Dartford & Gravesham Group

Group & Social News




My thanks to all those members who sent me cards and get well messages after my recent hip operation.  I am pleased to report that all appears well and that I am on the road to recovery.


I hope you all had a good summer walking and have had some enjoyable holidays.  As I write this some of you are looking forward to a weekend at St Leonards-on-Sea.  I am sure you will have a great time and I regret I will be unable to join you as I have family commitments that weekend.


Future club events during the next programme include, by popular request, a Quiz on 30th September. My apologies for that evening as I will be helping my sister enjoy her Golden Wedding celebrations. There is a Barn dance on 18th November, and our annual festive lunch on 3rd December.  All these details will be included in this Newsletter.  The Club's AGM is to be held on the 16th November; I hope to see you all there.  For new members and those who think AGMs are dull affairs, I can assure you the business side is over very quickly and afterwards you can socialise while enjoying an excellent Cheese and Wine supper.  It is also a chance to meet members who don’t walk on the same walks as you and who you do not see very often.


The new seat was erected earlier in the summer. My thanks go to all those who were involved in obtaining the seat and erecting it.  I hope to be able to sit on it in the not too distant future. For new members who may not know what I refer to ... the old seat, which had fallen into disrepair, was erected on the edge of Farningham woods to celebrate the first ten years since the start of Dartford and Gravesham Ramblers in October 1992.


With the October to January Newsletter and Walks Programme comes the changing of seasons, when the leaves change from green to a glorious golden colour.  Then there is the Festive season to look forward to.


Happy walking.

Margaret - Chairman