Epsom and Ewell Group

Notes for Walkers

Membership of the Group is restricted to paid-up members of the Ramblers' Association, but prospective members are welcome to attend a few rambles before feeling obliged to join.


Please telephone the walk's Leader before starting out in case the starting venue is changed or the walk is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions, e.g. heavy snow fall, continuous heavy rain, or black ice.

All mileages are approximate.

Be prepared for rough or muddy ground and rain, wear stout footwear and always carry rainwear.

Carry food and drink; food cannot be guaranteed at a stop for lunch at a pub. Please do not consume your own food and drink in a pub.

It helps our relationship with pub landlords if you would remove muddy boots or cover them with plastic bags on entry.

A small first aid kit is advised.

On roads with no foot-ways, keep to the right. Keep single file on paths through ploughed land or crops, including grass for mowing.

Only one dog per walker please and only with the leaders approval. Walkers should only take dogs off the lead at suitable points on a walk, also with the leader’s approval and not left to run amongst other walkers.

You can help the Leader by making certain you do not walk ahead of the Leader or get out of touch with the party. You should inform the Leader or back-marker if you wish to stop or leave before the end of the walk. Please note all walks are taken at participants' own risk.

For details of walks, maps of meeting point and other details see the Walks Programme page in this web-site.

Key to abbreviations you may see in the Walks Programme:

CP Car park

GR Grid reference

SSA Surrey Street Atlas (Hard back edition - 1996 to date) New edition: Philip’s Surrey Street Atlas (please make sure it is 3½ inches to 1 mile and that Epsom is shown on page 76)

NT National Trust. Non members pay parking by mobile phone and credit card.

Stn. Railway Station

Finding the start of your walk: Start and meeting points include nearest postcode and an Ordnance Survey grid reference accurate to 100m. Use postcodes with care: in rural areas the nearest postcode may be some distance from the actual start point. See OS maps for an explanation of how to use grid references.

Epsom and Ewell Health Walks – view the programme at www.epsomandewellhealthwalks.org.uk

Tuesday, December 18, 2018