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Dates for your diary

Hazel Jarrold Memorial Walk

On the 8th October there will be a walk in honour of Hazel Jarrold. Hazel was a founding member of Thurrock Ramblers, former chairman and secretary.

It will be organised by area but lead by Thurrock Ramblers. The walk will be “Stan’s Walk”, starting from Horndon on the Hill.

There will be a buffet at Horndon Village Hall at the end of the walk.

Advance notice - AGM Date 2017

This year's AGM will be held on Sunday 19th November at Horndon on the Hill Village Hall at 2PM with a Buffet. 

Weather permitting there will be a walk preceding the meeting at 11 o’clock (Stan’s Walk).

Further details will be published in the Winter Programme.


Wednesday night soirées

Our Wednesday night soirées will recommence at 7.30pm at The Swan pub, Horndon on the Hill on 6th September and continue on the first Wednesday of the month up to and including April.  It's a time to chat and relax with the people that you have walked with during the summer's walk programme.

Quiz Night - Saturday 18th November 2017

Come for a good night out to Horndon on the Hill village hall – Time 7.00 for 7.30pm.

We are looking for 12 teams. Cost will be £3.00 per head in teams of up to 6 people (no more).

Tickets will go on sale at the September soiree (Wednesday 6th).You can book your place or team and pay your money to Bernie or Carol Smith or phone 07704 431152

Bring your own booze and nibbles. Please do not turn up at the door on the night.

Advance notice – Xmas Lunch – Sunday 17th December 2017

We will be holding our Christmas lunch at Top Meadows 12.00 for 12.15 p.m.

We will now be in the Main Restaurant (not in a private room) and have reserved for 50 people.

Tickets will go on sale at the September soiree (Wednesday 6th) and will be on a first come first served basis. (Maximum of 4 tickets per person).

The cost is £17 including tip per person, choice from the menu on the day. (Subsidised by £3)

Any tickets not sold will be available from Bernie on Sunday Walks.

                                                           Walk  Leaders

Thurrock Rambler’s has a small group of dedicated walk leaders who we can depend upon to fill the programme.

But due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, family commitments etc they sometimes have to drop out of leading their walk.

This does not happen very often, but when it does and they cannot get anyone to swap with them I have to either, try and find a replacement or more likely cancel the walk.

It would be very helpful if I could have a few names that I can call on to act as a backup. I would not expect any commitment to contribute regular walks, just if you happen to be free, step in.

If you decide to help out, you won’t be on your own, we will give you all the help and support you may need.

Thanks Steve (07703 060278)

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                                               WALKING GRADES



These are on mainly paved surfaces and made up well signposted paths.

City walks, river and canal paths and walks that follow a contour or gentle downhill.

There can be some uphill sections, but they will not be steep or long.

Typical length will be 5 to 10 miles.


These walks can be on uneven paths, muddy ploughed fields, through fields with many stiles.

There may be fairly steep uphill or downhill sections and or steps. Coastal paths and downland.

Typical length will be 6 to over 10 miles.


These walks require a good level of fitness.

Perhaps through very rough and remote terrain. There may be long ascents and descents.

Exposed paths that might be treacherous in wet weather.

Typical length will be 6 to over 12 miles.