Caterham & District

Walks including Nordic

Including Nordic Walking

  • Oakleafe Surrey Walking usually offers events fortnightly in Surrey (or close by) on a Monday morning, with a specific invitation to members of Caterham U3A.. Currently suspended ... as details next.

UPDATE POST 3rd January for New Year 2022 :
Due to the Group Walk Leader's wife now recuperating from her broken femur bone and subsequent operation to repair same in early December ... there will NOT be any further general walking offered in the near future. We are currently looking ahead to February/March, as Nigel cannot for the time being leave home base in East Sussex.

When we Resume : Meeting would be shortly before 10am (see individual briefings) at the relevant venue and walking from 10am until midday to 12:30pm.

Refreshment will often be available nearby, after the walk finish.
From our May 2021 resumption we are leaving it for small groups from the overall walkers to make their own arrangements for refreshments.

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. These rates have remained unchanged for quite a few years. From January 2022 the subs will increase to £7 per half-day event. We can NOW take card payment (contactless or PIN entry) at the meeting points for a walk start.    If bringing cash, then please DO bring the correct money, as we will not have a lot of change.
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 6pm 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 :

When we can resume WalksFORTNIGHTLY 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.

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