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Dates for your diary

                                                               Anniversary Dinner

A dinner celebrating the 35th anniversary of Thurrock Ramblers will be held at the Langdon Golf and Country Club, Lower Dunton Rd, Bulphan, RM14 3TY. On Sunday 24th March 2019 Arrive 12noon for 12.30 sit down. The price is £16.50 (Inc tip) for a two course dinner. We still have some tickets available from Carol Smith : no 07845 233640.  

 Wednesday night soirées

We have two remaining Wednesday night soirées at 7.30pm at The Swan pub, Horndon-On-The-Hill on the first Wednesday of the month.  It's a time to chat and relax with the people that you have walked with during last summer's walk programme and begin to look forward to the forthcoming Wednesday evening walks, which starts again on the 17th April.

  Coach Ramble 2019

The coach ramble will be a cultural walk starting from Runnymede to Windsor.

There are very few tickets left. Contact Brian Hatcher on 07905 366098 for any returns.

See programme entry for details.

                                                                   Summer coach Ramble

New for 2019. We have decided to have a second coach ramble, which if successful we hope will become a permanent fixture in our summer programme.

This year we will be going on a trip to the seaside. The proposed ramble will be on Sunday, 8th September. The walk will start from Margate, with lunch at Broadstairs then going on to Ramsgate. Hopefully if the weather’s set fair, will be a good day out.

Prices, itinerary etc will be announced in time for the next programme.

                                                                  Ramblers Quiz Night


This year’s quiz night will be held on Saturday 19th October 2018 at Horndon Village Hall 7 pm for 7.30 pm start.

Tickets will be available in September at £3 per head with a maximum of 6 per team.

Bring your own drinks and nibbles.

All queries to Bernie or Carol Smith on 07704 431152

Advance notice - AGM Date 2019

This year's AGM to be held at Horndon on the Hill. Details will be announced in the next programme.

Please come along as this is your opportunity to find out how the group is run, what the committee do on your behalf and a chance to discuss what you have enjoyed (or not) over the year. Snacks, teas and coffee provided. Non members welcome.

                                                                               Christmas Lunch 2019

                        Date and venue is to be confirmed. Details will follow in next programme.


                                                                                   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)



                                                      An Appeal to All Thurrock Members

We are looking for members to join the Thurrock Council Local Access Forum (LAF).

This forum is set up to protect Thurrock Rights of Ways, IE our 200 footpaths, bridleways and byways, where planning applications are discussed and our input is a necessary part of the mechanism that stops us losing access to our countryside. It involves attending a Tuesday evening meeting every two months.

Please consider being one of those that represent Thurrock Ramblers. You can accompany the present members to learn the ropes at the next meeting in April. Not too much to learn except stating the case for our rights of way.

You do not need to be on the Thurrock Ramblers Committee to join the LAF.

Many Thanks

Bernie Smith

Ramblers Committee.

Thurrock Ramblers' website

Our website is at You can also find us through Google.

Contact details

As friends you can exchange addresses and phone numbers but the Committee Members are unable to provide either due to the Data Protection Act.


                                                         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.

We still have some tickets left for our 35th anniversary dinner next month. 

The event will be held at the Langdon Golf and Country Club, Lower Dunton Rd, Bulphan on Sunday 24th March. 

Tickets will be available at next Sunday's walk  (10th Feb) at £16.50 (Inc tip) for a  two course dinner. 

Also from Carol Smith : no 07845 233640.