Mole Valley Ramblers

friendly walking in the heart of Surrey

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.

MVR Diary

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Wed 20 June  Midsummer Coach Outing
Sat 7 July  Breakfast Walk
Sun 29 July  No MVR walks (Ride London)
Mon 30 July  Summer Lunch
Sat 18 Aug  Walk Leaders Training Course
 Sat 6 Oct  Three Hills Experience 
    - details to follow
Sat 27 Oct  MVR Group AGM
    - details to follow
Wed 24 Apr   2019 Walks Festival begins


Sherbourne (A248) closure

The Sherbourne road is currently closed, whichmight affect those planning to join our walk from St Martha's CP on 27 June See here for more details.

SCC Car Parking Charges

Will be introduced at Newlands Corner from 9 July and at other SCC countryside car parks later. More information here - scroll down to see details

Update from Ramblers CEO

Vanessa Griffiths, Ramblers CEO, is now sending a monthly newsletter to volunteers for onward transmission to group members. The latest edition (dated 22 Jun) can be viewed here.

Celebrating the Festival

Our 2018 Spring Walks Festival was another great success, much enjoyed by those who took part. A summary of the action-packed 10 days can be seen here.

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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Saturday, June 23, 2018