Caterham & District

Walking

Including Nordic Walking

Oakleafe Surrey Walking & Nordic Walking offers weekly events in Surrey (or close by) on a Monday morning, with a specific invitation to members of Caterham U3A.

These events will usually involve meeting at 09:40 to 9:45am (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 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 :

WhenWEEKLY ~ on MONDAY mornings : 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.
AND
A Health & Safety Reminder ~ we are in the autumnal season for DEER TICKS. DO check out the Club's website relating to precautions against attracting ticks onto your skin from long grasses of bracken & other undergrowth. Please note that recent medical records have found that deer & sheep ticks may not only now be carrying Lyme Disease, but in two parts of the country … so far (Dorset/Hampshire borders; & Norfolk) … there have been cases of ticks carrying encephalitis. Take care!

OUR NEXT EVENT :
Monday morning 18th November ~ (revised) from THE ANCHOR INN at Hartfield.

BOOKING GENERALLY for WALKS
BOOKING IN is essential to NIGEL; and PLEASE DO confirm if there are any later changes in your plans if you have booked to come…at the VERY latest by 7 pm on the Sunday evening as usual, so that we can confirm numbers for the venue:
A : by email;
B : via our closed facebook Group ~ OAKLEAFE RAMBLING & NORDIC WALKING EVENTS ~ and the listing for this particular Event; or
C : by SMS-text or Whatsapp message to 07930 738034.

Notes :
SMS messages do sometimes take quite a time to come through to us!!

As at 19:05 on Sunday we have ELEVEN members booked in. Booking in has now CLOSED and we are notifying the venue.
The email briefing was issued on Friday : and
the venue has been advised of the lunching numbers (shortly
after the 7 pm close on Sunday evening.)

Please do notify any later changes in your plan, so that the group is not left waiting in the cold at start.

Dates for your Diary
Mon Nov 18th ... (revised) from THE ANCHOR INN at Hartfield.
Mon Nov 25th ... from THE HAYCUTTER at Broadham Green to the south of Old Oxted (near Hurst Green).
Mon Dec 2nd ... from THE HENRY VIII at Hever (now open once more on a Monday lunchtime ~ confirmed)
Mon Dec 9th ... A CHRISTMAS RAMBLE & FESTIVE LUNCH at THE SPORTSMAN at MOGADOR (now prebooked with 20 attending : booking in closed)
More Group Pages
Apple iPad / iPhone Art Badminton Boules
Canasta Cinema Craft Cribbage
Croquet Cryptic Crosswords Current Affairs Digital Imaging
Dining Engineering Family History First Aid
French Gardening Glee Tones History 1
History 2 Italian Conversation Knit and Natter Local Flora and Fauna
London Discovery Mah Jongg Mathematics Money Matters
Music Appreciation Photography Play Reading Practical PC Skills
Psychology Quilting and Patchwork Reading Recorder
Science Scrabble and Other Board Games Spanish Conversation Table Tennis
Theatre Visits Theatre Visits: Miller Centre Walking Wine Appreciation 1
Winter Short Walks and Short Walks
More Group Pages
Apple iPad / iPhone Art
Badminton Boules
Canasta Cinema
Craft Cribbage
Croquet Cryptic Crosswords
Current Affairs Digital Imaging
Dining Engineering
Family History First Aid
French Gardening
Glee Tones History 1
History 2 Italian Conversation
Knit and Natter Local Flora and Fauna
London Discovery Mah Jongg
Mathematics Money Matters
Music Appreciation Photography
Play Reading Practical PC Skills
Psychology Quilting and Patchwork
Reading Recorder
Science Scrabble and Other Board Games
Spanish Conversation Table Tennis
Theatre Visits Theatre Visits: Miller Centre
Walking Wine Appreciation 1
Winter Short Walks and Short Walks