Caterham U3A Ramble from THE SKIMMINGTON CASTLE on Reigate Heath ~ 18th March 2019

Monday 18th March 2019


On Monday morning 18th March, our U3A Ramble will be in the area of one of the Group’s favourite locations of late ~ from the car park of THE SKIMMINGTON CASTLE pub, on Bonny’s Road, Reigate Heath.

FIFTEEN members have booked in to walk with Nigel as at Sunday evening 7pm close (by email, whatsapp; and incl. 3 via our Facebook Closed Group). Our venue has been advised of numbers.

Booking in has CLOSED at 7pm on Sunday 17th March; and the venue has been advised of our lunch numbers.

MEETING TIME : At Latest by 9:45 for a 10am walk start.

Along our nearly 4-mile circular route we will be to the south & east of The Skimm and around the edge of the isolated hill  in Priory Park : Park Hill ~ whilst ascending 340 feet.  Some of our route will be on tarmac and a farm drive, as well as through the Park itself.

Ideally, we need to return to the car park and into the pub for refreshments at this busy pub by fairly soon after MIDDAY.


We have booked for post-walk refreshments from 12:15/20 ~ with 12 to 15 places reserved for us.

Pre-booking for lunches :  YES ~ aiming for completing this on Monday morning before we leave to walk at 10 am. Their current menu will hopefully be available to us from about 09:35/40.


THE SKIMMINGTON CASTLE pub car park on BONNYS ROAD, Reigate Heath (close to Flanchford Road off the A25) Surrey.

LOCATIONstats for access into the pub’s rear car park ~ our Meeting/Parking Point :

Postcode :  RH2 8RL

What3words Grid ID :  final.lately.locals

OS Grid reference : TQ237497 / TQ2377149707.

This event is offered for Caterham U3A Walking Group & Nordic Walking Groups (combined) by Oakleafe Surrey (& Sussex) Rambling & Nordic Walking.  This Guided Ramble will be led by Nigel (assisted by ISLA ) … and we will be setting off at 10am from the car park.   Friendly dogs 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 REIGATE area, as reviewed on Friday morning :

  •  Overview : Partly sunny but dry morning.
  • Rainfall Risk : NIL%.
  • Temperatures :   7 to 10°C and feeling like 6 to 8°C .
  • Winds : considerably calmer ~ from the NORTH-WEST generally at 9 to 11 mph.
  • Cloud Cover : 50 to 66% constant

BOOKING IN is essential

PLEASE DO confirm if there are any changes in your plans if you have booked to come…at the VERY latest by 7pm on Sunday evening, so that we can confirm numbers and menu orders for the venue:
A : via our closed facebook Group ~ OAKLEAFE RAMBLING & NORDIC WALKING EVENTS ~ and the listing for this particular Event;

B : by email; or
C : 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 will then be summarised for the venue.