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Date Start Time and Place Details Distance
Sat 6 Sep 2014
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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.
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.
10 miles
Disused railway line.
Sun 7 Sep 2014

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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
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

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Shere Road Car Park, Sheepleas, West Horsley
Nearest Post Code: KT24 6EP

GR: TQ084514
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
Not suitable for dogs
Sat 13 Sep 2014

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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
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

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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
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
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
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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Sat Nav: Fleet Railway Station, GU51 3QY, Lat/Long: N51.2905, W0.8305

GR: SU816552
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.
7 miles
Mostly flat
Sat 27 Sep 2014

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Chantry Wood Car Park off Pilgrims Way (signposted North Downs Way ) which is in turn off A281 Shalford Rd Guildford
(if CP full park in nearby Clifford Manor Road and walk short distance)

GR: TQ003483
Forming part of the ridge of the North Downs, Chantry Wood is 78 hectares of mixed woodland, after walking through the woods we climb up to St Marthas Church for lovely views before descending through Colyers Hanger, then past the Chilworth historic Gunpowder Mills remains and through open fields back to the car park
6 miles
some steep ascent and descent
No Dogs Please+
Sun 28 Sep 2014
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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
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.
9 miles
fairly easy terrain
Wed 1 Oct 2014

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Blackheath Common Car Park Blackheath Lane
(if coming from Chilworth A248 turn up Sample Oak Lane over level crossing just opposite Percy Arms Pub, if Common CP full ,park in former Villagers Pub CP and short walk up to starting point)

GR: TQ036462
A varied walk, heading first towards Shamley Green where it is possible to stop at cafe for coffee, before Barnett Hill and Wonersh where we stop for lunch. After lunch we climb up Chinthurst Hill, then down to Bradstone Brook, Chilworth Gunpowder Remains before heading back up to Blackheath.
PUB LUNCH at Grantley Arms Wonersh or picnic on Common
10 miles
some ascent & descent and few sandy tracks
No Dogs Please+
Sun 12 Oct 2014

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Details to Follow
5 miles

+ Except registered assistance dogs