Stuart Ellis's Announcements (72)

Glyndebourne Open Gardens - 4 & 5 September

Glyndebourne has contacted me to let us know about their Open Garden days on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September. This is just for information and will not be a BAHR event.


I’m writing to let you know about our Open…


Added by Stuart Ellis on July 30, 2021 at 12:00 — No Comments

Navigation Course on Tuesday 6th July 2021

Improve Your Navigation Skills

Brighton & Hove Ramblers has arranged a one-day navigation course to improve people’s skills and confidence in their ability to plan and navigate walks in the great outdoors. It will start from first principles and cover various aspects, from grid references, compass skills and bearings, to timings and how to complete a route card. After the course you should feel confident in your ability to plan a route and navigate…


Added by Stuart Ellis on June 8, 2021 at 9:00 — No Comments

Sandra Down

It's with great sadness that I have to inform you that Sandra lost her fight with…


Added by Stuart Ellis on May 11, 2021 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

BAHR Group Walks - clarification

Dear BAHR member,

'Can I still participate in sport and physical activity in groups of more than 6?'

'Adults can continue to take part in outdoor organised sport and licensed physical outdoor activity in groups of more than six, provided it is organised by a national governing body, club, registered instructor/coach, business or charity; and/or involve someone who has received an official license to use equipment relevant to the activity. In all cases, the…


Added by Stuart Ellis on April 30, 2021 at 11:45 — No Comments

Patrick Taylor

I have been informed that Patrick Taylor passed away on 1st March 2021. Up until recently Patrick was a regular Thursday walker and will be much missed for his humour and charm. His funeral service will be on Tuesday 6th April at 2 pm and you can join online. Full details of the online service and donations are available here: …


Added by Stuart Ellis on March 30, 2021 at 12:09 — No Comments

2020 AGM - Friday 13th November

Dear Brighton & Hove Ramblers Member,

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of Brighton & Hove Ramblers will take place on
Friday 13th November…


Added by Stuart Ellis on October 25, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments

Restarting Group Walks

Dear BAHR member,

You may be aware that as of 30th July Ramblers has authorised the restart of group walks. However, there are a number of conditions, based on government guidelines, we are required to follow – They are there for our safety and well-being so please take them in…


Added by Stuart Ellis on August 23, 2020 at 12:25 — 3 Comments

Create your own High Weald Walking Festival!

This announcement is on behalf of the High Weald Walking Festival to help promote this fantastic festival now in its 3rd year. Under 'normal' conditions the walks are guided but this year they have worked phenomenally hard to create self-guided walks in the beautiful Sussex High Weald. You don't have to be a Ramblers member to join so please tell your friends and family about it. Enjoy!



Dear Brighton & Hove…


Added by Stuart Ellis on August 3, 2020 at 13:11 — No Comments


Ramblers has recently announced that restricted group walks can commence from 1 July. Full details available here:

The key points are:

  • groups limited to max. 6 people including walk leader,
  • advance booking required,
  • decision to resume restricted group walks at the discretion of the local…

Added by Stuart Ellis on July 1, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments

Friends of the South Downs 2019/20 Photo Competition

To all budding photographers! 1st Prize £150. Closing date 1st September 2020. Free to enter.

Details are here:

Good luck!


Added by Stuart Ellis on June 18, 2020 at 14:28 — No Comments


The latest update from Ramblers ( states that all group activities remain suspended until further notice. Government guidelines are as follows:

In England, from Wednesday 13 May:

  • You can exercise outdoors as often as you like alone, with members of your household.
  • You can also exercise with one other person from outside your household, while keeping two metres…

Added by Stuart Ellis on May 13, 2020 at 12:05 — No Comments

John Warren 1929-2020

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of John Warren. He was 91.

John was a link to the birth of our group, the Brighton & Hove Ramblers, attending and contributing to meetings of the Steering Committee in the early 80s when details of the shape and scope of the group were being thrashed…


Added by Stuart Ellis on April 29, 2020 at 12:25 — 1 Comment


Hello All BAHR members,

Following guidance from the Government Ramblers have taken the decision to suspend all group led activities from Wednesday 18th March to at least 31st May 2020. Full details are available here: The walks programme will be updated accordingly and walk leaders notified.

Please note that the suspension applies to 'all activities by Ramblers…


Added by Stuart Ellis on March 17, 2020 at 17:04 — No Comments

Ramblers announcement on Coronavirus - advice for members and volunteers

With the spread of Coronavirus Ramblers are following government updates and latest NHS advice closely.  For now, our group walks and events are continuing as planned.  Please visit the Coronavirus page on the Ramblers…


Added by Stuart Ellis on March 14, 2020 at 13:05 — No Comments

Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Walk - Sunday 29th March

I have been asked by Sussex Rambler magazine to help publicise this event:


On behalf of our Chairman I have organised a charity walk in aid of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity around the countryside of Hurstpierpoint and Wolstonbury Hill. There is a 3km or a 9km route. This charity is important to our Chairman as they successfully treated his 18 month grand daughter for cancer, she is now a bubbly 10 years old.



Added by Stuart Ellis on March 12, 2020 at 12:12 — No Comments

BAHR 2019 Xmas Lunch - tip collection for staff

Just to let you know that we collected £100 as a tip for the wonderful staff who looked after us so well. Many thanks. I'll pass this onto the Metropole for distribution to the staff.

I certainly enjoyed the day despite the horrible weather and hope you did too! I also hope you all got home safely. Typically today is lovely sunshine!!

Have a great Christmas and New Year and thanks for being such a wonderful group. It all starts again Jan…


Added by Stuart Ellis on December 13, 2019 at 12:45 — No Comments

BAHR 2019 AGM - Friday 15th November

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of Brighton & Hove Ramblers will take place on Friday 15th November:

Venue: Bishop Hannington Church, Nevill Avenue, Hove BN3 7NH

Time: 7.30 - 9.30 pm

Ample parking is available in the church car park and surrounding roads (no permit required). The #5A bus stops outside the church. An Induction Loop system is available for those with hearing issues as well as toilets for the…


Added by Stuart Ellis on October 17, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments


Places are still available for the 2019 Xmas Lunch on Thursday 12th December @ 1300. It will be held again at The Hilton Brighton Metropole's splendid belle epoque 1890 restaurant, overlooking the seafront, which will be reserved exclusively for our group. The cost is £25 (incl. VAT) per person for a 3 course buffet with lots of choice and tea/coffee and mince pies.

To speed things up you can pre-order your bottle(s) of wine (see wine list attached) which will be…


Added by Stuart Ellis on October 3, 2019 at 11:30 — No Comments

10th Anniversary Celebration - South Downs National Park

This has been forwarded by Ramblers Sussex Area:


This year is the 10th anniversary of Hilary Benn signing the confirmation order that established the South Downs National Park, which Ramblers local groups were active in supporting.

A special celebration is being organised at Ditchling Village Hall on Monday 11th November, from 11.30am until 2.00pm.  Hilary Benn has kindly agreed to come down to Ditchling and…


Added by Stuart Ellis on September 5, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments


For those who missed out on July's training session please go to to book a place. Please pass the word around and hope that you have sufficient time this time round to make any necessary arrangements to attend.

Thanks Stuart

Added by Stuart Ellis on August 30, 2019 at 18:22 — No Comments

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