Walk leader resources


Information and resources for our group walk leaders

New walk leaders always welcome. To lead a walk, email: info@wokingramblers.org

New parking charges for countryside sites – LEARN MORE >

The 15 car park (CP) sites affected are:
  • Chobham Common (x6 CP)
  • Whitmoor Common (x2 CP – both are on Salt Box Road)
  • Norbury Park (x3 CP)
  • Wisley & Ockham Commons (x3 CP – including Wren’s Nest)
  • Rodborough Common (x1 CP)

Chobham Common car parks subject to charges are:

  • Fishpool
  • Jubilee Mount
  • Longcross
  • Roundabout
  • Staple Hil
  • Victoria Monument 

Some local car parks not affected by the new parking charges include:

  • Chobham Place Woods CP, owned by Surrey Heath Borough Council
  • Whitmoor Common, “Jolly Farmer” CP in Burdenshot Road 

New parking charges for Newlands Corner – LEARN MORE >

Only the Newlands Corner main car park (CP) on the A25 at the top of the hill is affected.

Some alternative nearby car parks not affected by the new parking charges include:

  • Car parks to the east and west of St. Martha’s Hill
  • Silent Pool CP
  • West Hanger CP, where the North Downs Way is crossed by Staple Lane about 1.5 miles due east of Newlands Corner
  • White Lane CP, at western end of Newlands Corner

New 2 hr maximum stay at some Horsell Common car parks:

  • Monument Road CP
  • Six Cross Roads CP

Useful information 

Footpath news – LEARN MORE >

Uploading a walk – LEARN MORE > 

Walks and event calendar 

  • Calendar tutorials – check out exploring calendar views video (new window)
  • Calendar of Walks and Events colour key and who sets (new window):
    • Yellow: Date Reserved – walk leader 
    • Green: Walk Uploaded – walk leader
    • Blue: Walk Published – walk coordinator
    • Red: Walk at Risk – walk leader or walk coordinator
    • Grey: Public Holiday/Event – administrator

Download forms 

Walking with dogs

The Ramblers encourages all walking groups to allow dogs on walks, although some walks aren’t ideal. Registered Assistance Dogs are allowed on any walk. Here are three alternative versions of proposed wording for insertion in the Further details — Additional notes section when uploading each walk. Use one option only — the first one is normally suggested.

  • Dogs should be kept under control and no more than one dog per walker please 
  • Dogs should be kept on a lead throughout the walk and no more than one dog per walker please
  • Registered Assistance dogs only

Although the ultimate decision on whether to permit dogs lies with the individual walk leader, we don't want to give the impression that the Ramblers is not a dog friendly organisation.  

Car share

Walk leaders may elect to include details of a time and meeting point for walkers interested in car sharing – the leader does not have participate. Some locations typically used are:

  • Horsell Rise street parking – TQ002595 
  • Pyrford Common Road car park – TQ029591 

Please be sure to inlude in the Staring point, Location details: "There can be no guarantee that car share places will be available for anyone arriving on foot or by bike"

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

The Ramblers safeguarding policy, procedures and guidelines for protecting children and vulnerable adults are reviewed on a regular basis. Please ensure that you are up-to-date with the latest version of the Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults toolkit.

Walk coordinators – review and approve walks so they are published on the group website 

  • Julia
  • Malcolm

Feedback about this website—email info@wokingramblers.org

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