Sutton and Wandle Valley Ramblers


This is copied from an entry on the Surrey Area Website

SurreyAGM PicMembers of Surrey Area groups - please come along to this year's Area AGM whch will be held at St Joan's Centre, Farnham at 2pm on Saturday 9th February. There will be a choice of two morning walks, starting from the venue at 11:30 and 12:00, and finishing at about 13:00. A buffet lunch will be provided for those attending the AGM. This year's gust speaker will be Michael Penny, Honarary Treasurer of the Ramblers.

Useful links: Area Annual Report  Directions to the venue

Gordon Shelford Trail

In February we will be starting a new long distance Trail of walks called the Gordon Shelford Trail. Clearly Gordon Shelford himself needs no introduction, but here are some details about the trail.

The trail will have seven legs, ranging from 6.5 miles to 11.5 miles in length. Walks will all be on a Friday. We start in February, with the subsequent walks being in March, April, then 2 walks in May, followed by a short break, and the final 2 walks will be in August and September. The trail is designed to avoid the need to use country buses, and each leg will start and finish at a railway station.

Chris C and Phil will be taking it in turns to lead each walk.

We will be starting out in the outer suburbs of North London. and crossing over the M25 and the Lee Valley and into Essex. From there we progress northwards crisscrossing the Hertfordshire and Essex border, and following bits of the Harcamlow Way trail and the Hertfordshire Way trail. We pass through the attractive town of Safron Walden, and finally cross over into Cambridgeshire, where we will parallel the river Granta. The route passes through mostly open rolling country, with little woodland and big open skies, which we hope will be blue in colour.

The route opens up new territory for our walking group, and will contain many features of historic and landscape interest.    

Diary Dates and Social Events

Our November programme has been distributed. Please sign up for email or text updates for the latest news. (Please see the programme for full details of the events and information on signing up for updates).

The key dates are as follows:

Saturday 19 January - *Submission deadline* for walks/events for our next programme.

Saturday 19 January - New Years Lunch (prebooking required see programme insert for details)

Wednesday 06 February - Dave's Rave social at the Moon on the Hill Sutton from 19:00

Saturday 09 February - Surrey Area AGM at Farnham

Tuesday 19 February - Legal London & Samuel Johnson's House (prebooking required)

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The Sutton & Wandle Valley Group Committee and 2018 AGM minutes

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Friday, January 18, 2019