White Cliffs walks programme: August to November 2019

As we reach the mid-point of the year it is time to start planning for the late summer / autumn programme, and the start of our appeal for walks for this period. Even if you have not sorted out the details of a walk that you might offer but have certain dates in mind please get in touch with us as soon as possible. When planning your walk, please take note of the following dates: 22nd – 28th August - White Cliffs Walking Festival – no separate WCR walks during the festival: 27th October - end of British Summer Time, clocks go back an hour, gets darker earlier: 3rd November - Annual General Meeting walk: 10th November – Remembrance Sunday, we are planning to repeat last year’s walk from Walmer to the Dover Memorial Patrol. If you have not led a group walk before and are interested in doing so but would like to access some support / advice please contact us (or any other Committee member) and we will endeavour to put you in touch with an experienced walk leader to assist you.

Commemorative Water Bottles

As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, we are thinking of ordering some special White Cliffs Ramblers commemorative water bottles to sell to members for a small fee. Water bottles, of course, are a vital part of equipment for all walkers (particularly with summer approaching!) and they also have quite a long shelf life. The water bottles would be hard wearing and long lasting and would bear our group’s distinctive logo (which, of course, has the words ‘EST 1989’ clearly emblazoned on it). If we do order water bottles, we are thinking of selling them to members for £3 each – but before we make an order, we need to get an idea of how many we are likely to sell. So if you are interested in a commemorative White Cliffs Ramblers water bottle to help mark this special year for our group, please email Graham Smith on

The Pines Garden Tea Room & Museum

I have just been informed of an error in one of the advertisements printed in our Newsletter, which I distributed to you last week. The advertisement concerned is on p6, for The Pines Garden Tea Room & Museum. In fact, the Tea Room is open EVERY day throughout the year, and the summer opening times are from 10am until 4.30pm. Could you please amend your booklet accordingly - and do please visit the Tea Room sometime. Many of those of who took part in last Thursday's walk enjoyed a great welcome and a lovely lunch at the Pine Gardens. I have apologised to Carol from The Bay Trust who manages the tearoom and is looking forward to welcoming us back soon. Best wishes Andrew


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First Aid Kits

If you are leading a walk in this programme and do not have a Walk Leaders First Aid Kit, please contact who can provide you with one. We would rather you had a kit that anyone could use on a walk rather than nothing at all.


White Cliffs Walking Festival August 2019

Do you use, Facebook,Instagram,or Twitter? Are you fairly knowledgeable in one or more of these? Do you think you could help promote the White Cliffs Walking Festival 2019 using social media? For the promotion of the White Cliffs Walking Festival this year, we wish to make more use of social media. It will help us reach a much wider audience, particularly individuals, groups and communities who use social media as a main form of receiving and giving information. To help us, we would very much appreciate some help in developing better use of social media. If you think you think you could help working with a small team to advise and assist in promoting the Festival, we would very much like to hear from you. We are seeking assistance from now until the end of the Festival at the end of August 2019. Please contact Neil Fraser, Festival Coordinator (email who will ensure one of the Festival promotion team contact you, i.e. Graham Smith, Lesley Stephenson, Helena Trevelyan, Rhona Hodges or Les Preston. Neil Fraser

WHITE CLIFFS RAMBLERS HOLIDAY Isle-of Wight 8th-14th June 2020

The time has come for those booked on the holiday to pay your deposit £75.00pp. You can pay one of two ways. Our preference is by BACS. Send to, Unit Trust bank. Sort code: 60-83-01 Account number: 20376701. Please give your name as reference. OR Make the cheque payable to:- Ramblers Association (KT9) & Send the cheque to:- Margaret Milstead-Williamson 1 The Green, Lower Halstow , Sittingbourne ME 9 7DT. I have to stress that the deposit is non-returnable. However,if you do need to pull out your deposit will be refunded if a replacement can be found. We have three double rooms still available. Best Regards Jim Bushnell

Mallorca Holiday 8th to 16 October, 2019

October 8th for 8 nights. There are six places left on this walking holiday, we will be booking the final flights within the next couple of weeks. If you would like further information with a view to joining us please email asap. Margaret M-W & Margaret L. &

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