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 09:45 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.
|Where||Meet 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.|
|Leader||Nigel 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 Briefing||Follow 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 :
|When||WEEKLY ~ 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.
(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 18th February ... from THE ROYAL OAK at Brockham Green between Betchworth and Dorking.
Our briefing email was issued during the early evening of the FRIDAY beforehand.
TEN members booked in to walk with Nigel as at 19:00 close on Sunday ~ either through our closed Facebook group or via email or whatsapp messaging.
Booking in will CLOSE at 7pm on Sunday 17th February; and the venue will then be advised of our lunch numbers.
BOOKING GENERALLY for WALKS
PLEASE DO confirm if there are any changes in your plans if you have booked to come…at the VERY latest by 7pm on the Sunday evening before the event, so that we can confirm numbers and menu orders (if applicable) 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.
SMS messages do sometimes take quite a time to come through to us!!
Please also notify any later changes in your plan, so that we are not left waiting in the cold at start.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Mon Feb 18th||... from THE ROYAL OAK at Brockham|
|Mon Feb 25th||... from THE BARLEY MOW at Tandridge|
|Mon Mar 4th||... from THE HARROW on Stanstead Road, Caterham Hill|
|Mon Mar 11th||... from THE WHITE HART on Chipstead High Road|
|Mon Mar 18th||... from THE SKIMMINGTON CASTLE on Reigate Heath|
|Mon Mar 25th||... from Mickelham near Dorking ~ final venue TBA|
|Mon Apr 1st||... from THE WELLHOUSE INN a Mugswell|
|Mon Apr 8th||... from THE WIREMILL LAKESIDE near Newchapel|
|Mon Apr 15th||... from THE PLOUGH (or possibly the Old House at Home) at Dormansland|
|Mon Apr 22nd||(No Walk Event for Bank Holiday ~ Easter Monday)|
|Mon Apr 29th||... from THE INN ON THE POND adjacent to Mercers Park AQUA SPORTS Lake|
|Mon May 6th||(No Walk Event for May-Day Bank Holiday Monday)|
|Mon May 13th||... on Holmbury Hill to the west of Dorking; and afterwards at TBA|
|Mon May 20th||... from close to THE CARPENTERS ARMS on Limpsfield Chart|
|Mon May 27th||(No Walk Event for Spring Bank Holiday Monday)|
|Mon Jun 3rd||... from TBA|
|Mon Jun 10th||... from TBA|
|Mon Jun 17th||... from THE ANCHOR INN at Wisley|