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Dates for your diary

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

 AGM - Sunday 4th November 2018

This year's AGM will be held on Sunday 4th November, 13:00 for 13:30. 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.

Refreshments provided. Non members welcome.

   Wednesday night soirées

Our Wednesday night soirées continue throughout the winter. The next one will be on 7th November at 7.30pm at The Swan pub, Horndon-On-The-Hill 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.

  Xmas Dinner – Sunday 16th December 2018

Tickets for the Christmas lunch went on sale at the soiree in October.

It will be held at Top Meadows 12.00 for 12.30 pm.

The cost is £17 per person including tip (maximum 4 tickets per person). Choice from the menu on the day will be subsidised by £3.

You can book your place and pay your money to Bernie or Carol Smith or phone 07704 431152

                                                                   Annual Coach Ramble 2019

The 2019 coach Ramble will be on Sunday 19th May.

This year we will have a cultural walk starting from Runnymede to Windsor.

We will be taking in many interesting monuments, like the Canadian Air Force memorial amongst others.

Eventually we will be walking from the highpoint at the king George 111 statue down the spectacular 3 mile “Long walk” in Windsor Great Park, to finish at Windsor Castle.

Tickets on sale 3rd Jan at our monthly get together at The Swan on a first come first serve basis.

                                                                    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.

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Contact details

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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.