Mole Valley Ramblers

friendly walking in the heart of Surrey

A Reason to Celebrate

After all the intense and feverish preparations that went into the organisation of our keenly anticipated Spring Walks Festival, Mole Valley Ramblers has good reason to celebrate.

Once again, the walks were delivered as planned by the dedicated team tasked with arranging them and enjoyed by all who joined in the fun. MVR can feel justifiably proud of its achievements, for example:-

  • a total of 230 walkers got involved
  • an average of 53 walkers each day
  • 74 people new to rambling participated
  • 55 ramblers from other groups joined us
  • 5 people walked over 100 miles 
  • 8 dogs also took part

Our varied 10 day programme included 35 walks, carefully chosen to suit all abilities. It gave people the perfect opportunity to find something appropriate to meet their individual needs and requirements, from a gentle stroll with a little light refreshment to a much more extreme and adventurous hike. We managed to provide a fabulous itinerary with an interesting range of choices and an exciting array of possible combinations.

The walks in collaboration with The Surrey Hills Society to mark the 40th anniversary of The North Downs Way were particularly well attended, as were those involving Mole Valley District Council Walk for Health: the Dorking History Tour and the Deepdene Trail.

There were numerous photographs taken during the walks and these can be seen in the Festival album here.

Everyone had their own unique reasons for participating in the event. For some, it was the challenge of walking over a 100 miles in 10 days, for others the goal of improving their level of fitness, but for the majority it was purely the social aspect of walking with a friendly, welcoming and, let’s be honest, inspiring group of people. What everyone shared was their common passion for exploring the beautiful countryside that is literally on our doorstep and also a desire to encourage other people to become involved in this simple, healthy and uplifting pursuit. This really is something that should be applauded!

The Mole Valley Ramblers Spring Walks Festival was altogether a great success, thanks to those involved, not just the organisers but to everybody who participated giving their free time, energy and enthusiasm to create a thoroughly happy and enjoyable experience.

A big thank you to all of them.

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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

Click on an event for more details:
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