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MEETINGS · Tuesdays 8.15 for 8.30pm, South Croydon United Church Hall, at the junction of Aberdeen Road and Heathfield Road (entrance over Heathfield Road, behind the church), unless otherwise stated. Check website programme for the latest details.
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Visitors/New Members always welcome. The first three Tuesday evenings are FREE.


So you think you’re up for it ……….

Well - COPSE is the biggest, best and most active Outdoor Scene in the area.

Our Members come from all walks of life and enjoy sharing social and outdoor activities. We gather every Tuesday evening for a very varied and lively social programme. This might be a quiz, party for St Patrick’s Day, barn dance, a guest speaker, or a slide show from our own Members, e.g. those returning from an exotic holiday. At the end of the evening, we make announcements about our forthcoming social and outdoor programmes. It’s then that you can reserve a place for whatever is your adventure. In the summer, an occasional Tuesday evening might be outdoors, perhaps tennis with a strawberries and cream picnic, a local walk, or frizbee in a park - each possibly finishing with a couple of drinks somewhere. It’s all good fun!

We also arrange some midweek events such as going to the theatre, walks or cycle rides, a drink in the local or something hotter like a vindaloo. Walking and cycling form the core of the outdoor programme, although Club Members often organise other exciting one day, weekend or full week holidays, involving activities like caving, canoeing, climbing, skiing and windsurfing. We attempt to put something back into the community by arranging conservation projects, a “wheelchair ramble” and support for the charity “ShelterBox”.

Since we are affiliated to the YHA, we are the group to join if you enjoy hostelling and reside in the Croydon(ish) area. We usually stay in Youth Hostels for trips further afield. However, sometimes we go camping and use other accommodation that doesn’t hurt the wallet too much. Travel costs can be reduced when people are able to share cars and the cost of petrol. It is usually possibly to participate in shared catering, which might also work out less expensive.

We are a not-for-profit, self-supporting Club, relying upon the voluntary help and goodwill of our Members. Therefore, our membership subscription is only £30 for a year. (This covers hall hire, guest speakers, club magazine, etc.) We have reduced rates for students and for those who are on a recognised national benefit. We welcome everybody to come along and visit us three times for free! Often we obtain discounts for our Club Members at outdoor shops in the area, and occasionally arrange special viewing/concession evenings. Our quarterly Club magazine features the future programmes, and contains articles and photographs of our many adventures.

……  Are you up for it?




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