Walking in Essex

Ramble Secretarys Report and Future Programme details


On receipt of this programme 54 would the leaders of the walks please check

all the details of their own walks on the attached schedule and, also, on the group website

www.eastessexfriends.org.uk (walks, walks programme tab).

If there are any errors or discrepancies on either of the schedules at these two locations then please notify Cliff Downes immediately on 01702 525410 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will then arrange for appropriate amendments to be made and advised accordingly.


I am pleased to say that programme 54 is looking far better this period. I have had a good response and only have a few walks spare, one being Boxing day so no surprises there. I would like to see some of our newer members coming forward to lead. There are other members who would be willing to assist with the walk outs.
We are always looking for ideas for social events, and would like to hear of any suggestions.

Cliff Downes


WALK LEADERS PLEASE NOTE:- If a walk has to be cancelled at the last minute, the leader should contact the Chairman or Vice Chairman but, if neither is available, then the membership Secretary or then any Committee member so that, if possible, any notification procedures can be invoked. Also, if there is a change to pub facilities, you should telephone the Membership Secretary so that an urgent e-mail can be sent out.

Advance Booking to Lead Walks

Don’t forget, you can book a space to lead a walk in advance of the programme being announced. This means that you can book the dates that suit you. The next programme will run from April to July 2018. Remember, you can see the available dates on our website which will be updated weekly from February onwards. Please contact Cliff Downes on 01702 525410 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Car parking at pubs

Just a reminder to members, if you are attending a walk starting from a pub but not staying for lunch or a drink afterwards, not to park in the pub’s car park but, instead, find alternative parking nearby. It is particularly relevant if the majority of the car park is taken up by our Group’s vehicles and other customers are unable to find parking spaces. However, if appropriate parking is proving difficult to locate, please speak to the walk leader who will endeavour to assist accordingly






Sunday, December 16, 2018