread this news. We look forward to welcoming members, visitors, your friends and families.

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 March) can be viewed here.

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Friday, April 20, 2018