READER OFFER: Step out on our next guided ramble, May 18

Striding on: Ken Towl leads the way on our ramble

Places are now open for Inside Croydon’s latest guided walk, in and around our bit of south London, and to be held on Saturday, May 18.

Ken Towl, our non-resident rambler, will again be leading the way as we explore some places less well-travelled, venturing into sometimes forgotten corners of this bit of the capital.

As our previous, well-attended guided walk showed, there can be surprises along the route even for those who think they know the area very well already, as we managed to cross two hemispheres in a morning and discovered what appeared to be the nest of a dragon…

Inside Croydon guided ramble Apr 6 2019

A dragon’s nest discovered in the Surrey hills outside Croydon. Who knows what we might find on our next Inside Croydon ramble

If you want to take part in this guided walk, please apply today.

Previous ramblers and newcomers are all welcome. Places are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority in bookings will be given to Patrons of Inside Croydon.

As previously, the exact location for our starting and finishing points will be sent to participants in the week before the ramble. But you should expect to cover between four and five miles, taking at least two hours at a comfortable pace for most people, and we will try to include a tea and coffee stop along the way, with a pub at the finish for those who would like a spot of lunch.

Best of all, taking part in this Inside Croydon guided walk is completely free of charge!

On the day of the walk, our group will meet at 10.45am, to set off promptly.

The excursion is a point-to-point ramble will require the use of public transport to get to the starting point and then home from the finish. So walkers will need to come equipped with their Oyster cards or Freedom Passes.

Bring a sandwich and something to drink, and our walk might find the perfect place for a picnic

Anyone signing up for the walk will also need to be shod in decent footwear that can withstand off-road, rough surfaces, and to wear clothing that reflects the climate of southern England in May. We live on the edge of the North Downs, so expect some hills to climb. Light rucksacks for you to bring shower tops, water bottles, snacks and sandwiches are recommended.

Anyone with a medical condition is advised to get advice from their GP before considering signing up.

Children under-16 are welcome, too, but each must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We suggest that this walk probably isn’t a good idea for little ‘uns under-10.

In taking part in this walk, participants agree that they do so at their own risk, and no liability is taken by Ken Towl, Inside Croydon or its publishers

To register your name (and anyone who might accompany you) for the Inside Croydon ramble on May 18, please email, with the words “Ramble May 18” in the subject field, and include your name and daytime contact number in the body of the email.

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