Our Diary for CLUB EVENTS


In the briefing scripts for our events we offer LOCATIONstats for our meeting/parking points, and at times for other places. Included under this section will be the NEAREST postcode (not very precise in most cases); the Ordnance Survey grid reference (usually in TQ or TV 6-figure format AND 10-figure format ~ the latter being more precise); AND the latest what3words 3-metre international grid format. The latter is very precise, can be used from mobile phones, from home computers to check and print in advance and in most cases can now transfer into satnav systems…or in some cases ( i.e. late-model vehicles ) is already included in some way on the inbuilt satnav sytems. To find out more about the origins of this innovative system ~ which is already being used by emergency services, some couriers and more : what3word ~ how it all began (link for youtube.com)

Showing here ~ our EVENT(s) Coming Up Shortly … as follows :

                            by Group; or County Group & Date :

North Downs Way Fingerpost/waymarker
Where it all began ~ guided rambling on and round the North Downs of East Surrey (2003/4 et seq)

For SURREY ~ the Caterham U3A EVENTS DIARY

Caterham U3A Guided RAMBLES/NW weekly are on Monday mornings.  

The Scheduled Events currently :

Monday 26th August  = no walk … Bank Holiday

NEXT : Monday 2nd September … from THE BLACKSMITHS HEAD at Newchapel

Monday 9th September … from THE WHEATSHEAF at Bough Beech

Monday 16th September … from THE RED LION at Turners Hill

Monday 23rd September … from THE OLD BELL at Outwood

NOTICE : We now NO LONGER plan separate Surrey Weekend events since the start of 2019.  Surrey members for WEEKEND WALKING have been invited to join our Weekend Rambling Group , which now includes all those from Sussex (West & East) and the west of Kent. This is a single, new Database ~ “WEEKEND RAMBLERS 2019/20”. 

This group will offer some activities in the countryside accessible readily from the Tandridge District and further to the west from Redhill/Reigate, as well as the west of Kent, West Sussex and throughout East Sussex.  Walking events will vary between Saturday afternoons, Sunday afternoons and our regular series of Summer Sunday Daywalks.

South Downs Way fingerpost/weymarker
In 2007 our Club base was moved down to a valley in the eastern South Downs


Our WEEKEND AFTERNOON Ramble Series.   

The Scheduled WEEKEND Half-day Events currently are as follows :

  • NEXT : Saturday afternoon (revised date) 24th August … from West Hoathly
  • Sunday afternoon 8th September … from close to UpperHaysden near Bidborough & Tonbridge
  • Saturday afternoon 8th October … from Outwood in Surrey

Our DAYWALK SERIES ~ the REVISED Dates for 2019 follow : Our overall PLAN for this year had been to follow much of the river in the Rother Valley in East Sussex from Hurst Green near Roberstbridge, eastwards towards the Kent borders. We were then intending to continue beside the Royal Military Canal BUT new revised plans below to stay in East Sussex and having walked east from Hurst Green to Iden, now, instead for the third and fourth events to head west from Hurst Green (for logistic reasons and time available on Sundays) :

  • Completed three sections already in or around the Rother Valley to IDEN to the north-north-east of Rye; and back to Stonegate Station … during June to August. In September we will continue heading WEST from Stonegate Station to finish at Five Ashes north of Heathfield.
  • NEXT : SUNDAY 15th September : our FINALE ~ Resuming from Stonegate Station and walking 10.5 miles west to Five Ashes, with a picnic lunch stop along the way. We are currently trying to arrange a Finale Tea on the outskirts of Five Ashes.


WEEKDAY Morning Rambles : these will generally be on a FRIDAY MORNING monthly unless stated otherwise, and almost exclusively in East Sussex. 

The Scheduled WEEKDAY Events currently are as follows :

  • NEXT : Morning of 30th August … from Barcombe
  • Morning of 27th September … from Laughton

Our Monthly WEEKEND Afternoon NORDIC WALKS   

The Scheduled WEEKEND Events currently are as follows :

  • CANCELLED : Sunday afternoon 25th August … was to be from Barcombe ~ but Nigel has family staying for hte Bank Holiday weekend
  • NEXT : Saturday afternoon 28th September … from Crowthorne for the Combe Valley Country Park


This event series under threat if we continue to not hit a reasonable quorum for the event to go ahead.

  • NEXT ~ Friday morning 13th September … from Alfriston