Welcome to the Strollers
Please do join us for a walk through the glorious English countryside. Everyone is welcome and we certainly encourage you to try a walk or two with us before joining the club (at the princely sum of £5 per year!)
What, where and how?
We are a collection of people from all age groups and backgrounds who love to walk c.20 miles a day along the myriad footpaths of the South East. Each walk has a leader (the conductor) who will have done several recces of the walk to ensure we follow the most attractive and interesting routes. We may do shorter walks in winter and longer in summer.
Walks start and end at train stations (all accessible from London). Despite our title, we do not walk exclusively in Surrey and tend to find ourselves most regularly in the Chilterns, Hampshire and the Kent countryside. We may also walk a few urban routes in winter to avoid very deep mud. Though we can’t guarantee that any walk is mud free!
We normally stop for lunch at a pub or café with a picnic spot nearby and will always try to incorporate an essential tea and cake stop near the end.
We walk fortnightly, on a Saturday or Sunday, and you can find information about upcoming strolls here or on our strolls fixture page. The walking programme is also e-mailed to members. You’ll also find on this site reports and photographs of recent strolls plus our archive of stroll reports and photos to give you a good idea of what we’ve been up to and where.
We sometimes organise walking trips to other parts of the UK with recent highlights including Bath and its Somerset surroundings and Hadrian’s Wall.
Joining your first stroll
You’re very welcome to just turn up and try us out or if you let us know in advance that you’re coming, the conductor will make sure to look out for you.
We don’t walk as fast as the Race Walking component of the Surrey Walking Club(!) – though you will need to be able to walk at a pace of around 3 miles per hour.
Please wear walking shoes, boots or substantial trainers, bring warm or waterproof gear if the forecast suggests it, and snacks and water for the whole day. In winter, you may want a torch with you in case we finish after dark. Our walk numbers are smaller than many walking clubs so you will find you are immediately welcomed into the heart of the group.
Please feel free to get in touch
Kate and Lynne are the Strolls Secretaries who curate the quarterly walking programmes, Gail and John oversee everything else. John is the Treasurer and Gail is a Vice President and between them they look after membership, finance, aspects of the website and all communications.