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Dates for your diary

Wednesday night soirées

Our Wednesday night soirées will recommence at 7.30pm at The Swan pub, Horndon on the Hill on 3rd October 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 program.

Quiz Night - Saturday 20th October 2018

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).

Bring your own booze and nibbles. Please do not turn up at the door on the night. You can book your team and pay your money to Bernie or Carol Smith or phone 07704 431152

Advance notice - AGM Date 2018

This year's AGM will be held on Sunday 4th November, 13.00 for 13.30 at Horndon Village Hall. This will be your chance to meet the committee and have your say. Refreshments will be provided.


Advance notice – Xmas Lunch – Sunday 16th December 2018

                     We are holding our Christmas lunch at Top Meadows Golf Club, Fenn Lane, North Ockendon.

                                                          Meet 12.00 for 12.30 sit down.


                                                    Anniversary Dinner 2019

                       Details for the proposed dinner and dance to celebrate our 35th anniversary next year are to follow

                                                                 in a future 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.