Many WCR members especially those who have been in our group for 10 to 20 years will recall eating at The Bowl Hastingleigh. With sadness I give you all the news of Big Rons passing. A great man in many ways with a very good sense of humour he and his good lady looked after us many, many times over the years. Good food and always ready on time. He will be sadly missed. Our condolences to his family. RIP Big Ron

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


Changes and corrections up to 26th May 2019

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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

I am proposing to run a holiday on the Isle-of-Wight from the 8th to 14th June 2020. The details are as follows. The cost 30-39 passengers £445 pp. 40-50 passengers £425pp. The price includes: 6 nights/ 7 days half board at the Wight Bay hotel Sandown. Return coach trip and the use of the coach for the holiday. Ferry tickets for passengers and coach. Rooms available: 10 Double: 10 twin: 10 single (no supplement, everybody pays the same). All rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Up to 3 walks per day. 4 walking days and 1 free day (Osbourne house?) It is important you book your place by 30 April 2019. If the minimum number is not reached by then, the holiday will be cancelled. For bookings and information, contact Jim Bushnell at: Phone 07948 149938. Do not send me any money at this stage.

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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