SAWW and SABRE joint walking programme

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Date Start Time and Place Details Distance
Sat 2 Aug 2014

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Meet up for the carnival parade at 10.30 am at the entrance to Brighton Pier on Madeira Drive, Brighton, Sussex. Nigel and Derek will be there to greet you
Meet up for the walk 1.30pm at the same place
Nearest Post Code: BN2 1TW

GR: TQ313038
BRIGHTON & HOVE PRIDE CARNIVAL PARADE AND CITY WALK
We will watch the famous carnival parade as it leaves Madeira Drive and see everything from floats to fire engines, roller skaters, drummers and samba bands - a true carnival procession. It is supported by both the Brighton LGBT community and the wider public. Why not dress in a colourful style to suit the carnival mood?
After the parade we will have a picnic lunch on the beach to the west of the pier where you can either bring your own picnic lunch or perhaps have a take away from one of the seafront fish and chip shops.
At 1.30pm Nigel will lead a walk from the pier along the esplanade and into the historic South and North Lanes areas and carry on to Preston Park where the carnival parade ends and the festival takes place. We will have a sneaky peak over the fence at the carnival ground, as it a paid entry event. Then down back into the centre of Brighton for late afternoon refreshments.
As this event attracts large crowds in Brighton we would recommend that you either come by rail to Brighton Station, which is about 15 minutes walk from the pier or if coming by car we would suggest free street parking in the area near the Grenadier Pub, 200 Hangleton Road, Hangleton, Nr Hove BN3 7LT GR: TQ271065 and then getting a frequent 5A or 5B bus from the Grenadier Pub for a 20 minute journey to North Street in Brighton which is not far from the pier.
5 miles (approx) for the walk
Leisurely pace
Sat 2 Aug 2014

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10.30am
Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking. Meet in main car park near the "Assembly Point".
Nearest Post Code: RH5 6AA

GR: TQ166511
DENBIES TO POLESDEN LACEY
Climbing from Denbies up on to the North Downs Way across Ranmore Common before heading north to Polesden Lacey for lunch. Returning via the Admiral's Road Track, Norbury Park and the Mole Gap Trail.
LUNCH: Picnic or caf at Polesden Lacey
Tea at Denbies at end of walk (optional)
9 miles - undulating
Sun 10 Aug 2014
SAWW Led Walk Logo
1:00pm
Box Hill and Westhumble Station
Strongly recommend train travel. Most of the race route will be closed to traffic so travelling by car will be difficult. You can find some driving advice that is relevant here: SAWW Forums
SURREY CLASSIC
A great walk in the North Downs with excellent views and the bonus of seeing the world-class Surrey Classic bike race three times. We'll head through Denbies to the celebrations in Dorking and then over the picturesque Nower to see the race for the first time in Westcott. Then it's a tough pull up to Ranmore Common to see the race the second and third times. Then we'll descend to Denbies where folks can either make their own way back to the station (by the route we used first thing) or join in the Denbies festivities, grab some refreshments and watch the race finish on a giant screen.
NO LUNCH BUT THERE WILL BE SNACK STOPS
8 miles
one gentle climb and one steep climb
Wed 13 Aug 2014

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1:30pm
Ripley Green car park behind Half Moon Pub on High Street
Nearest post code: GU23 6AR

GR: TQ053570
RIPLEY AND A WEY TO GO
Join Derek on this walk from from Ripley Green as we stroll out to The Wey and Navigation passing the ruins of Newark Priory. We then go on to the picturesque village of Pyrford, home to the famous Leedham family. Across the fields to the popular Anchor Pub time for quick drinkies and then return via Ockham Mill to the start.
5 miles
Flat terrain
Sat 16 Aug 2014

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2:00pm
Meet on the seafront promenade at Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight

GR: SZ345858
FUN DAY OUT ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT.
We start the walk by climbing Tennyson Down; at the top of which there are magnificent views all over the island. We will then go on along the cliff tops to the Needles with more great photo opportunities. Returning from here we walk on to Alum Bay, famous for its multi coloured sands, and back by open topped bus to Yarmouth.

Travelling by train: Travel to Lymington pier station and then get a foot passenger day return ticket on the Wightlink ferry to Yarmouth, IOW. Note that South West Trains are offering a special summer off peak 15.00 return on the route. From Yarmouth take the Southern Vectis; Bus route no. 7, to Freshwater bay

Travelling by car: Travel to the Isle of Wight Ferry at Lymington Pier, (which is across the river from Lymington town,) and park in the ferry car park which is 8.00 per day. There is also an overflow car park nearby. The post code is SO41 5SB. Then take the ferry as a foot passenger as above
Suggestion to avoid Lyndhurst traffic hold ups, come off M27 West at junction 3, take M271 towards Southampton, then over the bridge on to A35 to Totton, A326 to Hythe, B3054 to Lymington Pier via Beaulieu.

Pub, Cafe or Picnic lunch at Freshwater Bay
5 miles
One big steady ascent out of Freshwater Bay. Leisurely pace
Sun 17 Aug 2014
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2:00pm
The green at Wood Street Village. Parking is available along the road behind the green.
Nearest postcode is GU3 3DZ

GR: SU951509
WOOD STREET VILLAGE AND BROADSTREET COMMON
Wood Street Village and Broadstreet Common. This pleasant afternoon walk will take us through common land, woodland and farm land. Please note we will go through a field containing cows and calves so those with dogs please make sure you are aware of the guidance from Ramblers on this. Refreshments at the White Hart Pub after.
5 miles
Wed 20 Aug 2014

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10:30am
St Marthas (East Side) Guildford Lane Car Park ( If travelling from Albury take second left into Guildford Lane) off A248. From A25 turn right onto A248 just east of Silent Pool CP

GR: TQ035485
ST MARTHAS TO SHERE
We drop down Colyers Hanger to the River Tillingbourne and head to Albury Heath where Monty addressed the Troops before the D Day Landings, then onto Little London and Shere where we stop for lunch, returning via Silver Wood and Water Lane with good views of Newlands Corner.
PUB, CAFE LUNCH in SHERE or PICNIC by the River
8 miles
moderate terrain, a few stiles
Sun 24 Aug 2014
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10:30am
English Heritage Car Park, Wall Lane, Silchester
Nearest Post Code: RG7 2HP
Lat/Long: N51.3616, W1.0882

GR: SU636629
SILCHESTER AND MORTIMER WEST END
Joint Walk with Berkshire Weekend Walkers
Starting at from the free English Heritage car park in Wall Lane, just north of the remains of the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum.
Silchester is most notable for the archaeological site and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum, which is said to have the best-preserved Roman wall in Great Britain. This circular walk through woodland and open countryside includes part of the town wall and amphitheatre and there will be a pub stop for drinks at the Calleva Arms towards the end of the walk.
Please bring a packed lunch and drink.
PICNIC LUNCH
8.75 miles
Sat 30 Aug 2014
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1:00pm
St Mary's Church, Perry Hill, Worplesdon.
Nearest Post Code: GU3 3RE
Pre BBQ WALK
5 mile circular walk arriving back at St Mary's Church by 3.00pm in time for the BBQ. See below for details of how to book for the BBQ (SABRE and SAWW members only)
5 miles
Sun 31 Aug 2014

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10:30am
Meet outside the RHS Caf, RHS Gardens Car Park, Wisley Lane, Wisley
Nearest Post Code: GU23 6QB

GR: TQ065583
THE WISLEY WANDER
We circumnavigate the RHS gardens and fly south to land at the disused Wisley Airfield, then onto the Hautboy and across woods and fields for a picnic lunch by the Black Swan pub at Ockham. Here you might like to pop in for a quick drink or use the facilities. After lunch we will cross Ockham Common passing the Bolder Mere Lake, then over the A3, to return across Wisley Common. Finally we will call in at the RHS Caf for refreshments.
PICNIC LUNCH
8 miles
Mostly flat, Leisurely pace
Sat 6 Sep 2014
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10:15am
Henfield High Street outside Budgens

GR: TQ214159

From the high street there are a couple of signs opposite each other to car parks each side of the road, one at the library and the other in Coopers road.
DOWNS LINK - PART 5
This is a varied walk starting off in the enclosed railway line, opening up to farm land. We will have lunch at Bramber where there is the ruins of a Norman fortress built in 1083, to protect the Adur estuary. In the afternoon the route rolls out onto the flood plains of the River Adur and we will be greeted by the smell of the sea as we approach Shoreham. There is a bus back to Henfield on the special Adur valley line in the summer. If you wish to have more time by the sea you can get a later bus back.
PUB LUNCH
10 miles
Disused railway line.
Sun 7 Sep 2014

SABRE Led Walk Logo
1:30pm
Car park beside the river at north end of Ham Street next to Ham House. (Free public parking)
Nearest Post Code: TW10 7RS (Ham House)

GR: TQ170732
RIVERS, PARKS AND ROYALTY
An easy walk along the Thames Path, then to the top of Richmond Hill and into Richmond Park. Returning to the Thames Path via Ham passing Teddington Lock before returning to the car park
6 miles
Mainly flat with one ascent to the top of Richmond Hill. Easy pace.
Wed 10 Sep 2014

SABRE Led Walk Logo
10:30am
Shere Road Car Park, Sheepleas, West Horsley
Nearest Post Code: KT24 6EP

GR: TQ084514
SHEEPLEAS TO POLESDEN LACEY
Circular walk with views into London, passing through Hazel Bucket, Stars Wood along Hogden Lane, past Dog Kennel Green and along Sheepwash Lane.
Lunch: Caf or Coffee Shop at Polesden Lacey
9 miles
Undulating
Not suitable for dogs
Sat 13 Sep 2014

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1:00pm
Meet outside Speckledy Hen Cafe on the Green off B2128. Park where you can in side roads around the Green
Nearest Post Code: GU5 0UB

GR: TQ032438
SHAMLEY GREEN TO BLACKHEATH
A varied walk across farmland and heath to Derrys Hill, Blackheath village and Heath, Darbyns Brook before returning to Shamley Green where there is the option of tea and scrummy cakes at the Speckledy Hen cafe.
5 miles
Some moderate ascent and descent and some stiles and sandy tracks
Sat 20 Sep 2014

SABRE Led Walk Logo
1:30pm
Albury Heath on the wide side track on the brow above the railway off New Road which is off the A248 (just past the cricket ground)

GR: TQ086448
ALBURY HEATH TO PEASLAKE
A varied walk over farmland and woods on the greensand, with lovely long views.
We can stop at the newly opened Hurtwood Inn in Peaslake for drinks half way
6.25 miles (approx)
moderate ascent and a few stiles
Not suitable for dogs
Sat 20 Sep 2014

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10:00am
Car park West Hoathly, in Hoathly Hill (free ). At the junction of The Fox pub take rt fork up the hill, car park 100yds on the right.
Nearest Post Code RH19 4PN

GR: TQ366325

1:00-1:30pm start in the afternoon
HIGH WEALD LANDSCAPE TRAIL (Figure of 8 Walk)
From this pretty 16th century village passing the N.T Priest House we follow the HWLTrail with far reaching views of the Sussex Downs. The sound of the steam trains in the distance. After lunch, a look at the local church with more views then heading north with more glorious views we skirt round Gravetye Manor with a peek into the hidden vegetable garden before picking up the HWLTRAIL again heading back into West Hoathly.
PUB LUNCH at The Cat Inn
5 miles before lunch
4-5miles afternoon
Some styles, little mud in places, some ups and downs
Sun 21 Sep 2014

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10:30am
Car park on Coopers Hill Lane, Englefield Green (head for Kingswood, TW20 0LG). Car park on right just before Airforce Memorial.
AIRFORCE MEMORIAL, WINDSOR GREAT PARK AND THE RIVER THAMES
Stopping to look at the Airforce Memorial, before heading for Runneymede and the Monument for the signing of the Magna Carta. From here we will make our way along the Thames Path towards Datchet. Stopping for a short break at the Queens farm shop for refreshments. After our break, make our way toward the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park. Then through the Great Park back to the car park where we started.
7 miles
One descent. Could be muddy in places if it rains
Sat 27 Sep 2014

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10.45am morning countryside walk
2.00pm afternoon city walk
Meet outside the Tourist information office at the Guildhall, on the Broadway (it is part of the High Street), Winchester
Nearest Post Code: SO23 9GH

GR: SU484293
WINCHESTER COUNTRY WALK AND HISTORIC CITY TOUR
The morning walk leads out along the River Itchen heading to the South of Winchester, passing Winchester College and through the picturesque Water Meadows. We ascend St Catherines hill and see great views over the City of Winchester and surrounding countryside. We return back on the eastern bank of the River Itchen, later to ascend St Giles Hill for another spectacular viewpoint. Then its back to Winchester for a picnic lunch in the Abbey Gardens or a nearby cafs. (We recommend walking boots or good walking shoes for the morning walk as the hill descent is quite steep in places and river bank can be muddy)
The afternoon walk is a leisurely tour of the historic parts of Winchester and includes passing by Wolvesey Castle, Winchester Cathedral, and stopping for a short time to visit the free City Museum, then up the High Street to take in Winchester Castle ruins plus the Great Hall and the Knights of The Round Table, retuning turning back past the grand military museums. We end our tour in the Cathedral Grounds where we will finish with refreshments at the Refectory Caf.

Travelling Advice
By car try the East Winchester Park and Ride at St Catherines, SO23 9NP, or Barfield, SO23 9SQ, both off junction 10 of the M3. They cost 3 per car from the ticket machine, and buses are every 15 minutes to Broadway for the Guildhall. If parking is full try South Winchester P&R off junction 11 of the M3
The main train station is an estimated 15 minute walk from the Gulidhall.
Morning walk 4 Miles, some hills
Afternoon walk 2.5 Miles, mostly on the level
Both walks at a leisurely pace
Sat 27 Sep 2014
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10:30am
Sat Nav: Fleet Railway Station, GU51 3QY, Lat/Long: N51.2905, W0.8305

GR: SU816552
FLEET POND AND THE FOREST OF EVERSLEY
Meet at the newly refurbished Fleet Railway Station (south car park) at 10:30am. Parking is 2 for the day. This walk is mostly flat and includes Fleet pond, lots of woodland, some heathland and a section of the Basingstoke Canal. There will be a pub lunch stop half way round at The Foresters pub. Although there may be some mud, paths are generally good and well maintained.
PUB LUCH
7 miles
Mostly flat
Sun 28 Sep 2014
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10:20am
Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, A25 Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks
Nearest Post Code: TN13 3DF

GR: TQ522564

From M25 J5, follow the signs for Sevenoaks (M26, A21, A25 in quick succession). Follow A25, signed Maidstone, for ~1.5 miles to signed "Wildfowl Reserve".

Nearest station: Bat & Ball
SEVENOAKS RESERVE
A pleasant walk around the fringes of Sevenoaks, starting in the Wildlife Reserve and also visiting Dryhill geological reserve. At the end of the walk, folks can get a cuppa in the cafe and/or wander around more of the Wildlife Reserve.
PUB LUNCH, DOGS NOT ALLOWED IN RESERVE
9 miles
fairly easy terrain

+ Except registered assistance dogs