We had a three day, two night trip out to the Dorking area, staying at Tanners Hatch and Holmbury St Mary Youth Hostels. Classic COPSE activity, hiking between hostels, with the added bonus that it was just a 30 minute train ride from Croydon, so we got maximum activity with minimal travel time. We had… Read More


On Saturday 10th June, ten of us met up in Littlehampton and walked a mile or two out of town to visit Climping village and their village open gardens day. The opportunity to nose around in other people’s gardens is too good to miss, especially when some of the properties they are attached to are… Read More


  Our two centre trip to Scotland started with train journey to Perth, changing at Edinburgh Waverley. We picked up two mini-buses at Perth and headed for Aberfeldy where our bunkhouse was based. From Aberfeldy, we left the town via a picturesque narrow bridge across a river, shortly to turn off along a long unmade… Read More


After having already heard an uplifting weather forecast promising fine weather, six of us met at East Croydon station to travel to the Sandhurst area. The walk was mainly through parkland following a river with a stop at the Tally Ho pub at Eversley for lunch. On route to our lunch stop, we passed a… Read More


This walk, which Margaret organized, did not require an early start which was just as well for those who got back late from the Barn Dance at Godalming! We met at East Croydon at 11.08am to pick up a 466 bus to Caterham on the Hill. I was early (surprise, surprise!), but Barry and Tracey… Read More


A post Christmas circular walk from Balcombe train station. It was cold but sunny day with no wind, ideal for walking. It was perhaps surprising that we encountered some muddy and watery bits, particularly through woodland, even though there had been less than average rainfall for the time of year and it was predominantly on… Read More