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The Footpaths Section is one of the oldest sub-committees of The Society. Its main functions are:

Organising and leading group walks

Publishing books of walks

Helping to preserve rights of way.

The section’s chairman is Nick White. He may be contacted on 01959 564145 or by email at nwhite2012@btinternet.com.

Click on the relevant text for details of the section’s activities and information about forthcoming walks.

Rowland Oakeley

The Society has installed a bench to commemorate the late Rowland Oakeley, the founder of our Footpaths Section, leader of 234 walks between 1971 and 1982, and author of the first four volumes of our walks booklets.

The bench is located in the “Chevening Keyhole” on the North Downs Way, looking down on hevening House. A special walk was held in July 2014 to dedicate the bench. Some 30 walkers celebrated with champagne, and the tape was cut by Rowland’s son Dr Henry Oakeley.