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Notice: Guildford Travel Club – Travelling The World Right Now…

Published on: 18 Oct, 2020
Updated on: 19 Oct, 2020

Are you missing the excitement of packing your bags for your next trip to unknown shores? Let Guildford Travel Club whisk you away this winter to Madagascar, the Andes or even as far as New Zealand from the comfort of your own armchair.

Expedition leader Jo Bradshaw will talk to the Guildford Travel Club about the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. Here is one of her photos of Kilimanjaro.

Guildford Travel Club was founded in 1966, the brainchild of a teacher at Guildford High School. In the early days, such illustrious adventurers as Ranulph Fiennes, Rosie Swale and John Blashford Snell came to speak.

Expedition leader Jo Bradshaw on a trip to Antarctica.

More recently Leon McCarron, John Pilkington and Paul Goldstein have spoken at the club and brought the Middle East, Eritrea and some extraordinary images of very large cats to the audience at Onslow Village Hall.

Travel writer John Gimlette in Madagascar at Tsaraotanathe on the River Tsiribihina with a photo of women porters.

The club meets on alternate Tuesdays at 8pm from October to April and has a membership of around 180. Visitors are always welcome. At the moment the meetings are being held via Zoom. So, as promised, you can travel the world from your own home.

Travel weriter John Gimlette with his guide with elephant bird egg at Faux Cap in Madagascar.

Speakers this season include expedition leader, Jo Bradshaw, who will talk in depth about the highest mountains on each of the seven continents, Kate Rawles who built herself a bamboo bicycle and cycled the length of South America and adventurer and travel writer, John Gimlette, who made four journeys to Madagascar visiting remote tribes, enchanted forests and meeting an eccentric militia.

Kate Rawles on her self-built bamboo bicycle cycling on the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.

Membership for the season is £32 and visitors are £5 per meeting payable on booking a link with Barbara Rogers.  Ring or text her on 07899 868 128 or email

Check out the club’s website for this season’s programme or look out for announcements for the next talk on

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