Welcome to the Havering and East London Ramblers

Havering & East London Ramblers are a friendly group of people who enjoy walking and, some say, talking. We are based in the Romford, Hornchurch, Upminster Harold wood,Rainham areas as well as Barking and Dagenham and East London, and are part of 'Ramblers'.

Our walks take place on Tuesday, Saturday, which are usually graded 'leisurely' so most people can join in, with longer walks on Sunday. In the summer there are also evening walks.  After each walk there is opportunity to relax in a local public house and have a meal and a drink in the company of friends. You will find details of our walks on the 'Our walks' page. There is no need to book, just come along to the start point and introduce yourself to the walk leader. You will be most welcome. If you want to have a chat before you come along just phone 07583 532 309 and find out more, or e mail haveringeastlondonramblers@gmail.com

Social Events

Regularly we enjoy an evening meal together at a local pub, and of course a 'Christmas Lunch'.. Have a look in '
Forthcoming events' for more details.

We look forward to seeing you.

The Walking Partnership


 We are part of the Walking Partnership run by Ramblers Walking Holidays. Ramblers Walking Holidays organise Walking Holidays all over the world. Members of the group who have been on their holidays say they are very good. 

If you book your holiday with them, mention that you are a member of Havering East London Ramblers and RWH donate money to us, which we use to promote our walks. Have a look at their website

And if you fancy something a little different to a walking holiday then follow the link to RWH site and then look at their sister organisation holidays. Equally good quality.


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  • Christmas Lunch

    Christmas Lunch has not yet been arranged. But keep an eye open.

  • AGM 2018

    The AGMhas not yet been arranged. But keep an eye open

Walking in Essex
Message from the Area Chair

A message from Gordon Bird, Essex Area Chair.

The Inspector has recently announced that the Public Inquiry into the proposed Network Rail Essex and others Level crossing reduction order will recommence in Chelmsford on Tues 25th September 2018 following its adjournment on 20th October 2017 due to Network Rail's failure to follow procedures correctly. In the meantime the Cambridgeshire Inquiry has completed whilst the Suffolk Inquiry is under way. We await the findings of these Inquiry's with interest. 

For information, of the original 69 crossings scheduled for closure in Essex and other authorities 10 have been withdrawn. Of the remaining 59 Ramblers have objected to the closure of 37 (3 are conditional).

Network Rail have made it clear this particular programme is the first of many aimed at closing all level crossings (where possible) in the Anglia region and if successful in the rest of the country. There are around 6000 level crossings in the UK; closures would result in a significant disruption to, and degradation of, the UK public right of way network. In addition costs (e. g. footpath maintenance) and health and safety factors would be transferred from Network Rail to cash strapped local authorities.

To get an idea of the scale and scope of the Inquiry please go to the Inquiry web site at http://essex-level-crossings.persona-pi.com/

Gordon Bird

Essex Chair


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Whats New

Sunday Morning Walk

Some Sunday walks are now Morning walks with another walk in the afternoon, if you would like to stretch your legs a little further. Check out the walks pages for details.

TFL Engineering

TfL Engineeering plans for the next few months are available here A permanent link is on the Links page. (Published

21 March)

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