SAWW walking programme

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Date Start Time and Place Details Distance
Fri 3 Apr 201510:00am
Bopeep car park, end of Bopeep Lane
Nearest Post Code: BN26 6UJ

GR: TQ494051

Heading from Lewes towards Eastbourne on the A27, pass through Selmeston village. 250 yards after the Village Store petrol station, turn right at crossroads, signed "By-Way", into Bopeep Lane. Follow this road 1.5 miles to the top of the ridge.

Superb walk in wonderful countryside with stunning views and masses of historical and cultural interest. We'll head over the hills to Alfriston and then Berwick for lunch. After lunch, we'll watch a bit of the traditional Good Friday South Downs skipping contest (entry optional) and head on to Charleston for a tea stop with the Bloomsbury Set. Then we head through Firle for the final climb up to the mighty Firle Beacon.
13 miles
Sun 12 Apr 201510:30am
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
8 miles
Flat in the morning. Hilly in the afternoon
Sun 19 Apr 201510:30am
National Trust Hydon’s Ball (free parking). The car park is on the south side of Salt Lane where it meets Clock Barn Lane. Do not use the National Trust driving directions as these are incorrect.

GR: SU978401
Varied walk through wooded hills, bluebell banks, heath and farmland. The walk take us through Winkworth Arboretum along the Greensands Way to the picturesque village of Hascombe where we’ll stop for a picnic lunch on the village green overlooking the church pond. If time permits we can stop for refreshments (drinks only) at the White Horse before continuing along the Greensands Way with lovely views all along the ridge and finally the best view of all from the top of Hydon’s Ball before returning to the car park.
12.5 miles
A few gentle hills, one steep climb
Sun 26 Apr 201510:30am
Meet at the car park on Flanchford Road, Reigate Heath
Nearest Post Code: RH2 8AB
Reigate Heath An interesting walk (possibly featuring some Lama's ) over to Leigh ( pronounced Lie) for a pub lunch.
8 miles
Mostly Flat
Sun 10 May 201510:30am (prompt)
Friday Street car park, Abinger Common, Dorking
Nearest Post Code: RH5 6JR

GR: TQ1277545810
A lovely variable walk, passing between Dorking & Guildford & the villages of Wotton & Sutton Abinger.
PICNIC LUNCH with possible drink stop at the Volunteer.
10 miles
circular walk. Some uphill stretches & likely to be muddy in parts.
Sat 16 May 201510:30am (morning)
1:30pm (afternoon)
Denbies Wine Estate , London Road, Dorking, Surrey
Nearest Post Code: RH5 6AA

GR: TQ165511

Meet by the Assembly Point sign in the car park
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
Sat 4 Jul 201510:00am
Entrance of "The Ridges" off Portsmouth Road A3100.
Nearest Post Code: GU3 1LH

Ideal parking at Artingdon, Park and Ride 5 min walk away

Entrance of Hitherbury Close, off A3100
Nearest Post Code: GU2 4DR

Parking in car park at base of Hitherbury Close.
Join us for some of the most beautiful views around Guildford. In the morning we shall be covering the western part in a circular route passing Loseley House and Watts Gallery.
At around 1.15pm there will be a buffet BBQ lunch including salad etc (£10) Ideally text please a few days before if eating so I know numbers to cater for. Food at Weybourne House, Hitherbury Close GU2 4DL.
There is an open bar here where you can purchase drinks. After this there will be a charity raffle with proceeds going to Cancer Research.
Afternoon walkers welcome to meet earlier for the BBQ.
During the 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.
7 miles am
5 miles pm
Sat 25 Jul 201510:30am
Godstone Village Green (next to the pond) Godstone, Surrey
A very scenic walk taking in ponds. We visit Church Town and the grave of Walker Miles 'founding father of Ramblers Groups'. Lunch is at the cosy Haycutters Inn. We will also discover a very old tree indeed.
8 miles
(fairly flat)

+ Except registered assistance dogs

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