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 28 Apr to        MVR Spring Walk Festival 
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News

Update from Ramblers CEO

Vanessa Griffiths, Ramblers CEO, is now sending a monthly email to all Areas for onward transmission to their members. The latest copy (dated 20 October) sent to Graham Butler, Acting Secretary for the Surrey Area, 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.

Newlands Corner Update - 13 Sept 17

The Planning Inspectorate has told Surrey County Council that a Public Enquiry into the multi-user play trail will be needed. SCC has decided not to continue with its proposal at the moment due to the cost of setting up an enquiry, but they might want to revisit the play trail plans at a later date. More information and comment can be found here.

Surrey's Footpaths

The Surrey Hills Society recently ran an article on the county's public paths network - a topic close to our hearts. You can read their article here.

News Archive

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017