We head across Coles Copse and Dick Focks Common and on to Dogkennel Green and then to Westcott for lunch. We return via Dearleep Wood and then up on to the North Downs Way to work our way back to Sheepleas. Woodland, farmland and downland with good views.
Pub or picnic lunch
Start Time: 10:15 am
Grid Ref: TQ084514
Nearest Post Code: KT24 6EP
Sheepleas Car Park
12.5 miles. Moderate+ pace, hilly and probably muddy
A scenic walk through woodland and common land taking in the picturesque Folly Pond and climbing gently up to Weavers Down where we should enjoy excellent views if the weather is clear
Start Time: 1:30 pm
Grid Ref: SU841309
Nearest Post Code: GU30 7DR
Liphook Station car park
6.5 miles. Moderate pace over easy terrain with no steep hills. Could be muddy after rain.
A North Downs walk with good views. In the morning we head up to St Marthas and return via Walnut Tree Bottom. After lunch we head across the road along the North Downs Way with a steep descent down to the Silent Pool before returning to Newlands Corner for an optional cuppa. You could do just the morning or if you want a very short walk the afternoon, the starting time is very approximate for the afternoon and depends how long lunch takes.
Lunch at Kiosk or Squirrel Cafe if openFigure of 8 Walk
Start Time (Loop 1): 11:00 am
Start Time (Loop 2): 2:00 pm
Grid Ref: TQ043492
Nearest Post Code: GU4 8SE
Newlands Corner Car Park Drove Road nr Guildford off A25
( no parking charges yet as far as I am aware)
5+3.5 miles. Moderate pace, some steep ascents and descents, poles a good idea if you have them particularly for afternoon
Mostly Chilterns beech woods, open fields, with some Thameside walking to the village of Medmenham. There will be sheep, lambs and plenty of red kites.
Pub, picnic or the village stores which sells hot drinks, cake and snacks for lunch
Start Time: 10:15 am
Grid Ref: SU784865
Nearest Post Code: RG9 6RP
Hambleden, Henley - The public car park next to The Stag and Huntsman
11 miles. Moderate to brisk.At least one steepish climb.
A Winnie-the-Pooh themed walk starting at Gill's Lap car park and heading up the Vanguard Way to Forest Row, then turning right along the Forest Way to Hartfield for lunch at The Anchor Inn (there are also tea-shops) at about 12:30. Then heading back via the Pooh Sticks bridge, Galleon's Lap and Heffalump trap (some members may be lost here).
Lunch at The Anchor Inn, Hartfield (pre-order necessary)
Start Time: 10:00 am
Grid Ref: TQ4675031555
Nearest Post Code: TN7 4EU
Gill's Lap Car park, Kidd's Hill, Hartfield (at the jct. of Kidd's Hill and Chuckhatch Rd. B2026) Going south on the B2026 pass Wren's Warren and Piglets carpark and look for the wooden sign at the junction. The car park is free. Note that the postcode is a few hundred yards northwest up Kidd's Hill.
10.75 miles. Moderate to brisk pace, hilly and usually muddy through Ashdown Forest.
This walk will take us through beautiful countryside and past points of interest relating to the celebrated early 20th century poet Edward Thomas who lived in the area and led a very interesting life.
Departing from Heath Pond car park we travel past Petersfield's historic buildings to the town station where we will pick up any walkers coming by train at 11.35 am. From here we travel north to have an early pub lunch or picnic at the village of Steep .After lunch we will travel through pleasant country lanes and start our ascent on the Hangers Way alongside a babbling stream and waterfall then more steeply ascending up into the Ashford Hangers Nature Reserve .Following the hill ridge to Shoulder of Mutton Hill we are treated to stunning views over the South Downs.Here we find a memorial dedicated to Edward Thomas. We continue steeply down hill still following the Hangers Way, passing a spectacular waterfall and on past the famous Bedales private school, to return into Petersfield where we can take refreshment in the town's market square .before returning to the car park.
Pub or Picnic Lunch
Start Time: 11:15 am
Grid Ref: SU754226
Nearest Post Code: GU31 4LB
Heath Pond Car Park
Sussex road (B2146)
9 miles. leisurely pace some hills one long steep ascent and one steep descent
During the morning we visit Hydon's Ball (one of the high points in Surrey (587 ft)) and a memorial to Octavia Hill, one of the co-founders of the National Trust. After lunch, we walk around Hascombe Hill and see the view of Dunsfold Aerodrome and the South Downs. On our return, we pass the Victorian church and the village pond. Since this is a figure of 8 walk, there will be the option of a shorter am (5.5 miles) or pm (2.5 miles) walk if preferred. The time for the pm walk is approximate, but we will not start before 13:30
Picnic or Pub Lunch at the White Horse, Hascombe. (You may wish to check menu prices online before deciding).Figure of 8 Walk
Start Time (Loop 1): 10:30 am
Start Time (Loop 2): 1:30 pm
Grid Ref: TQ001394
Nearest Post Code: GU8 4JA
Car park opposite The White Horse, The Street (B2130), Hascombe, Surrey. (The car park to the left of The White Horse is also available for customers of the pub).
5.5+2.5 miles. Some paths muddy after wet weather. Three hills.
Surrey Hills walk
Start Time: 12:00 am
Grid Ref: Not Specified
Nearest Post Code: Not Specified
This is a great walk that I led on a Wednesday in November and I think that it would be good to now offer it as a Sunday walk. It is a circular route taking in woods, views and historic connections. Lunch will be in Westerham where there is a choice of cafes, tea rooms and pubs. Please bring a snack to tide you over as lunch will be more than halfway on the way.
Pub, cafe or tea room in Westerham for lunch
Start Time: 10:00 am
Grid Ref: TQ426517
Nearest Post Code: RH8 0TB
Meet in the area around the Carpenters Arms pub and the church at the junction of Kent Hatch Road B269 and Moorhouse Road, Limpsfield Chart. (There are several woodland car parks in the area, and to avoid confusion, I suggest that we meet near the pub and move cars if necessary).
9 miles. Moderate, some stiles and there is an ascent or two.
We begin our walk as the sun sets low over the Burpham Bushlands, trekking north we following the edge of the wetlands, later crossing over the top of the mighty Portsmouth Road we soon find ourselves on the banks of the River Wey. Walking silently along the river’s edge disturbed only by the occasional owl’s hoot we discover a woodland path, following this we emerge out of the dense foliage to be confronted by a huge lake shimmering in the moonlight. Here we will have our first encounter with flying bats swarming over the lake. Following along the lakes edge we later turn on to a boardwalk taking us through the fenlands under starry skies till we meet the River Wey again. At this point we view even larger bats caught in the beams of our torches. Resuming our walk we find a tunnel back under the mighty Portsmouth Road and to the safety of the Spectrum game lodge and a well-earned drink at the bar, phew!
Bar Refreshments at the end
Please bring a torch but do not wear headlamps,they can ruin night vision
Start Time: 7:45 pm
Grid Ref: TQ005510
Nearest Post Code: GU1 1UP
Outside Main Entrance
Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre
Nearest Postcode: GU1 1UP
Grid Reference: TQ005510
3.5 miles. Leisurely pace on level ground
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