Caterham & District

Walking

Including Nordic Walking

Oakleafe Surrey Walking & Nordic Walking offers events in Surrey on a Monday morning every week, with a specific invitation to members of Caterham U3A.

These events will usually involve meeting at 09:45 to 9:55am (see individual briefings) at the relevant venue and walking from 10am until just after midday. Refreshment will normally be available after our walk finish.

WhereMeet at the venue (individual times where varied will be notified with briefings, subject to location).
Cost£5 for our morning walk for Caterham U3A members as for all Oakleafe Rambling Club members or guests; £10 for a day walk. These are the current Oakleafe published event-rates.
LeaderNigel Bentley (07930 738034 ~ SMS contact is most reliable : or on WHATSAPP): an experienced Walk Leader and an Exercise Professional; leader and administrator for the Oakleafe Rambling Club with Rambling and Nordic Walking groups through East of Surrey and in East Sussex.
Event BriefingFollow LINK on page right at top when visible. Please do check for any changes, either at this point or the all-new Oakleafe website. The full briefing is only complete with correct information from 12 to 36 hours typically BEFORE an event; otherwise it may still be displaying that for the last event done, or be being developed and therefore incomplete.

BOOKING IN is ESSENTIAL for our Events
Bookings close generally now at 7pm on a Sunday evening.
Prebooking for lunchtime refreshments is usually now required in order to suit the needs of our venues.

Booking in by text or email will close at 7pm/19:00 on Sunday evenings.
Any changes in your plans, please do also advise before Monday morning at 7am if possible (by TEXT only, however).
NOTE that if there are insufficient bookings, then an event MAY be cancelled at short notice, hence it is important to contact us and book in.

IN A NUTSHELL :

WhenNOW WEEKLY ~ MONDAY morning : commencing our Walks at or close to 10 am; and finishing shortly after midday.

Our start time may vary slightly according to how far from Caterham the venue is : but generally meeting at 09:45 for a walk start as close to 10am as we can. A full briefing page will appear here and a similar summary below the EVENTS menu on the all-new Oakleafe website ~ in the 12 to 36 hours before an event. That here usually includes weather update information ... and any other changes necessary in our plans.

NOTES :
(a) IF for an event you are expecting to receive a briefing email and have NOT received one by 24 hours before, then there may have been a problem with our local broadband in Sussex. That would result that we could then ONLY send out briefings by text to mobile phones.

(b) Friendly dogs are welcome, usually with owner on a lead. Note that from beginning of March to the end of July each year, when on any designated Access Land, ALL dogs are required by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act to be ON A LEAD at all times when on such Access Land or Open Access Land ... that is between 1st March and 31st July in any year. This is to protect ground nesting bird species and thus applies in the nesting/breeding season from the start of March through to end of July. The maximum lead length is specified in the Act as 2 metres. On all other public Rights of Way ~ such as public footpaths and bridleways : dogs should be under "close control" generally, and on a lead specifically where any livestock are present. This is particularly relevant with many lambs now out in the fields; and farmers are within their rights to shoot a dog where off lead on their land and causing worry to their livestock.
Some farmers after recent incidents involving mass deaths of sheep crushed against fence lines and gates, are now saying that they will shoot if any dog is off of lead on their land ~ FULL STOP.

OUR NEXT EVENT :
Monday morning 17th December ... THE DOLPHIN BETCHWORTH for our Christmas Short Ramble and LUNCH ... This event has been prebooked and lunch orders submitted to the venue.

Our briefing email was issued in stages over the last three weeks beforehand.
We have 17 members booked in (with places at the Christmas Lunch afterwards).

Bookings have CLOSED and the venue advised our lunch numbers and Special Menu orders.

Are you ON THE current MAILING LIST ?
If you have not emailed to walking@oakleafe.co.uk to OPT-IN for the 2018 List (IN use for 2017/18), then you will NOT be receiving the briefing directly.
Email us to enquire.
Occasionally there have been issues with certain email hosts not allowing MailChimp mailings into their systems at the moment.

See the schedule below for further dates and individual venues.

Dates for your Diary
Mon Dec 17th ... from The DOLPHIN at Betchworth for a ramble followed by a CHRISTMAS SOCIAL LUNCH (pre-booking with a £10 deposit required ~ and will be detailed shortly to mailing list by email)
Mon Jan 7th ... A Welcome into the New Year from the Feathers Hotel at Merstham
Mon Jan 14th ... TBA
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