SAWW and SABRE joint walking programme
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/SABRE 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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|Date||Start Time and Place||Details||Distance|
|Wed 1 May 2013||10:30am|
The village of Heyshott, South of Midhurst, West Sussex
Nearest Post Code:GU29 0DL
Park at the Unicorn Inn, if you are staying for lunch
|MID WEEK WALK: HEYSHOTT HIKE and MIDHURST MEANDER|
With Alison at the helm, a enjoy 5-6 mile morning circular walk from the small village of Heyshott heading up onto the South Downs Way. The walk gives you a climb of over 500 feet with the steepest part as you approach the summit and you will be rewarded with fabulous views across Sussex towards Surrey.
Then enjoy lunch, including meat and other dishes, at the The Unicorn Inn at approximately 1.00 pm
After lunch for those of you who wish to, we relocate to Midhurst where Nigel will lead a 4 mile circular walk around the Midhurst area, at times following the River Rother and passing by the picturesque hamlets of Woolbeding and Stedham. Tea shop in Midhurst at end.
|5 miles am|
4 miles pm
|Sat 4 May 2013||10.30am|
Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire, south of Petersfield on the A3. Car Park £2. Visitors centre open from 9am for breakfast etc. (Return at approx 04.30pm)
Nearest Post Code PO8 0QE
QUEEN ELIZABETH COUNTRY PARK, BUTSER HILL AND SOUTH DOWNS WAY|
We start with a spectacular long climb to the top of Butster Hill (35mins), giving wonderful views of hills and valleys. Following the South Downs Way we turn off to descend through a farm where we find the source of the River Meon, and see sheep and llamas. We reach East Meon for a pub lunch. At the church we will see the Millenium Tapestry (a map of the village).
There is also a picnic area and village shop serving tea/coffee and cakes etc. After lunch we rejoin the SDW again. We return to QE park via Butster Hill. Optional cafe at the end.
Note: Morning 5 miles, afternoon 6 miles
Steep start but well worth it
|Sun 5 May 2013||10:15am for 10:30am start|
Wray Lane car park
Nearest Postcode: RH2 0HX
Nearest Station: Reigate
|WALTON - REIGATE- GATTON PARK|
From the car park we cross Walton Health for lunch in Walton, pub or picnic, and then head south and east to Gatton Park.
PUB LUNCH OR PICNIC
|Sat 11 May 2013||10:30am|
Marden Car Park, Woldingham Country Park. Just north of M25, access via Tandridge Hill Lane
Nearest PostCode (Not Exact): CR3 7AD
|WOLDINGHAM COUNTRY PARK TO CHELSHAM|
Through the bluebells in Woldingham Country Park past the golf club to Warlingham and then on to Chelsham for lunch. Return via Vanguard Way through the rolling North Downs to be greeted with far reaching views across the Weald before joining the North Downs Way with views and the sounds of the M25 as we head back to Marden Car Park.
PICNIC OR PUB LUNCH
|10 miles approx.|
A few hills, then a few more etc.
|Sun 12 May 2013||11:30am|
National Trust car park opposite Outwood Mill
Nearest Post Code:RH1 5PW
THE OUTWOOD MILLER'S TRAIL|
A lovely ramble from Outwood home of England's oldest working windmill, built in 1665, it was the spot to watch the great fire of London apparently. We will have a picnic lunch so please bring something to sit on.
PICNIC LUNCH There may be an opportunity for a drink in the pub afterwards.
Lots of mud when I did the reccie but hoping for it to be drier in May.
|Sat 18 May 2013||
Kingston Gate free car park, Richmond Park. If full, please use Broomfield Hill car park (next one up hill). Cross road and follow signed path to Isabella Plantation to join us outside main gates. Alternatively, meet leader inside entrance to Kingston Railway Station, ready to leave at 09:20 to walk to start point.
Nearest post code: KT2 7SX
MY ROYAL BACK YARD|
Another in the “Show us your neighbourhood” series. Circular walk through Richmond Park via Isabella Plantation and Pen Ponds. Then along the Thames path via Ham House, Teddington Lock and Kingston upon Thames.
PICNIC, or CAFE LUNCH available at Pembroke Lodge, and option for mid-afternoon drinks at the Boaters Inn.
Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead in Isabella Plantation, close to deer and near Pen Ponds. Sorry, no dogs permitted in Pembroke Lodge or its gardens.
(Maps: LR 176, Expl 161)
|Sun 19 May 2013||
Crown Court car park behind High Street, The Bury, Godalming
Post code: GU7 1EE
Nearest station Godalming
GOLDALMING TO SHACKLEFORD|
We follow the gently meandering River Wey into the pleasant farmland and pull up at the popular Cyder House Inn at Shackleford to have a drink. Further on we encounter, the ancient and picturesque hamlet of Peper Harrow. We later re- join the River Wey at Eashing Bridges. Along the way we catch sight of the lofty spires of Charterhouse School and make our return back to Godalming. Tea and cakes at Farncombe boat house.
This walk will be featured in Explore Surrey Magazine.
|Wed 22 May 2013||11:00am|
Meet in the courtyard outside the Tea Room
Hatchlands Park, East Clandon Guildford, Surrey
Nearest Post Code GU4 7RT
|MIDWEEK WALK: HATCHLANDS PARK PICNIC|
Join Derek on this leisurely walk through 400 acres of varied parkland around Hatchlands Park House, including woods full of bluebells and woodland anemones at this time of year. We will take a picnic lunch at the lake side, weather permitting. Otherwise we will have a snack lunch at the Tea Room. Entrance to the parkland is £4.40 or show NT card. Parking is free to all. Members please note that there are restrictions on where dog owners may take their dogs, mainly around the main house, formal garden and children’s’ areas.
|Sat 25 May 2013||2:00pm|
Shalford Station off A281 (free parking)
Nearest Post Code: GU4 8HZ
|WEY NAVIGATION, NORTH DOWNS WAY & LOSELEY PARK|
This walk takes us beside the River Wey and along part of the North Downs Way to the Watts Gallery, devoted to am eminent Victorian artist, where we will stop for tea before returning through farm fields with wide open views, passing Loseley House, a fine example of Elizabethan architecture built in 1562 by Sir William More
Not suitable for dogs
|Sun 26 May 2013||10:30am|
Moor Copse Nature Reserve, on A340 between Theale and Tidmarsh.
Postcode: RG8 8FD will take satnavs to Tidmarsh just north of Nature Reserve.
From M4, J12, take A4, signed Theale for one mile. At second roundabout, take A340, signed Pangbourne, for 2 miles. Nature Reserve is first right after A340 goes over M4.
Simon will be at car share: 9.30am, Bolder Mere car park, Old Lane off M25 J10 slip road to A3 south. Nearest Post Code: KT11 1NR GR: TQ078586
Great views, twittering skylarks and Spring flowers (probably including lots of late bluebells) on this jaunt in the low hills above the Thames Valley. We'll explore the Nature Reserve, stroll along the River Pang and come across a mysterious and romantic tower.
|12 miles, undulating|
|Mon 27 May 2013||1:30pm|
Meet at the road side car parking alongside the A31 on Alton ( left hand side as you face the pub) side of The Hen and Chicken Public House, Upper Froyle, Hants
|UPPER FROYLE, VILLAGE OF THE SAINTS|
This rural walk starts at the Hen & Chicken pub beside the A31. We walk to Upper Froyle known by locals as the 'village of the saints' because of the 17 statues of saints in niches above the doors of houses. We then follow St.Swithin's Way to Pax Hill, where we divert northwards to Lower Froyle and descend by Saintbury Hill back to Upper Froyle and the pub for refreshment.
The pub does an all day carvery (£9.95) from noon until 8pm.
The walk distance is 6 miles (one slight hill). Ramblers' dogs only will be allowed. One stile can be by-passed by dog walkers, (or lifted over) by rejoining the rest of us on a country lane later on that we cross.
|Sat 1 Jun 2013||
LET'S GO TWO WAYS|
This attractive route with views, woodland and heath goes uphill to the North Downs Way and passes the old Betchworth Quarry. We arrive at Box Hill cafe and servery for lunch (there are sandwiches, pasties, cakes and other goodies plus drinks, or bring your own sandwich). The afternoon section drops down to the Greensand Way to Betchworth, Brockham and back over Reigate Heath.
No Dogs Please+
Circular, but you could leave at Box Hill and walk to Dorking station
|Sun 9 Jun 2013||
St Catherines Village Hall, Chestnut Avenue off the A3100 Portsmouth Road.
Lunch 1.10 - 2.30pm
2.30pm Same start as the morning
VIEWS AROUND GUILDFORD|
Join us for some of the most beautiful views around Guildford. This morning we shall be covering the western part in a circular route passing Loseley House and Watts Gallery.
There will be a buffet BBQ Lunch available at Hitherbury Close GU2 4DL. Cost £5
Ideally please send text in advance so I know how many to cater for. This is available to both morning and afternoon walkers. (Pick up from outside the Village Hall)
This afternoon we cover eastern Guildford and cross over the River Wey following some of the North Downs Way for a circular route with great views of Chilworth and Shalford
Optional pub stop at the end at Ye Olde Ship Inn
|6.5 miles (am)|
5.5 miles (pm)
|Sat 22 Jun 2013||10:30am|
Seven Sisters Country Park Car Park (£3.50) on A259.
Nearest Post Code BN25 4AD
Open forest, Farmland and the fantastic Seven Sisters coastal cliff walk.
Lunch in East Dean at the Tiger Inn, The Hikers Rest or a Picnic, (fab deli in East Dean for picnic stuff).
Last year we ended up on the beach with an optional swim
The Seven Sisters are hilly!
|Sun 23 Jun 2013||10:00am|
Haslemere High Street Car Park (off A286)
Nearest Post Code:GU27 2HG
Nearest Station: Haslemere
This walk passes through a variety of scenery amongst the gently undulating country between the wooded heights of Hindhead (272m) and Blackdown ( 280m).
|Sun 21 Jul 2013||Morning Walk||ALBURY FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL AND WALK|
Details to Follow
|Sat 27 Jul 2013||10:30am|
The public car park around the Devils Dyke pub, not the pub car park (£2.00 per day, free to NT members), Dyke Road, off Devil’s Dyke Road, Sussex. Nearest post code BN1 8YJ: see driving instructions note in walks detail.
|DEVILS DYKE WALK (Joint Walk with SURG)|
Enjoy stunning views over the rolling South Downs down to the coast as we walk through fields and later go along the course of the former Devils Dyke railway line. Lunch will be at the Devils Dyke pub where you can see further great views out to the North Downs. After lunch we go down into the valley and head for the picturesque village of Fulking for a drink at their local pub and then return.
At the end of the afternoon you may wish to join us on an open top bus trip to Brighton for a stroll along Brighton’s sea front and an early evening meal in Brighton’s Lanes. We return on the 8.00 pm bus to the Devils Dyk
Note that the post code will take you to the Devil’s Dyke Road approximately 1 mile south of the pub. From this location, carry on ahead and when the road bends to the right go straight ahead onto the narrower Dyke Road and follow it to the end.
PUB OR PICNIC LUNCH
|Figure of 8|
6 miles am
4 miles pm
One steep uphill at an easy pace.
|Sat 10 Aug 2013||TBD||SWANAGE (TOP 10 WALK)|
Details to Follow
+ Except registered assistance dogs