Welcome

 

Surrey and Beyond Ramblers (SABRE) is one of a new generation of Ramblers groups that challenges the traditional Ramblers image. Our mission is to encourage people of any age to get out there and walk and hike all over Surrey and beyond at the weekend and in the week. We are internet based and our membership is mainly drawn from Surrey, South West London and to a lesser degree the surrounding counties. You can get more information from Eric H our membership secretary. Please email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We are part of the Ramblers, a charity that works to protect and maintain the network of footpaths in the UK.  

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The SABRE walks programme has a choice of two or three led walks each week in Surrey and South East England. Typically we have around 16 or more people on each walk, come rain or shine. In our programme you'll find everything from short easy strolls up to energetic 12 mile hikes. We organise social events and walking mini-breaks around the UK and abroad.

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Many reports show the benefits of walking including a report published in the Ramblers “Walk” Winter 2013 magazine which identifies 20 health reasons for regular walking including a reduction of 35% in the risk of developing heart disease and related strokes, a reduce risk of dementia, improved sleep quality, prevention of diabetes and a reduction in the risk of getting some cancers and improved chances of surviving other cancers.

NEWS and EVENTS

NEWS

SABRE Members have you created your account yet to gain access to the members area of this website, if not click on “Create an Account” on the lefthand side of this page and just follow the instructions. If you have problems creating your account or logging in to the members area please contact  Eric H (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

WALKS & EVENTS

Below is a summary of walks and events coming up soon, for full details go to the Walks & Events Programme within the members area. 

Wednesday 20th May 2015

ROVING THE ROTHER AT MIDHURST - 1.30pm Car park behind Tourist Office, North Street, Midhurst. Join our two lady leaders on this exploration of the River Rother and surrounding countryside. We follow the meandering Rother passing the ancient hamlet of Woolbeding, then later on cross the river at the picturesque Stedham Mill. We return across fields and polo grounds to Midhurst where we shall stop at a tasty tea shop to end with. 5.5 miles

Saturday 23rd May 2015

MIND YOUR AITCHES: Abinger Hatch, Holmbury St Mary and Hurtwood - 10.00am Abinger Hatch. A walk with variety - a circular walk through three lovely Surrey villages (two of those are Abingers), mixed woodland, pine forests and heath. Most of the walk is easy but there is a short sharp ascent and 2 sets of steps which are a bit steep! Lunch tables are booked at Abinger Hatch after we arrive back in Abinger Common. 5.5 miles.

Sunday 24th May 2015

 DASHWOOD TO DISRAELI - 10.30am West Wycombe Car Park.. This walk in the southern edge of the Chilterns has many National Trust and Sir Francis Dashwood connections.It starts in the village of West Wycombe (NT) near the Hell Fire caves and walking through fine Chilterns countryside to Disraeli's former home at Hughenden (NT). Returning via the pretty green at Bradenham. Finally we enjoy fine views over West Wycombe from the Dashwood Mausoleum adjacent to the interesting 'golden ball' church. Pub lunch or picnic. 8.5 miles.

Tuesday 26th May 2015

THE TUESDAY WALK - 10.00am Polsden Lacey. After a quick coffee we head south to Sutton Abinger for lunch returning via Wotton. 12 miles brisk pace.

Wednesday 27th May 2015

BROCKENHURST NEW FOREST AWAY DAY WALK - 11.50am Station Approach, Brockenhurst. The walk takes in all the New Forest scenery of woodland, heaths, streams, and New Forest ponies and deer. This walk will be a part reccie walk around the Brockenhurst area and may form part of a longer walk to be carried out later in the summer. Please bring a picnic lunch to eat in the forest. Please refer to Waks Programme for travel details. 6 miles

Saturday 30th May 2015

SHERE MILLENIUM TRAIL - 9.30am Shere Recreation Ground. This Trail, as the name suggests, commemorates the year 2000. The Trail crosses part of the beautiful Surrey Hills, as well as the four villages of Shere, Peaslake, Holmbury St Mary and Gomshall, covering some of Surrey’s most picturesque countryside.PICNIC LUNCH at Holmbury St Mary or pub is possible if preferred (one is currently closed so the other may be very busy) 12 miles.

Sunday 31st May 2015

SHAMLEY GREEN AND BLACKHEATH - 2.00pm The Green, Shamley Green.We climb gradually up to Blackheath and return to Shamley Green via Hallams Farm. A mixture of farmland, woodland and heath with pleasant views 5 miles.

  RAMBLERS NEWS

Surrey Area Ramblers have finalised an Agreement with the MOD which enables Ramblers groups to use MOD car parks and walk across MOD land which is not already a public right of way. However walk leaders must register their walk with the MOD at least two weeks in advance if they are planning to use a MOD car Park or use MOD land that is not already designated a public right of way. For details of how to register please contact Eric H (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Nigel W (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

SAVE THE DATE

 SHIPWRIGHTS WAY - this Spring and Summer will see a series of walks covering the Shipwrights Way which runs from Bentley to Portsmouth. The first 3 stages are already on the walks programme. Stage 1 - Bentley to Liphook is on 19th April 2015, Stage 2 - Liphook to Petersfield is on 10th May 2015 and Stage 3 - Petersfield to Rowlands Castle is on 25th May 2015. Please see Walks Programme for full details.

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES
Current Ramblers  Membership Fees are as follows:

Individual Membership £34.00
Joint Membership (2 Adults at the same address) £45.00.

There is no longer a first year discount for paying by direct debit

HOLIDAYS 2015

ISLE OF WIGHT HOLIDAY 6th - 13th JUNE 2015. Now fully booked.

JURASSIC COAST JAMBOREE - 27th JUNE 2015 - 1 WEEK. Please refer to the holiday page for full details including how to book. SABRE members only.

SEPTEMBER 2015 - Sedbergh and the Yorkshire Dales. Please refer to the Holidays Page in the Members Area for full details including how to book. SABRE/SAWW members only.

For help filling in the registration form, place the cursor over the field titles.



Only accounts for full RAMBLERS ASSOCIATION SABRE members will be activated. Please use your full name in the registration process and bear in mind that it takes time for Ramblers to notify us of new members

 

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