Newmarket Ramblers

Guided walks in the Newmarket area


Sausage lunch Sunday 21st January 2018

It was frosty with a touch of snow in the air.  Several brave souls turned up for the walk led by Phil before the lunch. 40 of us sat down for the lunch.  Prior to sitting down Hilary set the ball rolling with a questionnaire which required us to match facts with people and their life stories within the group. This gave an opportunity to catch-up with walking friends, founder members and guests.

As usual the ‘kitchen team’ were well organised and with apparent ease prepared the large amount of sausages and mash followed by many home-made apple pies and tarts with custard. All feasted well and many hands made light work of clearing away and washing up.

After lunch there was a ‘bring and buy’ stall, innovated by David Brackenbridge to help share unwanted but useable walking clothes and equipment, and a raffle ably run once again by Maureen.  Then followed more quizzes from Hilary and Peter. First, slides of buildings to be identified –the Gateshead Millenium ‘blinking eye bridge’ was blinking difficult - and then anagrams of capital cities – who would have thought Luxembourg would be so tricky ! 

The day was enjoyed by all. There had been a steady drizzle of sleet all day with cars beginning to look rather white but temperatures were on the rise when we left, presenting no hazard to a safe journey home. 

Sausage Lunch January 21st 2018

The annual sausage feast will be held in Kirtling Hall again this year. Following a morning walk from the Hall Newmarket sausages, mashed potato, homemade apple pie/crumble and custard will be served. Bring your own drinks. Tea and coffee will be provided followed by afternoon entertainment. Please return your booking details ( given below)  to Joyce Fraser, 2 Balaton Place, Snailwell Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7YP as soon as possible and by 12th January 2018 at the latest. .


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Cheques payable to Newmarket Ramblers Social Fund

Rede Walk September 6th

The Wednesday walk this week was around Rede. Jenny sent some photos saying it was lovely walk from Rede, through open countryside, with a trip across a ploughed field and a detour to avoid a curious bull! 

Summer Lunch June 9th 2017


A brilliantly summer day – with only a hint of clouds. Phil led a five mile walk and had some work to do cutting back the amazing growth from the recent heavy rains.  When the walkers returned there was a lunch of bread, cheese, quiche and  salads. Peter and Steve had set up the games – bowls, boules (petanc) and croquet.  A perfect time for chatting, lazing and trying our hand at throwing balls (with or without a curve !) or hitting them with the mallets. All exhausting work - so tea and home- made cakes to finish were welcome.


Many thanks to Hilary for starting this tradition, to all who cooked, prepared and put away and to those who walked and played ! A very enjoyable English event.


Monday, February 19, 2018