SAWW 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 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
- If you have a query about SAWW membership please contact . Questions about a specific walk should be addressed to .
- During 2014 we have shared a common Walking Programme with Surrey and Beyond Ramblers. In 2015, the two groups will be running independent programmes.
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|Date||Start Time and Place||Details||Distance|
|Sat 6 Dec 2014||12:00 noon prompt!|
Normandy Village Hall Car Park
Nearest Post Code: GU3 2DD
Nearest Station: Wanborough (0.75miles)
|NORMANDY AND WOOD STREET VILLAGE|
For those SAWW members staying for the AGM there will be sandwiches, home made cakes and tea/coffee following the walk in Normandy Village Hall
|Sat 6 Dec 2014||10:15am|
The Star, Kingston Road, Leatherhead
Nearest Post Code: KT22 0DP
|PRINCE'S COVERT AND BEYOND|
We will walk to Claygate, returning through Epsom & Ashtead Commons.
|6 miles (approx)|
Very muddy in places
|Sun 7 Dec 2014||10:20am|
Liphook Station, Nearest Post Code: GU30 7DR
N.B. Haslemere High Street very likely to be closed to traffic.
Simon will be catching the 10.12 train from Haslemere Station (GU27 2PE) to Liphook. Parking available at either station (small charge).
|HASLEMERE CHRISTMAS MARKET|
Linear walk from Liphook to Haslemere, reaching Haslemere in enough time for us to enjoy the famous Christmas Market. On the way, we'll take in three counties, the Sussex Border, Serpent &, er, LipChis Trails, fine woodland and some great views.
|Wed 10 Dec 2014||10:30am|
Friday Street car park, Friday Street Road
Nearest post code RH5 6JR
(Take Hollow Lane, first on left after Wotton Hatch on A25. Continue down Hollow Lane and just beyond Abinger Common take the very sharp left turn towards the car park, 1.5 miles in all from the A25)
|ONCE A POND A TIME|
The pond is at Friday Street which has been described as the smallest, prettiest and most remote hamlet in Surrey. We go past the mill pond and walk through an ancient landscape of woods, hills and heaths. A pub lunch is planned at Holmbury St Mary to set us up for the return via Leith Hill.
Circular, some ups and downs with a happy ending
|Sun 14 Dec 2014||1:30pm|
Outside The Good Intent Pub, The Street, Puttenham
Nearest postcode: GU3 1AR
Dragging ourselves away from the pub we march up the hill soon to find ourselves in the wilderness that is Puttenham Common. We view the distant blue hazed hills as we cross the common, then onwards, passing the picturesque Rose Cottage and the ponds to view Puttenham Priory.
Afterwards we'll be returning to Puttenham and then welcoming refreshments at the Seale Cafe and Craft
One steady ascent at start, Leisurely pace
|Sat 20 Dec 2014||1:00pm|
Shere Recreation Ground Car Park. Upper Street, Shere, Surrey
Free public car park
Nearest Post Code: GU5 9HE
|SHERE, NORTH DOWNS AND ABINGER HAMMER|
Circular walk along woodland tracks and bridleways through Abinger Hammer and back to Shere.
Refreshments afterwards at the Dabbling Duck Tearoom.
very muddy in parts
Sorry no dogs+
|Thu 25 Dec 2014||10:15am|
|CHRISTMAS DAY WALK|
Christmas day walk from Farnham Station along the North Downs to Compton and back to Farnham Station. If the weather is inclement we can cut out part of the walk. At the end of the walk we might be able to find a pub for a Christmas drink.
No pub lunch please bring a sandwich, snack and a drink.
|Sat 27 Dec 2014||1:30pm|
Brookwood train station car park (£2 charge on Saturday)
Nearest Post Code: GU24 0ER
|BROOKWOOD CEMETERY AND PIRBRIGHT|
A 2.5 hour walk exploring Brookwood cemetery and the village of Pirbright.
Drink at a pub afterwards.
No Dogs Please+
|Sun 28 Dec 2014||1:30pm|
Join Nigel at Frensham Great Pond car park, Bacon Lane, Frensham, Surrey. The nearest post code is GU10 2QD which is for the Frensham Pond hotel. The car park is about half a mile away on the north side of the Pond. Bacon Lane is off A287 south of Farnham.
|FRENSHAM TO DOCKENFIELD|
This walk features many aspects of the Surrey countryside, including heathland, river paths, pleasant hills and farmland.
We start by walking alongside the Great pond at Frensham and then follow the River Wey as it meanders into the gently rolling hills. Ascending up onto the hill ridge we get great views across the surrounding countryside, eventually descending down to Frensham Village where we see Old Mother Ludlamís cauldron and returning across the common.
Tea and refreshments at end
Some small hills, Leisurely pace
|Wed 31 Dec 2014||10:00am|
Blackheath Car Park.Take the Chilworth to Shamley Green Road (south) over the railway crossing. Turn left at a junction (Farley Heath). The car park is just beyond the now closed Villagers pub.
|BLACKHEATH, CHINTHURST HILL and SHAMLEY GREEN|
We follow the Downs Link to Chinthurst Hill . We then pick up the disused railway line (Wey Path South) for two miles until meeting the Greensand Way, which takes us NW to Shamley Green for a Pub/Cafe lunch. After refreshments we continue NW via Darbyn's Brook to Blackheath Car Park.
There will be mud;a climb up Chinthurst Hill, otherwise undulating and flat along the WSP.
|All Walks in 2015 are SAWW Led|
|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 b y 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 villageand 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 )
|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 22 Feb 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.
|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 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
+ Except registered assistance dogs