Guildford Group of the Ramblers' Association
Spring/Summer 2013 Programme
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All walks are circular unless otherwise
stated. If a footpath, stile or access issue should come to your notice for
reporting,please go to the
'Footpath Issue' link for writing out a
Please note to only park in a pub car park if you intend staying for
lunch. Other parking is usually available nearby.
find the start point,
click on the grid reference below to see a map.
Use the zoom
control on the map site to level 3 = 1:25000 for best detail.
Want to know how to read a map and use a
to our 'Understanding maps' link
Nav. post code. With the grid reference map open, click on the
link immediately below the map that states
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Please ensure that whenever there is diificult weather that common sense
prevails and always call the walk
leader if in doubt as to whether a
walk will take place.
CP = Car Park. NT = National
Walk detail Grid
Ref Grade Start time
Wonderful, wonderful, Wonersh, Surrey Hills, Hilly Walk.
at Chinthurst Hill Car Park, Wonersh Common Road.B2128. You are
invited to a Pub lunch at the end.
898973 or 07833100993 on day
A walk on the Sussex border:
brisk morning walk east of Okewood Hill followed by a good lunch
in The Punchbowl Inn
in The Punchbowl Inn CP, Okewood Hill. Going south through
Walliswood on the Horsham Road, turn left on road signposted
Oakwood Hill, Ockley and Dorking. After one mile at junction
with Honeywood lane bear left. The pub is just on the left
opposite a cricket ground.
576558 or 07879477203 on day
Digest a good lunch with a quiet walk
For those who want to make a day of it, or
just need a short afternoon walk.
afternoon follow on.
576558 or 07879477203
Navigation, Coffee in Send, The fishing Lakes ,bring your rod.
at the New Inn, Send Road Send. Please park further up Potters
Lane ,if you are not lunching. You are invited to a Pub lunch
after the walk. EASY FLAT WALK FOR NEW MEMBERS.
224653 or 07715701348 on day
Views & Gardens:
A great walk for views and an optional visit to a beautiful
at The Percy Arms CP on A248 in Chilworth. Please park in road
if not staying for lunch at the end.
561628 or 07776402241 on day
Albury, Blackheath Forest and Albury Heath. A few modest ascents
but plenty of variety.
Drummond Arms, Albury on A 248. Park at PH if staying for lunch
otherwise roads nearby
574671 or 07890000213 on day
evening walk around Eashing and Hurtmore
at Crown Court CP, The Burys, Godalming. Optional Meal in
slightly hilly walk through Wintershall, Selhurst Common, Nore
Hanger, and Hascombe Hill. Is that like being slightly pregnant?
at the car park opposite the WHITE HORSE PUB, in Hascombe. You
are invited to lunch at The White Horse after the walk.
872990 or 07552747429 on day
An evening where we can learn the basics of
understanding a map & a compass. If you have a compass please bring
Practise on Sunday see entry
A real opportunity to brush up or learn afresh some basic skills
regarding map reading. Light refreshments available
Please let Keith know if you
Held at The Spike, Warren Road, Guildford. 7.30pm to
Way Stage 1: Gravesend Pier to Sole Street
See notes below
Contact the leader for detail of travelling options whether by
car or train. See notes
456251 or 07704107042 on
Navigation on Blackheath.
Blackheath has many
paths, & is a good place to practice.
Please bring a compass
if you can.
Meet at car park at
end of Blackheath Lane.
TakeA248 & turn up by
Chilworth station. After
1 Km, Left & in 400m, reach CP
Beautiful Summer Walk ? in the Lanes and Heathland. Mostly flat.
Just the odd bump.
at Albury Cricket Ground. From Newlands Corner turn right A248
towards Albury. Take next left to Farley Green. At top of hill
aprox.150mtrs turn right on to Cricket Field. You are invited to
a Pub lunch at the end of the walk.
567392 or 07963292680 on day
with a good exercise with some ascents and descents into the
source of the Tillingbourne and Surrey's best waterfall.
at the Prince of Wales PH Wotton on A 25 parking if staying for refreshment at
the end of the walk.
574671 or 07890000213 on day
Level walk through Surrey/Sussex borders along Arun canal. Bring
your life jacket. SPECIAL BOAT TRIP AFTER WALK FIRST COME FIRST
SERVED MUST PHONE TERRY TO BOOK. EXCELLENT FOR NEW MEMBERS TO
MEET US ALL.
Meet at canal car park beyond Onslow Arms. From Alfold X Roads
on A281 left on to B2133 2.75 miles on LH side.. You are invited
to a Pub lunch after the walk. THE BOAT TRIP COSTS £6.00 BUT YOU
MUST PHONE TERRY TO BOOK LIMITED SPACE AND SEND YOUR £6.00 TO
TERRY WELL BEFORE THE WALK..
01252 322292 or 7745905916 on day
Path Stage 6: Vauxhall Bridge to Barnes
Bridge (South Bank)
See notes below
meet at Oxshott Stn. (09:15) or in tunnel under platforms at
Vauxhall Stn.(10:10). 'Group save' tickets available from
Oxshott - please contact leader if required.
456251 or 07704107042 on
Weald Way Stage 1. Sat. 15 June 2013. Gravesend Pier to
Sole Street – 10 1/2 miles.
Today there are a number of travel options:-
If wishing to car share, meet at Junction 8 of M25 at 0915 hrs. Discuss
with leader in advance the exact meeting point. Please share costs with
driver. Then drive to Sole Street Station in time for bus 416.
Make your own way to Sole Street Station (Explorer Map 163 / Landranger
177 Grid Ref. 655676 ensuring that you arrive in good time to pick up
bus 416 to Gravesend. This should depart at 1100 hrs. & is operated by
bus company “Nu-Venture”. But check current timetable with leader. If
late note that the next bus is at 1520 hrs.!
It should be possible to park in
Rail travellers have choices.
Either buy a return to Sole Street to pick up bus 416 as above to
the start. OR take train to
Gravesend in time to meet the group at the pier (probably about 1130
hrs.) & then return from Sole Street Station or Meopham Station (note
that Meopham Station is actually at Hook Green & not Meopham!)
there is no pub stop today an early lunch / brunch / coffee stop will be
taken in Gravesend. Probably a
good idea to carry lunch / snacks with you for later use.
It may be possible to purchase in Gravesend as we walk through.
Thames Path Stage 6. Sat. 29 June 2013.Vauxhall Bridge to
Barnes Bridge (South Bank) 7
Here are the travel arrangements for this stage.
Either - meet at Oxshott Station at 0915
hrs. where the leader will hand out half price “groupsave4” tickets –
these will probably be purchased in advance so contact the leader if
wishing to join in. We will
take the 0931 hrs. train which arrives at Vauxhall
Or - make your own way to
meet the group in the tunnel
under the platforms at Vauxhall Station at 1010 hrs. near the pasty
we will return from Barnes Bridge Station via Clapham Junction a
travelcard will not be necessary for those
travelling up on Southwesttrains.
Buy your out ticket to Vauxhall &
your return from Barnes Bridge. This should prove cheaper than a
travelcard for those commencing their journey outside of Zone 6 but you
are recommended to check with the ticket office.
If commencing inside Zone 6 then buy a travelcard or use Oyster.