Caterham & District

Walking

Including Nordic Walking

***** GROUP ACTIVITIES AS WE EMERGE from the sequence of COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS *****

  • Our LIVE walk events will be fortnightly events for the time being (see below);
  • Our Virtual Walk/Chat sessions may be brought in occasionally ... in the alternate Monday mornings (11 am) between those the Live Walks.

Virtual Walk sessions will use the ZOOM video-conferencing software.

We anticipate that this fortnightly sequence will continue at the moment probably to the end of 2021.

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

Meeting at between 9:45am and 10am (see individual briefings) at the relevant venue and walking from 10am until midday to 12:30pm.

Refreshment will normally be available nearby after a walk finish.
From our May 2021 resumption we will leave it for small groups from the overall walkers to make their own arrangements for refreshments : and we hope that later this year it will become possible for the Group to have a general booking for lunch afterwards!

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 best via WHATSAPP): an experienced Walk Leader and an Exercise Professional; leader and administrator for the Oakleafe Rambling Club with 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 the LATEST by 5pm on the Sunday prior to the event.
Prebooking for lunchtime refreshments is usually by small groups of 3 to 6 : not being set up centrally for now.

Any changes in your plans, please do also advise before Monday morning at 7am if possible (by TEXT or WHATSAPP 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 :

WhenFORTNIGHTLY for now ~ on MONDAY mornings : commencing our Walks at or close to 10 am; and finishing at from midday to 12:30pm.

A full briefing will be issued by email and maybe edited also to Whatsapp : please contact if you wish to be included. The briefing issue is usually a minimum 12 to 36 hours before an event.

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 ~ in the 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!

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 :
A : by email to the special email address notified with the EMAIL briefing;
B : via our closed facebook Group ~ OAKLEAFE RAMBLING 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!!

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 Oct 11th LIVE WALK : around the LIMPSFIELD CHART area from 10 am
Sat Oct 16th LIVE WEEKEND WALK in EAST SUSSEX : from ALFRISTON area at 2 pm
Mon Oct 25th LIVE WALK : in the HARTFIELD area from 10 am
Mon Nov 8th LIVE WALK : in the SHEFFIELD PARK (NT) area from 10 am
Sun Nov 14th LIVE WEEKEND EVENT : from LEWES area at 2 pm.
Mon Nov 22nd LIVE WALK : around the KNOLE PARKLAND (NT) in Kent from 10 am
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