Mick Thatcher's Announcements (30)

Brighton & Hove Ramblers Annual BBQ Sat July 14th

This is to invite all members to my field in Ditchling for our annual BBQ. See walks programme for details about the 4 mile walk. You can arrive any time from midday onwards.  The field is in Spatham Lane BN6 8XJ   TQ337157 & I will place a sign near the gate. From Ditchling go east from the crossroads on the Lewes Road for about three quarters of a mile. Turn left into Spatham Lane. The field is another three quarters of a mile on the left hand side. Bring all you need for your BBQ. We…

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Added by Mick Thatcher on July 2, 2018 at 9:46 — No Comments

Thursdays walk June 7th Rodmell

The car park has changed to the Pub.  The Abergavenny Arms in Rodmell village on the main Newhaven road.  Map ref  Ext 122  TQ418059  I look forward to good weather this Thursday. Cheers  Mick Thatcher 01273 500341

Added by Mick Thatcher on June 4, 2018 at 9:46 — No Comments

Extra Sunday walk April 22nd

I have arranged another walk this coming Sunday using your Bus Pass (  If you have one !!! ) It will be from the Devils Dyke Hotel to Bramber. It is approx. 6 miles  Get the 77 bus from Brighton to the Dyke arriving at 1316hrs. We will leave the Dyke at 1330hrs. After the walk we will come back to Brighton on the No 2 bus leaving Bramber at 1623hrs or 1723hrs.  We hope to have tea & cake in Bramber.  The 77 bus leaves Churchill Sq at 1252hrs & Brighton Station at 1257hrs.  I hope to…

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Added by Mick Thatcher on April 20, 2018 at 14:57 — No Comments

Dec 30th Change of walk from Hastings to Ditchling Circ

I have decided to change next Saturdays walk from Hastings to Ditchling circ   Details are as follows.       Sat Dec 30th 2017    Meet 0930 East side Preston Park Station ( BN1 6SG TQ 300068 ) Walk starts Ditchling car park at 1015.  Explore Map 122  OL 11  TQ 327152 Walk via Westmeston, Streat & Plumpton Green Pub.  Est finish time  1500.    Contact Mick T  01273 500341  or 07504 631753 ( on the day ) 

Added by Mick Thatcher on December 24, 2017 at 12:47 — No Comments

Walk Thursday Oct 5th 2017 Ditchling circ

I look forward to our Thursday walk this week. We will meet at my field in Spatham Lane Ditchling for a 1015am start or the east side of Preston Park Station at 930am.  I will put up a sign in the lane to help direct you.  Weather permitting we will be cooking Bacon & Eggs etc after the walk.This should be ready at 130pm  Please pay 50p for the food & drink.  We will also be collecting towards Children in Need.  The 6 mile walk is very flat with a good number of stiles.  Mick…

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Added by Mick Thatcher on October 1, 2017 at 15:57 — No Comments

Walk Thursday Oct 5th 2017 Ditchling circ

I look forward to our Thursday walk this week. We will meet at my field in Spatham Lane Ditchling for a 1015am start or the east side of Preston Park Station at 930am.  I will put up a sign in the lane to help direct you.  Weather permitting we will be cooking Bacon & Eggs etc after the walk.This should be ready at 130pm  Please pay 50p for the food & drink.  We will also be collecting towards Children in Need.  The 6 mile walk is very flat with a good number of stiles.  Mick…

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Added by Mick Thatcher on October 1, 2017 at 15:57 — No Comments

Thursdays 1066 walk

I look forward to greeting everyone in Catsfield for our 7 mile walk.  The weather forecast is good for Thursday !!  Perhaps the odd shower. John Harmer from the Rother Ramblers will lead the walk for us. He has done a lot for Ramblers in previous years. He also sometimes puts walks in The Argus. We will have a Lunch stop in Battle for a Pub / Picnic.The walk should finish just after 3pm.  It says in the programme that we will start in Catsfield at 10.30am, but I will wait another 10 mins…

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Added by Mick Thatcher on July 25, 2017 at 20:05 — 2 Comments

London Walk Dec 3rd

This is just a follow up from the programme details. Please meet at Brighton Station near W H Smith. Meet at 0815 if you have got your ticket or 0810 if you need to buy the ticket on Sat. We intend to get 0832 train to London Bridge. As far as I know all should be should be OK with the trains !!!  If you want me to buy your ticket, please let me know by 1000 on Friday morning. If we have groups of 3 the price is only £7, but you must also travel back in the evening with your group of 3…

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Added by Mick Thatcher on November 30, 2016 at 15:48 — 1 Comment

Ski holidays in La Tania Courchevel Jan 7th - 14th

I have a twin room spare for a Chalet in La Tania. Chalet Sapphire has 12 spaces & I need to find 2  people for a twin room. The cost is £576 & includes flights Gatwick to Lyon,transfer by coach.We will have good en suite accommodation. Chalet staff will cook full breakfast, afternoon tea & a 3 course dinner with wine. On one night we go to a local restaurant.If you do not want to ski you could enjoy winter walking in snow & use of some of the Mountain lifts. Look at the…

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Added by Mick Thatcher on October 20, 2016 at 12:28 — No Comments

Pulborough Brooks walk Sat Oct 22nd

I hope to see some of you on this walk on Saturday. Very interesting views on a mostly flat walk.  PARKING  Please park in the first area on the left before the main car park. I have 2 extra tickets for entry to the Reserve. See you 9.30am at Preston Park or just before 10.30am at Pulborough.  Mick Thatcher  01273 500341

Added by Mick Thatcher on October 20, 2016 at 12:06 — No Comments

Thursdays Walk Kingley Vale

We will start the walk at 10.45am because of the time it takes from Brighton. From the middle of Chichester go about 4 miles on the B2178 to East Ashling. Go just past The Horse & Groom Pub & turn right towards West Stoke. After about three quarters of a mile turn left at the sign post & you will find the car park. Look at the website ---  Kingley Vale Nature Reserve.  The weather forecast looks good !!  See you Thursday.  Mick T  01273 500341

Added by Mick Thatcher on September 5, 2016 at 23:06 — No Comments

Swiss holiday 24/9 --- 1/10

I am again organising a holiday in Kandersteg Bernese Oberland. Sat 24/9 Gatwick to Geneva 1045hrs flight £31.74  Return Sat Oct 1st from Geneva 2145hrs £23.74.  The cost will be about £550 inclusive.  We will stay in twin rooms with facilities in the International Scout Chalet  ( KISC on line ) More details when I return from Switzerland on Thurs week. You can have one of the twin rooms as a single.  Please book your flight.  All the best  Mick Thatcher.  01273 500341

Added by Mick Thatcher on June 8, 2016 at 10:02 — No Comments

Cuckfield walk Thursday March 24th

As Peter Jarman cannot now lead the walk he has asked me to do it.  Please note that you will need a parking disc to park in the Cuckfield car park. The cost is £1 & you can get them in the PO & other local shops near the car park. I hope to see you with some good weather!!   Mick Thatcher  01273 500341   07580 654848

Added by Mick Thatcher on March 22, 2016 at 15:34 — No Comments

RA 200 reunion of members & ex Members Wed Feb 24th

We are meeting again this coming Wed from midday in The Swan Inn Falmer.  If you can please come along. Please tell others. I hope to see you.  Mick Thatcher 01273 500341 ( This will not include a walk )

Added by Mick Thatcher on February 21, 2016 at 10:58 — No Comments

Walk Sat Feb 20th

I must apologise for completly forgeting yesterdays walk !!  I did not put it in my diary. Sorry! Sorry!  Mick Thatcher

Added by Mick Thatcher on February 21, 2016 at 10:51 — No Comments

Ramblers walk Sat Oct 31st

Please note that the map is Exp 121 & not Exp 122 as on the programme.  If possible bring a packed lunch. Mick Thatcher  01273 500341    07580 654848 ( on Sat )

Added by Mick Thatcher on October 28, 2015 at 15:54 — No Comments

Lord Mayors Show London Nov 14th

I am organising a visit to the show on Nov 14th. We will meet at Brighton Station at 8.30am in time to get the 8.56am train to London Bridge. Groups of 4 people can go for £6.95 each. Please let me have the money by Nov 12th. If you decide late to come, you can still buy the cheap tickets at the Station in groups of 4. You have to travel as a group. Singles will have to pay more. The procession starts at 11am & I intend to stand & watch close to St Pauls. You can bring a packed lunch…

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Added by Mick Thatcher on October 28, 2015 at 15:46 — No Comments

Thursday walk from Herstmonceux Sept 3rd

If going direct -- The car park is on the left in the village, behind the Woolpack Inn ( Yellow pub ) It is about 28 miles from Brighton & takes about 45 minutes. I will have the pub menu so we can order before we walk. They have a large selection of pensioners meals all at £4.95 Let us hope for good weather !!  Mick Thatcher 01273 500341  mike.thatcher2@ntlworld.com

Added by Mick Thatcher on August 31, 2015 at 12:14 — No Comments

Ski holiday Dec 12th - 19th 2015

Dear All --- I am again organising a Ski holiday to La Tania in the French Alps. I have a Chalet booked & need 3 more people to fill it. I need one male for a twin room & I have one twin room for 2 people. The cost is about £450 to include flights. transfer, accommodation & most food. For more info --- Please phone or email me ASAP. Mick Thatcher 01273 500341    mike.thatcher2@ntlworld.com

Added by Mick Thatcher on June 18, 2015 at 15:13 — No Comments

Burpham circ Thurs June 25th

A couple of changes.    We will start the walk at 10.30am --- It takes about 45 mins to get to the start. We will probably change the pub after the walk. Food at The George is expensive. I hope to see a good number of you on this Downland walk.  See you next Thursday.            Mick Thatcher  01273 500341 or 07580 654848 on the day. mike.thatcher2@ntlworld.com 

Added by Mick Thatcher on June 18, 2015 at 15:03 — No Comments

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