Local ramblers on the march in Farleigh and Banstead

Croydon Ramblers have two local walks planned in the coming days which are open to new-comers, and if the weather is not too grim, ought to offer some gentle exercise and new perspectives on the surrounding area.

The first begins at 2pm on Sunday (June 17) from the war memorial by Warlingham Green. At four miles long, the walk is rated as “moderate”, though the organisers do ask newcomers to ensure that they are fit enough to be capable of covering the distance comfortably, and ask they everyone taking part wears suitable clothing and footwear for off-road rambling.

Sunday’s is a circular route through Farleigh, and includes the opportunity for tea and cakes at Farleigh Church. Dogs are permitted on the walk, but must be on a lead.

Organiser Rosemary Carlton says: “Most walks are intended primarily for Ramblers’ Association members. Non-members are welcome to join us as guests on two or three walks, though if you walk with a group regularly, you will be expected to join the Ramblers.”

For more details, you can contact Rosemary on 0208 660 6107, by email at ramblersrose@yahoo.co.uk, or visit the web page by clicking here.

On Monday morning (June 18; meeting at 10am), this energetic group is out and about again, this time on a five-mile walk around hilly Banstead Woods, beginning in the Banstead Woods car park. Contact details as above; for location of the starting point, click here.

Both walks are part of the Ramblers’ Walk4Life health and well-being scheme that aims to prevent people from becoming overweight by encouraging them eat well, move more and live longer.

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