Caterham U3A Ramble from THE BLACKSMITHS ARMS @ Cudham (nr. Biggin Hill) ~ Monday morning 19 November

Monday morning 19th November 2018 … OUR NEXT Surrey WALKING EVENT will be from THE BLACKSMITHS ARMS at Cudham.

  • Address : Cudham Lane South, Cudham, Kent.
  • Nearest Postcode : TN14 7QB.

Our briefing email was issued on Saturday morning.

As at 7 pm on Sunday, FOURTEEN walkers have been booked in.

Bookings CLOSED at 7 pm, and numbers have been summarised for the venue.

LocationSTATS for the access to The Blacksmith’s parking :
TN14 7QB (on borderline close to TN14 7QF)
Nat (OS) Grid Ref : TQ445597 / TQ4453859773
what3words 3metre Grid ID : help.armed.pouch.

(BUT, do check entry matches precisely for tense and singular/plural version of each word)

For more information regarding the innovative what3word system, see coverage on THE ONE SHOW (BBC1) on 13th August ~ a clip of which is included as an announcement video for our Facebook Closed Group ~ ‘Oakleafe Rambling & Nordic Walking Events‘.

PARKING : This venue has a substantial car park behind the pub, with a narrow access drive beside the building.

MEETING TIME : Meet latest by 09:45 for a walk start by 10 am.

We propose a route of 4.3-miles, ascending just over 390 feet : with some stiles along the way. There will be some lane walking.

Duration : approx. 2 hours of walking. Returning approx 12:15.


We have a reservation for 15 places for lunch.  We should hopefully be able to pick up the menu when we arrive ~ so that we can write up a pre-order for the Group before leaving the car park at 10 am.

We aim to be into the bar by approx 12:25.

This event is offered for Caterham U3A Walking Group & Nordic Walking Groups (combined) by Oakleafe Surrey (& Sussex) Rambling & Nordic Walking.
The walk will be led by Nigel, with ISLA. Friendly dogs as always are very welcome to join in ~ with owners usually on a lead.


ALL OAKLEAFE HALF-DAY events, be they Rambling or Nordic, have a standard subscription : £5 per person per event.

THE WEATHER OUTLOOK according to for Monday morning in the CUDHAM area, as reviewed on SATURDAY MORNING  :

OVERVIEW :  Areas of low cloud (mists?) and the risk of an early shower.

  • TEMPERATURE : As forecasts predicted ~ a much colder feel to this week :  6°C and feeling like from 1 to MINUS-1°C
  • WINDS : from EAST-NORTH-EAST ~ 15 mph and with gusts of 20+ mph
  • CLOUD COVER : from 92 to 90%
  • RAINFALL RISKS : 51 to 47% constant

BOOKING IN is essential

PLEASE DO confirm if you are planning to come at the VERY latest by deadline 7pm on Sunday evening, as that will be when we finalise numbers for the venue, AND if you are lunching please do let us have your menu order with your booking :
A : by email; or
B : by SMS-text or Whatsapp message to 07930 738034.

Notes :

SMS messages do sometimes take quite a time to come through to us!!
Please also notify any later changes in your plan, so that we are not left waiting in the cold at start.

Bookings will CLOSE at 7 pm on Sunday … numbers and food pre-orders will then be summarised for the venue.