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

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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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Sun 29 July  No MVR walks (Ride London)
Mon 30 July  Summer Lunch
Sat 18 Aug  Walk Leaders Training Course
 Sat 6 Oct  Three Hills Experience 
    - details to follow
Sat 27 Oct  MVR Group AGM
    - details to follow
Wed 24 Apr   2019 Walks Festival begins
   

News

SCC Car Parking Charges

Have been introduced at Newlands Corner and are being introduced at other SCC countryside car parks during July. More information here - scroll down to see details

Young Street closure

Young Street, Leatherhead will be closed for bridge repairs from 1 Aug until 5 Sept. This might affect those travelling to our walks from Sheepleas on 1, 11 and 12 August or from Polesden Lacey on 1 or 26 August. For more information on the planned road closure, please see here.

Update from Ramblers CEO

Vanessa Griffiths, Ramblers CEO, is now sending a monthly newsletter to volunteers for onward transmission to group members. The latest edition (dated 20 July) can be viewed here.

Celebrating the Festival

Our 2018 Spring Walks Festival was another great success, much enjoyed by those who took part. A summary of the action-packed 10 days can be seen here.

News Archive

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Saturday, July 21, 2018