For the Year 2023

The Programme of the current Events for the year including Trips, Hikes, Theatre Visits, Pub Lunches, etc, will be subject to conformance with the Covid regulations currently in force. Contact the Organiser for more information and bookings when published on this website.

 Future Events

Social lunch on Tuesday March 14th at 12:30 pm.

Meet at the Star, Kingston Rd, Leatherhead, KT22 0DP

Contact Roger Ranson, at

 Walk on Tuesday 21 March at 10.30 at Nonsuch Park.

Postcode: SM3 8DP. From the A232, past Nonsuch High School and The Grumpy Mole – Cheam, take a sharp left into The Avenue at Nonsuch Park. There is a large memorial on the corner. Follow that for 100 yards or so to the car park on the left. An easy first social walk including Nonsuch Mansion House, gardens and café.

Contact Peter at

Past Events

Wednesday 18th. January 2023 Coffee Morning 

Meet at 10.30 at Court Farm Garden Centre Café, Kingston Road, Worcester Park KT4 7QH

Contact Roger Ranson, at

Wednesday 17th. August 2022 Summer Lunch from 12 noon at The New Inn at Send.

A traditional village pub by the River Wey with canal boats passing & a tow path for a walk before or after or both. There is plenty of car parking, plenty of indoor space, & plenty of outdoor space. A varied menu and prices are reasonable.

See the web site for details.

Friday 19 November 2021 Quiz Evening Stoneleigh

19.00 for 19.15 at St. John’s Church Hall, Stoneleigh ( other side from The Broadway)

Thursday 14 October Il Capricio Restaurant, Ewell. 

Meet at 12.00 for 12.15 for Lunch.

Thursday 7 October 2021 RAC Motor Museum

Meet at 10.30 at Woodcote Park Epsom KT18 7EW for a guided tour of the vintage vehicles.

Wednesday 22 September 2021 RAC Motor Museum

Meet at 10.30 at Woodcote Park Epsom KT18 7EW for a guided tour of the vintage vehicles.

Contact Peter at

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 Painshill Gardens Tour

Meet at Painshill Car Park at 10.00. Take the A3 south from Tolworth, take A245 to Cobham, turn right into restricted road to Painhill. Post Code KT11 1JE.

A guided tour through the temple, grotto and the Turkish tent with a fairly level walk round the lake but and see many of the ruins and follies.

Contact Roger at

Wednesday 30 June 2021 Hogsmill and Court House

Meet at 10.30 at Ewell Court House Car Park. Left into Ewell Court Avenue from Kingston Road opposite Premier Inn Hotel. KT19 0EB.

The walk is about 3 miles and follows the Hogsmill river from Ewell Court House to Tolworth and back to Ewell via old Gunpowder House. There are many options for lunch in Ewell.

Contact Peter at

 Wednesday 28 July 2021 Colley Hill

Meet at either 10.30 at Walton Heath Car Park, Dorking Road or at 11.00 at the Sportsman Car Park, Mogador Road, Tadworth. KT20 7ES.

The walk from Walton Heath is across the Golf Course to the Sportsman. From the Sportsman, cross the M25 into Colley Hill with visit to the Fort and the site of WW2 crash.  Sportsman for lunch. The walk is about 4 miles from Walton Heath to Colley Hill or 3 miles from the Sportsman Car Park.

Contact Peter at

Wednesday 19th May 2021 Social Coffee Morning

Meet at 12.00 at the Hanedan Restaurant in Ewell Village High Street

A social get together for coffee and snacks with lunch as an option.

As seating and tables at the restaurant are limited, book your place by contacting Jim King at

Wednesday 26 May 2021 Nonsuch Park

Meet at 10.30 at Car Park off London Road, just after the BP station from Ewell Bypass, A24. Post Code KT17 2DE.

The walk is about 2 miles and includes Henry 8th Nonsuch Palace Layout Markers, Arterial Road, Nonsuch Mansion and Garden, and Café for lunch.

Contact Peter at

Monday 16 March 2020
Visit to RNLI cancelled as a precaution.
Visit to the RNLI Lifeboat Station at Waterloo Bridge
and London Transport Museum Covent Garden
Limited to 18 members only so book now to reserve your place
Meet 11:00 hrs at RNLI Waterloo Bridge.
Contact Mike Vickars to reserve your place at

Thursday 27 February 2020
Walk Ranmore Common and the Polesden Lacey
Meet at Ranmore West NT car park at 10:30, GR 126501,Surrey Street Atlas P113F1, Postcode RH5 6SY
From the A24 at Dorking, turn right past the Ashcombe school and proceed to Ranmore passing the MAIN NT CP on your left at the top of the hill. The start point is about a mile further on, also to your left, but before the turning on the right to Effingham.
The walk route skirts the west side of the estate, then passing close to the front entrance, (coffee stop etc. if required). Return along the foot of the terrace to Polesden Farm, then returning via Hogden Lane, a rural by-way. Afterwards, I suggest we go to the Running Horses pub for lunch/snack where I will book a table.
Contact Malcolm Davis at

Monday 24 February 2020
Il Capricio Restaurant, Ewell. Meet at 12.00 for 12.15.
Lunch at £17 per person. Contact Roger at http://eventsorganiser1@ewellprobus,org

6 January Goldsmith’s Hall 2020
A guided tour has been arranged at Goldsmith’s Hall, London and we meet at 11.00 at the Hall . More information can be found on their website Lunch has been arranged at 12.30. Starting at 14.25, a guided tour to the City of London Police Museum has been arranged, which is planned to finish about 15.45.  More information at   The details are as follows:


ARRIVE APPROX 12.30 TO 12.45


22 November 2019 Quiz Evening
6.30 for 6.45 at St. John’s Church Hall, Stoneleigh ( other side from The Broadway)

Cost £10 to include a Fish & Chip Supper (Chicken alternative available on prior request)

Teams of 8
Contact Roger at

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 Theatre Trip to see NOISES OFF
The Matinee Performance starts at 2.30pm at Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London
Dress Circle Seats @ £35.00pp {Face Value £62.50pp}
There is a holding option of 30 seats but only until 29th September 2019. If interested please book as soon as possible. Contact Roger at

Thursday 19 September Visit to Hever Castle
The visit has been cancelled due to lack of members wishing to attend. Contact Roger at

Tuesday 23 July 2019 Summer Lunch at The Anchor at Wisley
The Anchor at Wisley is under new management since our last visit and the Conservatory has been booked for 30. The tables have been booked from 12.00, ie midday. The address is Pyrford Lock, Wisley GU23 6QW. Contact Roger at

Tuesday 9 July 2019 Around Shere

Meet at 10.30 at the Shere village car park (no charge currently) at the edge of the village. Postcode GU5. 9HE, Surrey Street Atlas P 133, A 4, or OS map EXP 145 GR 073480.
Approach via the A 25 from Dorking, after leaving Gomshall bear left, signposted Shere, passing the village school on your right. After meeting the main street on the left (Middle St.), go straight ahead and follow the signs to almost immediately access the car park on your right.
This walk is over fairly flat terrain, 4.5-5.0 miles, comfortable pace to suit all members of the party.
The route will take us through the rolling countryside towards Peaslake, returning along the edge of Albury Park to the car park. From there I suggest we stroll to the White Horse facing the triangle, where I will book a table for lunch/snacks as members wish. Please settle your own bills.
All members and friends welcome, but all walk at their own risk. Please wear boots. Paths will be muddy if after rain, and some paths will be overgrown-it`s that time of year-so be careful underfoot. When in lanes, please take care, preferably facing oncoming traffic.
Contact Malcolm Davis, at

Wednesday 17 July 2019 Probus Clubs Invitation Golf Day
Meet 08.30 at Burnhill Golf Club, Old Course. For more information the Secretary at

Friday 21 June 2019 Canal Trip Guildford Way
The Trip has been cancelled due to lack of numbers and the intention is to reschedule next year. Contact Roger at

Thursday 9 May 2019 Visit to Leonardslee Gardens to see Camellias and Rhododendrons.
Meet at Homebase carpark, Reigate Road, Ewell, for the coach pick-up and parking and then travel by coach to the Gardens. Contact Roger at

29th April 2019 at 10:30. Walk over Headley Heath
Distance about 4.5 miles
Meeting Point: The main NT car park (opposite the cricket ground).
Headley Common Road, Headley Heath, Surrey, KT18 6NN
Grid Ref: OS explorer map 146, GR 205538
GPS: 51.2635361, -0.2814746, Surrey Street Atlas P 116, C 8. Start 10 :30

Contact Malcolm at:

28 June 2018 Day TBA. Ranmore Common & Polesden Lacey
Meet at Ranmore Common NT car park at 10:30, Ranmore Road, at 10:30, (OS Explorer map 146, GR142504, Surrey Street Atlas P114 C1). Approach from Dorking, CP is at the top of the hill, on the left. A circular walk of 4.5 miles around the Polesden Lacey estate, through Ranmore Woods then crossing estate fields near the House, returning to the CP via a short length of the North Downs Way. Coffee stop, if required or determined by the weather, at the café near the entrance (no entrance intended to the house or formal garden). Walking through undulating country, nothing difficult, along well-defined bridle-ways or permissive estate footpaths, pace to ensure all can keep-up. However boots recommended, and please be ready for whatever the English climate brings. After walking, I suggest we go to the Stepping Stones pub for a light lunch/snack. Visitors/ wives/partners welcome, as are any other Probus members minded to give us a try. Contact Malcolm at

22 June 2018. Visit to Tower Bridge.
Meet at 10.45 at the North West Tower. The visit will take about 1 hour and includes the Mortuary, which is unique to the Bridge. The cost per person is £12. Please pay the Treasurer, , in June.
Lunch is at the Fullers Pub: The Hung Drawn and Quartered, which is close to the Tower of London.
After lunch, there are optional visits to City Hall or Borough Market.
Contact Roger at

17 July 2018. Lunch at Il Capricio on High Street Ewell.
Meet at 12.30 in restaurant. Charge £15 each. Contact Roger at

3 September 2018. From Albury to Chilworth Gunpowder works and back. 4.5 miles.
Meet at Albury Sports Ground at 10:30. O.S. Explorer map145, G.R. Ref.059469, or Surrey Street Atlas P132 D2. The entrance is at the intersection of New Rd., and Park Rd. Parking currently free.
Directions:- from Dorking, take the A25 west, by-passing Shere, towards Silent Pool. Turn left on to the A248 (signposted Albury). At the first 90 degree bend to the right, carry straight on by taking the lane facing you, continue straight on for km until you meet the junction with Park Rd. The sports ground is on the right.
A generally easy walk across gently undulating countryside, but with one short ascent (a bit steep).We will pass through Albury (possible coffee stop), then follow the picturesque Tilling Bourne valley, passing the lakes and restored Albury Mill before crossing fields to reach the Chilworth Gunpowder Mill which we can explore.
Guildford Borough Council have created a park featuring the remains of the Middle Mill, and at the same time creating a conservation area. There is a picnic site where we can take a break, and there are a number of information points where usually there are pamphlets available. The overall site dates from the early 17th century, being established by the East India Company as a market for Saltpetre which it shipped from India, for the production of Gunpowder (used in the Civil War). Peak production was from 1880 onward, particularly in the first world war. All production ceased in 1920.
We will return across fields from which we will have a constant view of the North Downs.
After, I suggest we stop for lunch/snack in Shere, or at the Henry VIII in Little London which has recently been re-furbished while respecting the old internal features. Visitors,wives,and partners welcome.
Contact Malcolm at 

16 November 2018. Quiz Evening.
At St. John’s Church Hall, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh. KT19 0QR
£10 per person which includes Fish & Chip Supper.
Please bring your own Beverages. Wine glasses will be available.
Teams of 8 are preferred but smaller teams can join up. Prizes for the winning team.
Please include the names of your team’s members.
Contact Roger at

21 November 2018. Postal Museum.
The tour starts at 11.00 and lunch is at 13.45. The cost per person including lunch is £30 and the visit includes a ride on the underground delivery trains. If you plan to attend, please identify your name(s) with the selected lunch by 20th September. Payment is required by 3rd October.
Meet either at the Museum at 15-20 Phoenix Street WC1X 0DA at 10.45, or at Waterloo Station at 10.15, and then via the 341 bus to Rosebury Avenue, Theobold Road bus stop with 2 minute walk to Museum.
Select lunch from the menu below and forward to Roger at the email address below.
1.Toulouse Sausages and Homemade Mashed potatoes With onion gravy and salad
2.Traditional Fish & Chips With tartare sauce & mushy peas
3.Homemade Seasonal Vegetarian Quiche With a garden salad
A. Dame Blanche Vanilla ice cream with Belgian chocolate sauce
B. Chocolate Eclairs Served with Belgian chocolate sauce
C. Fruit Salad Topped with whipped vanilla cream
Coffee & Tea With cookies
Contact Roger at

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 12:00pm
Lunch at LA FAMILIA Ewell Village
2 courses and coffee at £18.00 per head including service charge for either starter and main course plus coffee or main course and dessert plus coffee. Drinks extra.
Champiñones con Ajo: Crispy breaded mushrooms served with an Aioli dip
Bocarone: Crispy White Bait served with Tartar Sauce & Salad Garni
Queso Empanado: Breaded camembert pieces served with cranberry sauce
Jamon con Melo: Fresh melon pieces served with Iberico Ham
Aguacate Vinagreta: Mezzo avocado dressed with home-made vinaigrette
Antigua: Pan fried veal dressed with a wine, herbs, tomato and capers reduction served with fresh vegetables and sautéed potatoes
Pollo con Crema: breast of chicken dressed with a creamy mushroom Sauce served with fresh vegetables & sautéed potatoes
Limo: Sea Bass fillet dressed with a light Lemon & peeled prawn reduction served with fresh vegetables & sautéed potatoes
Bisteca a la Planch: Sirloin Steak served with grilled vine tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms & house fries
Pimenton: Fresh Spanish Piquillo Peppers filled with cream cheese and spinach dressed with a creamy tomato sauce served with saffron infused rice
Cheese Cake of the Day; Panna Cotta dressed with wild berries; Chocolate Mousse; Dessert of the Day
Contact Roger at

Monday 4th February Walk Epsom and Ashtead Commons
Meet at 10:30 at the Star pub, Kingston Road, Malden Rushett, GR. 166599.
The route will mainly follow the perimeter of the Commons, much of it along good paths but where we have to cross the middle of Ashtead Common expect mud-plenty of it. Ashtead Common is managed by the City of London and is a National Nature Reserve, due to there being a number of ancient Oaks.
Contact Malcolm at

Thursday 28 March 2019 Theatre visit to The Mysterious Case of the Dog in the Night.
The matinee starts at 14.30 at the Piccadilly TheatreContact Roger at

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