January 2013 Ramble – The Famous 25 slither into the New Year

Fifty shades of grey was the weather for this New Year Walk on the runnersfringes of North London, but with no handcuffs, very little discipline and no rain. It was the biggest turn-out (winter, spring or autumn) that we have ever had, and many thanks to dedicated regulars, much missed returnees and some very welcome … Continue reading January 2013 Ramble – The Famous 25 slither into the New Year

September 2012 Ramble – Almost Perfeck, Scotched by the Eggs

After the dampness of the spring, the customary wondrous weather was reinstated (just for the day) for the Ramblers’ Autumn Outing on the last Saturday in September. It was a truly glorious excursion to Kentish orchard land, enjoyed by a small select group of walkers and three dogs. Many normally faithful regulars were scattered all … Continue reading September 2012 Ramble – Almost Perfeck, Scotched by the Eggs

January 2012 Ramble – River Ramble, New Year Excursion

The pedants who plan these Ockie Road rambling outings are wary of change. So it was with apprehension that we moved the first excursion of 2012 from the time-honoured “second Saturday of the year” to the first..on the reasonable ground that Saturday 14th January is slightly too far into the New Year to satisfy our … Continue reading January 2012 Ramble – River Ramble, New Year Excursion

January 2010 Ramble – Walking in a Winter Wonderland

We have had many days of splendid weather for these Ockendon Road Rambles but against all the odds on Saturday 9th January 2010 it was probably the best yet, and the most exhilirating. The walk was supposed to be on the Kent/Surrey border but it was strenuously rescheduled at the last moment for something reachable … Continue reading January 2010 Ramble – Walking in a Winter Wonderland