It is very sad to report the death of Eric Chardin, a long-term member of the CRC. Eric walked with us regularly for many years and often led walks on our coach/hotel weekends. Only last year Eric re-visited Normandy as a Veteran.
The Club will be walking on the North Downs and around Ashdown Forest in Sussex over the first weekend in October 2020 (2 nights). Our base is the East Grinstead Travelodge, which is centrally situated in this historic town. We can also walk around Weir Wood Reservoir and possibly visit the NT’s Sheffield Park Gardens for a display of early autumn colour. There is one twin room available for £78 and possibly a single/double room for £66. Please contact Jill or book your own accommodation – but do let Jill know if you are joining us. We hope to arrange a half day’s walk on the Friday, together with two full days over Saturday and Sunday.
The CRC is a corporate member of ‘The Friends of the Roman Road & Fleam Dyke’ and contributes to the upkeep of these two important walking routes. Our contribution helps to pay for important conservation work. We have been told that:
‘Next year we can plan to do as much as we did in 2019 and repeat the work in 2021. Our aim is to copy the success we have had at Copley Hill on the Roman Road, where by cutting and treating scrub regrowth systematically for 6 years we reduced the cost steadily and reached the point where a section could be left without management, and the money used elsewhere, at Mount Farm.’