SAWW walking programme
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|Date||Start Time and Place||Details||Distance|
|Sun 4 Jan 2015||10:30am|
Outside the Derby Arms pub opposite Epsom Grandstand on Epsom Racecourse
Nearest Post Code: KT18 5LE
|EPSOM DOWNS TO WALTON ON THE HILL|
A nice 5 mile walk over to Walton on the Hill for lunch at lovely the Chequers Inn. We usually get to see some racehorses thundering by and we should be back at about 3pm
|Sun 11 Jan 2015||12:30pm|
Thursley cricket ground. Thursley is 9 miles south of Guildford and 1 mile west of the A3. From the A3, continue through the village and park in the designated area beside the cricket green. Nearest Post Code GU8 6QA
|THURSLEY, GIBBET HILL & HIGHCOMB BOTTOM|
Beginning at Thursley, the walk starts a steady climb to the rim of the Devil's Punch Bowl where the views are quite stunning. The route continues to Gibbet Hill, before descending to Highcomb Bottom, a remote and beautiful landscape, then back to Thursley.
Refreshments at the Punch Bowl Cafe (NT)
Hilly, but not too strenuous.
|Sun 18 Jan 2015||10:00am|
Meet at Rykers Cafe car park at the bottom of Box Hill ( near the Burford Bridge Hotel ) Old London Road, West Humble, Foot of Box Hill, Dorking
Nearest Post Code: RH5 6BY
|THE RUNNING HORSES|
We follow the River Mole as it winds it's way into Leatherhead for lunch at the Running Horses pub.
After lunch we head for Michael Caine's pad at Gibbons Grove ( not a lot of people know that )
|Sat 24 Jan 2015||11:00am|
Meet at Lurgashall Village Green, West Sussex (near Noah’s Ark Pub), off A283, about 6 miles south of Chiddingfold
Nearest Post Code: GU28 9ET
|BLACK DOWN & LURGASHALL|
Today we venture just over the Surrey border to the pretty village of Lurgashall from where we walk to Northchapel for a pub lunch. Then on through scenic fields and woodland up to Black Down with its magnificent views towards the South Downs before descending to the Lurgashall Winery for a cuppa and cake (and perhaps a sample of their wares!).
Moderate with one hill. Some mud inevitable.
|Thu 29 Jan 2015||12:00noon|
for lunch or outside the pub at 1:15pm for the walk. The Anchor Inn, Church Street, Hartfield, East Sussex
Nearest Post Code:TN7 4AG
|ASHDOWN FOREST MIDWEEKER|
Today we explore Ashdown Forest with it's Woods, open plains and a link with a familiar book..
|6 miles approx|
|Sun 1 Feb 2015||10:30am|
Newlands Corner car park Dorking Road , Newlands Corner not far from Shere
Nearest Post Code:GU4 8SE
|THE MYSTERY OF AGATHA CHRISTIE|
Today we recount the tale of Agatha Christie's missing 11 days.
PUB LUNCH at the White Horse Shere .
A few hilly bits
|Sun 8 Feb 2015||12:30pm, sharp|
Chipstead Meads recreation ground, Elmore pond, high road, Chipstead.
Nearest Post Code: CR5 3QN
Car park is slightly hidden from the road; right next to Chipstead rugby football club with the pond visable from the road. Please allow yourself time to find the car park & be ready for the 12:30 start.
Walk starts in Chipstead at Elmore Pond heading out to Upper Gatton woods. Views of the North Downs Ridge. CAFE STOP at the quirky Fanny's Farm in Merstham.
Very muddy in parts. Some uphill stretches.
|Sun 1 Mar 2015||10:30am|
Meeting at Ripley Green (north of the High Street) , Ripley
Nearest Post Code: GU23 6AJ
|RIPLEY TO SEND|
We take a scenic walk along the Wey navigation with canal boats and weirs to the New Inn at Send for lunch , a pub with an interesting tale to tell.
|Sun 15 Mar 2015||12:30pm|
Horsell Common car park, just off the A245 just beyond the six crossroads outside Woking
Nearest Post Code: GU21 4HE
Nearest Station: Woking
|HORSELL, FAIROAKS AND CHOBHAM COMMON|
A gentle and leisurely ramble through the more sublime parts of Horsell and Chobham common, taking in Fairoaks Airport and the famous sandpits which inspired H G Wells.
Maybe muddy depending on previous night's weather. No hills.
|Sun 29 Mar 2015||12:00 noon|
Meet 12 noon for lunch in the Jack Phillips pub , High Street Godalming GU7 1DY or outside the front of the pub at 1-15pm for the walk.
A guided walk that recounts the tale of the ill-fated Titanic and includes a tea stop (and possible rowing boat) at Hectors tea room.
One steep path
|Sun 5 Apr 2015||10:30am|
Meet at the back (furtherest away from the leisure centre) of the Guildford Spectrum car park, Parkway, Guildford
Nearest Post Code: GU1 1UP
Starting with a riverside walk into Guildford passing Dapdune Wharf.
Lunch is at the White House pub.
After lunch we take in and views from Pewley Downs
Flat in the morning. Hilly in the afternoon
|Sun 26 Apr 2015||10:30am|
Meet at the car park on Flanchford Road, Reigate Heath
Nearest Post Code: RH2 8AB
|REIGATE HEATH TO LEIGH|
Reigate Heath An interesting walk (possibly featuring some Lama's ) over to Leigh ( pronounced Lie) for a pub lunch.
|Sat 16 May 2015||10:30am (morning)|
Denbies Wine Estate , London Road, Dorking, Surrey
Nearest Post Code: RH5 6AA
Meet by the Assembly Point sign in the car park
|SAWW/SABRE JOINT FIGURE OF EIGHT|
Morning 10-30am - A leisurely stroll up onto the North Downs Way with great views of the vineyard, Box Hill and Dorking. We head for Ranmore Church then drop down along a woodland path back to Denbies.
Afternoon 1-30pm - Leaving Denbies we turn to the North through the vineyards fields of vines and soon to pass through the picturesque hamlet of West Humble ever onwards ascending up into the wooded hills. Then veering firstly to the west along a ridge path later descending steeply southwards through woodland into a pleasant green valley only to later rise up again through Ashcombe Woods with great views out to the North Downs. Finally descending back down to Denbies for some well earned refreshments.
CAFE LUNCH at Denbies Cafe
|4 miles am|
5 miles pm
Some hills, leisurely pace
+ Except registered assistance dogs
Please take a few moments to read these important notes.
- Non-members are welcome to attend up to three SAWW walks before joining The Ramblers.
- New walkers are strongly advised to start with a short, easy walk.
- All walkers participate at their own risk.
- There is no need to book in advance. Just turn up.
- If, exceptionally, a walk has to be cancelled or altered, this programme will be adjusted.
- New walks are regularly added to the programme, so if a walk is not shown for a particular Saturday or Sunday, please check back nearer the time.
- You should bring protective and warm clothing (in cold and wet weather) and wear appropriate footwear.
- As a rule of thumb, assume walking speed is 2 mph to estimate how long a walk will take.
- If you are planning to get to a walk by public transport, the following web sites may be of help: www.transportdirect.info or www.traveline.org.uk
- Please check carefully the start location and your route to it before setting out, and plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before the departure time stated in the programme.
- Please do not walk ahead of the walk leader and let them know if you plan leave the walk early.
- Please do not consume your own food on pub premises.
- Where a pub lunch is indicated, it cannot be guaranteed that the pub will be able to accommodate us if large numbers turn up for the walk. You might wish to bring a snack just in case.
- SAWW members may bring a single dog on most SAWW walks. However, we ask non-members not to bring dogs except for Recognised Assistance Dogs, e.g. guide dogs, hearing dogs, etc. If you would like to attend a SAWW walk with an assistance dog, we ask that you contact so that the walk leader can inform you of any likely difficulties. SAWW dog policy
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