North Herts Ramblers Group

Where we do all the talking and our feet do all the walking!

Our Social Subcommittee 


Sheila George, Tricia Turner, Sally Cannon and Mia Matheson

Our Social Subcommittee works for us! 

Covent Garden Clues Walk - Saturday 7 October

We will travel to London by train arriving in Covent Garden at about 11.00 pm. At the moment the train timetable has a slow train leaving Stevenage at 9.30 and fast train leaving Stevenage at 10.06. Train times will be confirmed a week before the event.

When we have arrived Tricia will issue the treasure hunt clues to teams of four who will then set off on the walk around London. Please bring a packed lunch with you to consume on the way round as we plan to meet outside of the Punch and Judy Pub in the Piazza at 3.00 pm to mark papers and round off the day with a drink.

To secure your place for this event please email Tricia Turner. The deadline for booking this event is Friday 16th September.

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Barn Dance - Saturday 18 November 

The Barn Dance will take place in Woolmer Green Village Hall from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm. Dancing to the Ivel Valley Band will commence at 7.45 pm. No experience of barn dancing is necessary as full instructions will be given by the caller, Jean Rutt.

There will be a bring and share buffet so please bring a plate of food per person together with your preferred drink for personal consumption. Plates, cutlery, napkins and glasses will be provided.

Tickets are £10 per person. To book your place email Sheila George with a copy to the Treasurer Angela Marchant and send a payment of £10 per person by BACS reference Barn Dance/your surname to the NHRG bank account.

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Holiday to Sidmouth 31 July 2017

Five nights Monday 31 July – Saturday 5 August 2017

As well as being a particularly attractive seaside town on the East Devon coast, Sidmouth is ideally situated in the centre of a walker’s paradise with wonderful scenic countryside both on the coast and inland. As well as the 95 mile Jurassic Coast shoreline there are numerous trails along the Exe and Axe Estuaries, there is the East Devon Way and many other circular walks.

We will stay at the Ramblers Holidays Sidholme Hotel, an elegant Georgian mansion set within beautiful grounds and just a short stroll from the seafront. The hotel has an indoor heated swimming pool. We have provisionally reserved 15 twin/double rooms and 7 single rooms.  This provides accommodation for 37.

The cost for 5 night’s half board accommodation is £360 per person.  There is a group discount of 5% for 16 or more, so with sufficient numbers this could bring the price down to £342 per person.

Following the success of the Buxton self-led holiday, and with the help of our own excellent North Herts Ramblers leaders, Sally and Dennis are now going to organise and co-ordinate the walking programme for this holiday.  There will be the choice of a long walk or a short walk each day.

 A deposit of £75 is required with the balance being paid 11 weeks before departure. If you would like to go on this holiday please email Sally Cannon and the Treasurer Angela Marchant and pay the deposit per person by BACS reference Sidmouth/your surname to the NHRG bank account.

The deadline for us to secure the rooms provisionally booked for this holiday is the 31st October 2016.

Waiting List only now... 

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Holiday to Italy - 13 September 2017 for a week

This holiday allows us to explore the coastal beauty of the Cinque Terre between Genoa and Pisa in Italy. It has a choice of easier or harder walks each day to allow everybody to get the most out of walking this beautiful coastline.

We stay in Sestri Levante, a great base from which to explore the Cinque Terre to the south and Portofino to the north. From here we can walk the spectacular coastal paths above the Cinque Terre or ‘ive Lands’ Sestri itself is a small, relaxed resort spread over two bays. The smart old town, situated on the isthmus, separates the evocatively named Bay of Silence from the Bay of Fables, where our hotel is situated. The Hotel Celeste has the perfect combination of family run hospitality and modern efficiency. It has an ideal sea front location.

Accommodation is in twin bedded and single rooms with shower and wc in the 3 star Hotel Celeste. The hotel is particularly well appointed, situated behind its own private beach where sun loungers and canoes may be hired. All rooms have hairdryer, safe and free Wi-Fi. There is also a free internet terminal in reception.

Breakfasts and dinners are included in the holiday price and will be taken in the hotel.

Lunches are not included. Sestri offers possibilities to purchase picnic supplies. Return flights and all local transport costs in connection with the walks are included.

The basic price is £980 per person sharing a twin bedded room, with a single supplement of £155/£210 depending on the room type.

For further details on the holiday please see the Ramblers Holiday brochure or visit

For further information and to register your interest please contact Chris Young 07508 471928

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Holiday in Derbyshire Monday 2 July to 6 July 2018

Sally and Dennis Cannon and Chris Young are organising a walking holiday based at the Lee Wood Hotel in Buxton. The cost per person is £348 for a double or twin room and £408 for single occupancy in a twin room, for half board meals & accommodation. 

There will be a choice of a short or long walk each day. We stayed in this hotel in 2016 and it was excellent. Thirty rooms have been held until 1st September 2017. If you would like to join us for this holiday please email Sally Cannon and Angela Marchant, with your room preference and pay a deposit of £50 per person by BACS reference Buxton/your surname.

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14 September 2018 Guided walking to Greece - Karystos - Evia

NHRG is organising a one week walking holiday to Karystos with HF Holidays – Holiday ref EKLCL
Price £1199 with air tickets from LHR - £999 with no air tickets.
Two leaders – and a choice of easier or harder walks.
Some more information:
The hotel has 8 double rooms and 10 twin rooms. The double rooms can be used for single occupancy with £25 supplement per day.
HF have reserved 15 air tickets for the above price with BA from LHR – if there are more people interested there may be a surcharge – so book early!
If you wish to travel independently there are more options to fly to Athens and combine this with an extension of your holiday. For example Athens site seeing or visit an other Greek island.
To book:
Send an email to Leon and Angela along with £150 deposit per person – Please pay by BACS.
We need the deposit by the end of September to ensure we get the whole hotel for us if possible – so please book early.
BACS Information
Sort Code: 60-83-01
Account Number: 20115700
Account Name: The Ramblers Assn (HF3)
Reference: Your name/Greece

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