How to Join

Interested in joining Downs and Weald Rambling Group?  Don’t forget to check out the FAQs.

If you would like to join DWRG please complete our online Membership Application Form which also provides details of how to pay your subscription. The current subscription is just £5 per calendar year.

Here are just some of the ways you benefit by belonging to this club:

  1. Participation on any walk is free of charge
  2. Browse our online programme of walks and social events
  3. Cover under DWRG’s Civil Liability insurance policy
  4. Monthly e-mail bulletins (optional) with walking programme update details
  5. Weekend walking breaks at cost price
  6. 15% discount on outdoor gear at Cotswold Outdoor stores
  7. Use of the club’s YHA Group Membership to qualify for low cost accommodation at any of the 220 Youth Hostels, Camping Barns, and Bunkhouses in England and Wales

If you have any questions before you join, do feel free to contact Marianne, our Membership Secretary, by using this Membership Enquiry Form. On the form please ensure that you provide sufficient details to enable Marianne to get back to you.

We need the full contact details of anyone potentially coming on any walks, just for safety reasons, and do not use such information other than for this. Upfront registration with us avoids the need for our walk leaders to carry out any admin for the group at the start of their walk.

In summary, use the Membership Enquiry Form for any questions before you join, and the Membership Application Form when applying for, or renewing your membership.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member.

Here is an example of some of recent walks:

The Reigate Round 9.6 miles/15.5km
OS Explorer 146
1000hrs start from Reigate Heath car park on Flanchford Road (TQ239502), post code RH2 8AB, near the A25. We follow the Greensand Way with views of Reigate Hill from the summit, descending onto farmland for lunch at the Plough in Leigh (RH2 8NJ) after 5.5 miles. After lunch we go over Rice Bridge to Wonham Mill for views from the Windmill at Reigate Heath Golf Course. Refreshments at Skimmington Castle Pub before a short walk back to the cars.
Leader: Celia and Tim
Kent and East Sussex Rock 11 miles/17.7km
OS Explorer OL 135
10.00am start from Groombridge, which straddles Kent and East Sussex, from the small car park off Station Road, opposite the Post Office,(TQ532374) TN3 9QX. We’ll walk around Birchen Wood, past Harrison’s Rocks and along the High Weald Landscape trail to Eridge Rocks. We continue past Bowles Rocks to the tiny hamlet of Boarshead where we will have lunch in the 17th century Boars Head Inn. After lunch we have a shorter walk back to Groombridge through glorious countryside with views across two counties. We aim to finish at about 15.30.
Leader: Val
Brockham to Betchworth Circular with Optional Meal at the Dolphin Pub 3 miles/ 4.83km
Landranger 187/Explorer 146
Meet 7.30pm prompt on Brockham Village Green near Royal Oak (TQ198496) to walk to the Dolphin Pub at Betchworth, where we will stop for about a hour to allow time to have a meal (or just drinks). Reasonable priced pub food. Afterwards return along surfaced track in dark to Brockham. Please bring torch.
Leaders: Gillian and Andrew
Headley Heath to Walton Heath via the North Downs Way 10 miles/ 16.1km
OS Explorer 146
1000hrs start from the National Trust Brimmer car park, Headley Heath (TQ204532) post code KT18 6NR. The car park is free to NT members. This walk includes beautiful lanes and pathways with lovely stretches of heathland. The walk is relatively flat but does include one steep descent and brief ascent up onto Mount Hill on the North Downs. We will follow the North Downs Way to Mogador where we will have lunch at the Sportsman pub (TQ239531) post code KT20 7ES. This is also an ideal spot for a picnic if preferred. The afternoon is a walk over Walton Heath to Mere Pond at Walton on the Hill then to Headley and Costal Woods (where hopefully, the bluebells will be in full bloom). We finish the walk on one of the trails around the heath with views to admire.
Leader: Bev
Circular walk from Westhumble to include ascent of Box Hill 3 miles/ 4.83km
Explorer 146
Meet to start walking promptly at 7.30pm at the Stepping Stones PH (TQ170517) Westhumble. Please bring a torch. Pub drinks afterwards.
Leader: Geoff

YHA Walking Trip to the Gower Peninsula
YHA trip to Rhossili on the Gower Peninsula – Friday 29 April to Monday 2nd May 2016. We will be taking over the whole hostel. Rhossili is ideally situated for exploring the Gower and close to where we will be staying is the stunning Rhossili Bay and the infamous Worms Head. The YHA will provide breakfast, an evening meal and provide a packed lunch under the full board arrangement. The cost for full board will be £44.10 per night, which equates to £132.30 for the three nights. The closing date for booking your place is Wednesday 24th February. To book your place please e-mail steve.moggs@gmail.com.
Leader: Steve
Bookham Nightingale Walk 3.5 miles
OS Explorer 146
Meet at 7:45pm Bookham Railway station (TQ126556).  Walk across Bookham & Effingham Commons to see if we can hear one of the fabled Nightingales and then head to The Olde Windsor Castle PH, Little Bookham. Please bring torches…the birds sing best at dusk so no dogs as they scare the Nightingales.
Leaders: Andrew & Gillian
Lavender, Ouse and Plague! 10.4 miles/ 16.7 km
OS Explorer OL11
10.00am start from the Lavender Line station in Isfield, East Sussex (TQ452172) TN225XB. In the morning we follow the River Ouse towards Barcombe Mills and through the weirs. We will cross several disused railway lines and visit the Norman parish church of Barcombe. We’ll have lunch at the Royal Oak pub in Barcombe Cross (TQ420158). In the afternoon we continue northeastwards through woods following to the River Ouse, pass over the line of a Roman road and walk along the river bank to Isfield where refreshments can be taken in the station. The countryside is relatively flat with a total height gain of 459 feet.
Leader: Bob