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Dates for your diary

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 next spring programme, which starts again on the 18th April.

. Coach Ramble 2018

The coach ramble will be a walk along the Sussex coast from East Dean to Eastbourne on Sunday 20th May. See the programme entry for details. At the time of writing there are a few tickets left. Please contact Brian Hatcher for possible cancellations on 07905 366098.

If you have already booked a ticket and find later on that you are unable to go, please let Brian know as he may be able to re-sell your ticket.

                                                          Ramblers Quiz Night


This year’s quiz night will be held on Saturday 20th October 2018 at Horndon Village Hall 7 pm for 7.30 pm start.

Tickets will be available in September at £3per 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 2018

This year's AGM will be held on Sunday 4th November, 13.00 for 13.30 at Horndon Village Hall.

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 2018

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


                                                         Anniversary Dinner/Dance

Still early days yet! But next year will be Thurrock Ramblers 35th anniversary. We are proposing to celebrate the occasion with a dinner and dance. There will be further details in future programmes


                                                      An Appeal to All Thurrock Members

For almost 3 years, three of our members, have contributed to the Thurrock Council Local Access Forum (LAF). Brian Hatcher and Colin Munro have now stood down and been replaced by Brian Benton.

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

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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.