Mole Valley Ramblers

friendly walking in the heart of Surrey

Cliff's Magnificent Milestone

On 20 July we had a special celebratory walk from Newlands Corner entitled Venerating Veterans. Former walk leaders had been invited by our Chairman, Joan Young, to join this walk, led by Fiona in honour of our veteran walk leaders.

The route followed some of the lesser known paths to the north of the information centre and included a visit to some magnificent veteran yew trees.

27 of our members came together for this occasion. It was good to see old friends having the chance to re-connect and share happy memories of previous walks together. Afterwards we had tea at the cafe nearby, where Joan spoke on the club's behalf to acknowledge our gratitude to Cliff Weight for his wonderful achievement of having led 300 walks for MVR. Although no-one else has come anywhere near that number, several of our other top 20 leaders (who have each led more than 100 walks) were also present.

Cliff has done much for the club over the years, acting as Treasurer, Walk Reports Coordinator, holding the group's archives and, along with his wife Shirley, being an active participant for almost 35 years. Although Cliff has elected to retire from leading, we hope he will continue to join us for walks and social occasions for many years to come. Meanwhile, we wish him all the best and hope he feasts well on the magnificent cakes and other fare he can enjoy at home, expertly prepared by Shirley.

These photos show Cliff and our other veterans enjoying this happy event - click photos to enlarge.

Veterans 1  Veterans 2 Veterans 3

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Walking For Health

The Walk for Health scheme is a programme of fun, free and accessible volunteer-led walks, bringing people together to socialise and motivate one another.  For more information on this scheme in the Mole Valley area, please read this article.

MVR Diary

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   Sat 27 Jan  Winter Lunch
   Sat 10 Feb  Surrey Area AGM at
   Bletchingley Village Hall
   Sat 28 Apr to    MVR Spring Walks Festival 
    Mon 7 May      
   Wed 20 June  Midsummer Coach Outing
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2018 Walk Leaders Courses

We are always in need of more walk leaders. If you would like to learn more about what is involved take a look at these free courses available to Ramblers members from across Surrey at Wotton on Saturday 21 April and Saturday 18 August.

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Shared Use of Footpaths

Following the Ramblers' recent consultation on the shared use of footpaths with cyclists, our group committee has sent a letter to the RA reflecting views expressed by our members at the recent AGM. A copy of this letter may be viewed here.

Update from Ramblers CEO

Vanessa Griffiths, Ramblers CEO, is now sending a monthly email to volunteers for onward transmission to group members. The latest copy (dated 19 December) can be viewed here.

Explore the Deepdene Trail

A new video promoting the delights of this local attraction can now be seen here,

Group Holiday Report

Ten members of our group enjoyed a week at HF Selworthy in September. A short report of their holiday can be seen here.

News Archive

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Saturday, January 20, 2018