Mole Valley Ramblers

friendly walking in the heart of Surrey

Our Somerset Break

Ten members of Mole Valley Ramblers (including our Chairman for the first few days) went for a week to HF Selworthy in September. Holnicote House was originally the summer home of the Acland family, but is now owned by the National Trust.

There were the usual three levels of walks to choose from and, in spite of a very wet weather forecast for the whole week, luckily there was only one day on which we got really wet.

Selworthy 2017We enjoyed the lovely Somerset countryside and rugged coastline with views from Dunkery Beacon, the Quantock Hills and Exmoor although these weren’t always very clear because of low cloud. Our visit to Lynton/Lynmouth was postponed for a day until the high winds died down so that the coastal paths were safe.

Nearby places of interest which were visited included Dunster Village and Castle, Arlington Court which had a display of carriages and cars and the Bakelite Museum.

Good food, good exercise and good company as always.

Ginnie Hall

Local Weather

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
    - more details later

News

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