Our Diary for CLUB EVENTS

OAKLEAFE GROUP PROGRAMMES

PLEASE NOTE : 2020 … Club Events resumed generally from start of January 2020 :

Caterham U3A events weekly on a Monday morning

Monthly weekend ramble from 18th January (with one event per month for the first quarter ~ until I am certain that my knee stability is properly restored).

Coronavirus

For health & safety purposes relating to the welfare of our Club membership, and U3A walkers … we now have to require a 14 day ‘quarantine’ period of exclusion from Walking Group activities for any member(s) of the Group upon returning currently from any foreign holidays.   This most especially applies for members who have been to the Far East including (but not restricted to) … China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau. 

In addition, we may be reviewing over the coming days/weeks, and hopefully as a short term measure only, the Club’s custom of finishing walks with a social time or a lunch etc at a hostelry.

This is based on advice from U3A main office UK and the following ADVICE RECEIVED FROM the DEPARTMENT for HEALTH & NHS ENGLAND

The Government and NHS have issued advice for members of the public following the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

The UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.

More information about the virus, as well as symptoms and advice, is available to view at :

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

Or on the NHS England website at :

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/02/statement-from-nhs-england-and-nhs-improvement-on-coronavirus/

Finding 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 :

NEXT : Monday March  2nd 2020 from … THE BELL at Outwood

Monday March  9th from … PENSHURST STATION @ Chiddingstone Causeway in West of Kent

Monday March  16th from … THE BARLEY MOW at Tandridge Village

Monday March  23rd from … THE GREEN MAN at Horsted Keynes

Monday March  30th from … THE OLD EDEN at Edenbridge

Monday April 6th from … (hopefully the ground will have dried up to allow …) Groombridge Area

Monday April 20th from … SEVENOAKS WILDLIFE RESERVE

Monday April 27th from … THE THREE HORSESHOES pub car park at KNOCKHOLT POUND in Kent to the east of Biggin Hill.

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

WEEKEND RAMBLING EVENTS DIARY

Our WEEKEND AFTERNOON Ramble Series.   

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

NEXT : Sunday afternoon 29th March (making the most of the start of British Summertime) from KNOLE PARK

Saturday afternoon 18th April from … from THE CROW & GATE near Crowborough onto Ashdown Forest