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Walk Programme

Fri 25 May 2018: FRIDAY EVENING SOCIAL WALK (4.5miles)

This is a short circular walk - we cross fields, skirt around Wisley Gardens, cross the prestigious Wisley Golf Course to join the Wey Navigation Canal and then back into Ripley. Easy walking. Back in Ripley in time for a drink or a bite to eat in the bar of The Talbot.

Starting Point:

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Grid Ref: TQ053570
Nearest Post Code: GU23 6AR

Ripley Green Car Park, Ripley (Free Parking) - Car Park off the High Street turning opposite Jo Downs Handmade Glass.

Distance and Terrain:

4.5 miles. Easy, Flat


Led by Philip H of Surrey Young Walkers, this leisurely walk through the picturesque Surrey hills starts and ends at the quaint village of Shere. The first part of the walk is 4 miles starting with a climb up to the North Downs Way. We then circle back down to Shere for lunch where there are options for a pub lunch, a cafe lunch or a picnic beside the river. After lunch we walk another 5 miles on mainly level ground through woodland, farms and villages before returning once again to delightful Shere for a final pub stop and a well deserved drink.

Pub, cafe or picnic lunch in Shere

Starting Point:

Start Time: 10:30 am
Grid Ref: TQ073479
Nearest Post Code: GU5 9HF

Shere recreation ground car park. Note that the car park is free, but can get busy at weekends. There is also free on street parking on Gomshall Lane, if the car park is full.

Distance and Terrain:

9 miles. Moderate terrain. Leisurely pace

Sun 27 May 2018: RIVER ROTHER ROVING (5miles)

We walk down to the ruins of Cowdray House and then follow the meandering Rother passing the ancient hamlet of Woolbeding, then later on cross the river at the picturesque Stedham Mill. We return across fields and polo grounds to Midhurst where we find a tasty tea shop to end with.

Starting Point:

Start Time: 1:30 pm
Grid Ref: SU887218
Nearest Post Code: GU29 9DW

Large car park on left when entering town from the bridge over the River Rother
North Street (A272), Midhurst, West Sussex

Distance and Terrain:

5 miles. Leisurely pace on mostly level ground

Mon 28 May 2018: BOX HILL HIKE (8miles)

A beautiful circular hike around the Box Hill area, climbing quite a few hills and dropping down into deep valleys. Spectacular views of the surrounding countryside from the hill tops. The ground is rough in places and includes steep slopes, slippery paths and steps, although there are also stretches of easy walking..
An ideal practice walk if you are heading for a mountain or hill walking holiday later in the year!

Picnic lunch mid way through the walk (no pubs will take our booking as it is Bank Holiday Monday)

Starting Point:

Start Time: 10:00 am
Grid Ref: TQ178513
Nearest Post Code: KT20 7LB

Car park at National Trust Visitors' Centre, Box Hill. Free parking for NT members, otherwise parking for the day is £4 for 4 hours or £6 all day (machine and parking app in use).
Or park in the free Ryka's Cafe car park at the bottom of the hill (RH5 6BY) and hike up to join us at the start of the walk.
Meet up as close as possible to the NT caravan.

Distance and Terrain:

8 miles. Hilly, with some rough paths and steps, although there are also some stretches of easy walking, a little on road.

Fri 8 Jun 2018: VIRGINIA WATER CIRCULAR (5miles)

Nice way to end the week with a stroll along the 4.5 mile path which is half paved and half natural. There are several curiosities to see along the route including a 100 foot totem pole, waterfall and an obelisk imported as part of a ruin from North Africa. The Rhododendrons should be out as an added bonus. Refreshments at The Wheatsheaf at the end.

Starting Point:

Start Time: 7:00 pm
Grid Ref: SU979687
Nearest Post Code: GU25 4QF

The Wheatsheaf Hotel (Chef & Brewer)
London Road
Virginia Water
Free car park at back of Wheatsheaf Hotel, overflow car park on right hand side. Also parking on A30 in lay-bys. Please note there is a car park where you pay but it closes at dusk and is expensive, best to avoid. Please allow time to park as the walk will start at 7 p.m.

Distance and Terrain:

5 miles. Moderate pace, flat

Sat 9 Jun 2018: SEND CIRCULAR ALONG RIVER WEY (5miles)

Completely flat circular walk taking in a stretch of the River Wey between Papercourt Lock to Triggs Lock.

Afterwards - The New Inn for drinks or a meal.

Starting Point:

Start Time: 4:45 pm
Grid Ref: TQ017560
Nearest Post Code: GU23 7EN

New Inn, Cartbridge, Send. Meet on towpath by the beer garden.

Distance and Terrain:

5 miles. Leisurely pace, a few stiles; if there has been rain it will be wet crossing the watermeadows

Sat 23 Jun 2018: OXFORD CITY HISTORIC WALK (4miles)

Join us for a walk around this historic city. We start our walk, leaving the station for the nearby Thames Path, where we follow the river round to the south of the city and cross the Folly Bridge to take a light lunch or picnic at the famous Head of the River pub in St Algate's. After a lunch break we take our own tour of the city centre, passing the many ancient colleges and historic buildings including the Bodleian library and the Bridge of Sighs which make up Oxford University. At the end of the walk we plan to visit Balliol College, which has a small entry fee. After this you may wish to visit the free entry Ashmolean Museum or go shopping and join us later for an optional early evening light meal.
If coming by car we strongly recommend Park & Ride. Try the Thornhill car park on the A40. In the unlikely event of it being full you can try parking near any bus stop further up the road route displaying the bus number 400 or another park and ride location . Park & Ride buses run every 15 minutes and take 15 minutes approx to the City Centre. It costs £2 to park and £2.60 return for the bus ride or use a bus pass. Take the bus to bus stop D5 in Park End street in the city centre near the railway station.

Pub or picnic lunch

Starting Point:

Start Time: 11:30 am
Grid Ref: SP504063
Nearest Post Code: OX1 1HS

Main Entrance Way
Oxford Railway Station
Botley Road

Distance and Terrain:

4 miles. Leisurely pace on level ground

Sat 30 Jun 2018: ROWLEY POLEY TO PETERSFIELD (11miles)

(Further details may follow)
Linear walk from Rowlands Castle to Petersfield via Chalton Down, Queen Elizabeth Country Park and the delightful village of Buriton. We follow parts of the Sussex Border Path, Staunton Way and Hangers Way. Option for refreshments towards the end of the walk at the lakeside Plump Duck café/kiosk in Petersfield.

PICNIC LUNCH by Chalton Church and drinks available at the Red Lion pub. (To be confirmed)

Starting Point:

Start Time: 10:30 am
Grid Ref: SU734108
Nearest Post Code: PO9 6BP

(Further details may follow)
EITHER: Meet at 09:45 - 10:00 am at Petersfield rail station (Platform 2) ready to catch the 10:11 hourly train service to Rowlands Castle. Please allow plenty of time to buy your single rail ticket. Alternatively, buy a ticket in advance from any railway station. Parking: Petersfield station car park (Pay & Display £2.10) - Post Code: GU32 3EE. Grid Ref: SU743235.

OR: 10.30 am at Rowlands Castle rail station entrance. Please note that there is very little parking at Rowlands Castle station.

Distance and Terrain:

11 miles. Leisurely pace. Some hills.

Sat 4 Aug 2018: BRIGHTON PRIDE AND CITY WALK (5miles)

View this spectacular annual carnival parade followed by a walk through the historic lanes
Full Details T.B.A

Starting Point:

Start Time: 10:30 am
Grid Ref: TQ313038
Nearest Post Code: BN2 1TW

Brighton sea front

Distance and Terrain:

5 miles. Leisurely pace on level ground

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  • Non-members are welcome to attend up to three walks before being requested to join the Ramblers.
  • Ramblers members are welcome on all walks.
  • There is no need to book in advance, just turn up unless the programme specifically requests walkers to contact the walk leader prior to the walk.
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  • You should bring appropriate clothing including waterproofs when rain is forecast as well as appropriate footwear. The walk leader may not allow walkers not suitably dressed to participate in the walk.
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  • As a rule of thumb assume a walking speed of 2 to 2.5 miles per hour to calculate how long a walk will take. This is dependant on the number of walkers and the difficulties.
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