GO50 WALKS, March – June 2012 Wed 14th MAR : Ranmore Common : 4m Walk along North Downs Way, return over Ranmore Common. Meet Barbara & Rosemary at 10:15am (10:30 start) in Stony Rock CP, Hogden Lane, off Ranmore Common Rd. TQ123511 / RH5 6SY Thu 15th MAR : Crockham Hill : 5m Circular walk out of the village walking back along the Vanguard Way. Meet Irene at 10am (10:15 start) in Crockham Hill, off the B269, parking in the village. TQ442506 / TN8 6RR Thu 15th MAR : Windsor Great Park : 4m Superb views of Windsor Castle, Thames Valley. Undulating walk through Deer Park and the Village. Coffee stop en route, pub lunch afterwards. Meet Lynette at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Bishopsgate entrance. A30 Egham Hill, A328 through Englefield Green, left down Bishopsgate Rd to end of park. SU978721 / TW20 0XY (T) Bus 71 Fri 16th MAR : Woldingham & Chelsham : 4½m Fairly long hill at start of walk around golf course with good views. Café lunch. Meet Graham at 10am (10:15 start) at Knight’s Garden Centre, Woldingham Rd, north of Woldingham Station. TQ358568 / CR3 7LA (T) Metrobus 540 / Woldingham station Mon 19th MAR : Marsh Green : 4m Undulating walk with good views over farmland and woods in the Cowden area. Meet Graham at 10am (10:15 start) at The Wheatsheaf Inn, Marsh Green (B2028). Park in road if not using pub. TQ438442 / TN8 5QL Tue 20th MAR : Lightwater Country Park : 3½m Undulating walk with one hill and good views. No stiles. Optional pub lunch. Meet Pam & Martin at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Lightwater Country Park Leisure Centre car park. Signed from A322 Lightwater bypass near M3. Park in left hand car park. SU917620 / GU18 5YD Wed 21st MAR : Copthorne : 5m Circular walk via Crawley Down. Meet Irene at 10am (10:15 start) near Haskins Garden Centre, Snowhill Lane, Copthorne. Park in adjacent road. TQ339400 / RH10 3EL Thu 22nd MAR : Bedfont Lakes Country Park (new walk) : 3½m Flat walk around the park and around other lakes on common land opposite. Park is ideal for wheelchairs and you can’t get lost! Meet Mike at 10:45am (11am start) at Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Clockhouse Lane, Ashford. TQ076724 / TW14 8QA Mon 26th MAR : Ripley : 5m Walk into Newark Lane and around the lake. Through farmland to Papercourt Lock and along canal to Newark Lock, then return passing the Mill. Meet Jennifer at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Ripley village green CP, off Ripley High St. TQ053569 / GU23 6AN (T) Buses 462, 463, 515 Mon 26th MAR : Banstead Wood & Kingswood : 3½m A walk through woods and farmland. Includes a steady, but not too steep incline. Pub refreshments a short drive away. Meet Sue & Liz at 10am (10:15 start) in CP on Holly Lane, Chipstead Valley end. TQ273583 / CR5 3NR (T) Chipstead station Tue 27th MAR : Wakehurst Place memorial walk (W. Sussex) Lovely walk in gardens & Loder Valley. Visit Daffodil Memorial Area, finishing with coffee at café. Everyone welcome. Meet Irene at 10am (10.15 start) at Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, Haywards Heath. NT free entrance. TQ339314 / RH17 6TN (T) Metrobus 81, 82 Wed 28th MAR : Witley : 4m Enjoy undulating walk with woodland gaps offering good views of conservation area. Some stiles. Pub lunch afterwards. Meet Norma at 10:15am (10:30 start) at White Hart pub, Petworth Rd (A283), Witley. SU947398 / GU8 5PH (T) Bus 71 Guildford-Shottermill Wed 28th MAR : Old Oxted : 4½m Enjoy easy walk across golf course onto Greensand Way, circle round Broadham Green and return. Meet Irene at 10am (10:15 start) at end of Old Godstone Rd, in Old Oxted. TQ382521 / RH8 9JX Thu 29th MAR : Windsor Park Valley Gardens : 4m Enjoy a walk through the Valley Gardens to view the spring flowers. Meet Lynette at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Savill Garden car park or park outside. From the A30 take Wick Road/Lane, signposted Savill Garden. SU977705 / TW20 0UJ (T) Bus 71 Fri 30th MAR : Ashtead Common & Princes Coverts : 5½m Walk along edge of Ashtead Common and through Princes Coverts Crown Estate. Fairly flat walk, no stiles. Meet Keith at 10am (10:15 start) at Epsom Common Stew Ponds CP. On B280 between Epsom and Malden Rushett. TQ184612 / KT18 7TR Tue 3rd APR : Chinthurst Hill : 4½m Easy walk (not climbing Chinthurst Hill) to Chilworth, Tillingborne and return on Downs Link. Pub lunch. Meet Andrew at 10am (10:15 start) at Chinthurst Hill car park. From A281 south of Guildford turn east onto Kings Rd (A248) at Shalford. CP on right opposite Wonersh Common. TQ015463 / GU5 0PR (T) Bus 21, 22, 32 Wed 4th APR : Dorking Watermill : 4m Varied walk along River Mole and up Box Hill. One steep climb followed by gentle descent. May be muddy. Meet Rosemary at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Watermill Restaurant, on A25 east of Dorking. TQ179501 / RH4 1NN (T) ½m from Dorking station Thu 5th APR : Windsor Great Park : 4m Superb views of Windsor Castle, Thames Valley. Undulating walk through Deer Park & Village. Coffee stop at Olde World Post Office. Pub lunch afterwards. Meet Lynette at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Bishopsgate entrance. A328 through Englefield Green, left at 3rd mini-roundabout down Bishopsgate Rd to end of park. SU978721 / TW20 0XY (T) Bus 71 Thu 5th APR : Moorhouse, Limpsfield Chart : 5½m Walk through Chart into open fields overlooking Kent Weald. Woodland return. Some stiles. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start. Turn opposite Grasshopper pub, Westerham Rd, Moorhouse - continue on narrow lane for ¼m to CP on right. TQ430534 / TN16 2EU Tue 10th APR : Ashtead Common Ranger Walk : 3m A leisurely, informative walk on Ashtead Common with a local Ranger. Join us to find out about the Roman Villa, Iron Age fort, Pollard Oak trees, Coal Tax posts and varied biodiversity now being recreated with cattle grazing. Meet Anthony for a 10am start at the City of London Ashtead Common offices, Woodfield Road, Lower Ashtead. TQ179589 / KT21 2DU (T) Ashtead station Tue 10th APR : Groombridge (East Sussex) : 5m A walk through daffodils and up to Ashurst Park & Stone Cross. Lovely views. To Burrswood for picnic or cafe lunch at a beautiful spot. ¾m return to cars. Optional extra 5m afternoon walk (see GO Further programme). Meet Graham for 10:15am start. Park opposite post office in Groombridge. TQ531374 / TN3 9QQ Wed 11th APR : Polesden Lacey : 4½m Walking through Polesden Lacey estate and beyond. Hopefully some early bluebells and a good display of tulips, weather permitting. Refreshments in café. Meet Barbara at 10:15am (10:30am start) in Polesden Lacey car park (NT free). TQ136522 / RH5 6BD Wed 11th APR : Tilford : 3½m Pleasant walk towards Tilford and across Crooksbury Common. Optional pub lunch. Meet Norma at 10am (10:15 start) at the Donkey pub, Charleshill, near Elstead. Take the B3001 from Elstead towards Farnham and pub is on left (limited parking space). SU893444 / GU10 2AU Thu 12th APR : Worplesdon : 4m Fairly level walk with one small hill and 2 stiles. Pub lunch after walk. Meet Pamela & Martin at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Worplesdon Place Hotel (Premier Inn). Taking the A322 Worplesdon Rd from Guildford, hotel is on right. Park in overflow CP on left. SU972538 / GU3 3RY Thu 12th APR : Godstone : 4½m Enjoy an easy walk from the village to Garston and Tilburstow Hill, return by Ivy Mill and Godstone Church. A few stiles. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start at Godstone Green, by the pond, parking where convenient. TQ349516 / RH9 8DP Fri 13th APR : Leith Hill : 4m A woodland walk with streams and a waterfall. Steepish climb to Leith Hill Tower, £1 or NT card. Light refreshments available or bring picnic. Meet Jill at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Starveall Corner car park. Turn south into Hollow Lane from A25, this becomes Leith Hill Road. Starveall CP on left after 2½m. TQ130433 / RH5 6LU Tue 17th APR : Wotton : 4m Mainly through the valley with good views of the North Downs. Meet Alan at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Abinger Roughs car park. From Guildford take A25 through Abinger Hammer and turn left at The Crossways (opposite Crossways Farm). CP is ¼m up hill on left. TQ110478 / RH5 6QS Wed 18th APR : Windsor Park Valley Gardens : 4m Enjoy a walk through the Valley Gardens to view spring flowers including outstanding azalea display in Punch Bowl. Meet Lynette at 10:15am (10:30am start) at Savill Garden car park or park outside. From the A30 take Wick Road/Lane, signposted Savill Garden. SU977705 / TW20 0UJ (T) Bus 71 Wed 18th APR : Merstham & the North Downs Way : 4m Enjoy fine views over Weald. Gradual climb up onto the North Downs Way then mainly flat with gentle descent towards the end. Meet Sue & Andrew at 10am (10:15 start) at Rockshaw Rd, Merstham. Park near fingerpost signed ‘North Downs Way’ beside a bungalow ½m along Rockshaw Rd from A23 London Road. TQ300537 / RH1 3DD Thu 19th APR : Cobham (new walk) : 4m Interesting woodlands and river walk, flat apart from one slope. Meet Mike for an 11am start at Silvermere golf course, Redhill Road, Cobham. Highly recommended restaurant at GC. Park at entrance end of car park. TQ079606 / KT11 1EF Fri 20th APR : Deers Leap Park & Weir Wood : 4m Undulating walk with lovely views, walking beside Weir Wood, returning near Standen. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start at Deers Leap Park, Saint Hill just outside E Grinstead. From A22 Felbridge turn right down Imberhorne Lane after A264, cross Turners Hill Rd and continue to Saint Hill Green. Park on right. TQ384358 / RH19 4NG Sun 22nd APR : Ottershaw & the Brox (new walk) : 4½m Scenic but hilly walk with 6 stiles and a good value meal afterwards. Meet Mike for an 11am start at Murray Road car park, Ottershaw (opposite Harvester). TQ023639 / KT16 0HN Mon 23rd APR : Banstead Wood & Chiphouse Wood : 5m Walk along edge of Banstead Wood, down to Chipstead Bottom and Chiphouse Wood. Return through Banstead Wood with wonderful bluebells. Meet Keith for a 10:15am start at Holly Lane car park, Chipstead Valley. On B2219 near B2032 junction. TQ275584 / CR5 3NR (T) Bus 166 to Chipstead Valley / Chipstead Station Fri 27th APR : East Molesey (evening walk) : 3m Another opportunity for a flat evening walk exploring the back of Imber Court & Cow Common. Meet Mike for a prompt 6:15pm start at Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, East Molesey. Optional meal (£5/6) and a fun team quiz afterwards. TQ148670 / KT8 0BT Sat 28th APR : Old Oxted : 4½m Enjoy an easy walk across the golf course onto Greensand Way, circle round Broadham Green and return. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start at the end of Old Godstone Rd in Old Oxted. TQ382521 / RH8 9JX Mon 30th APR : Charlwood : 5m Undulating walk through woods & fields with beautiful countryside. Pub lunch. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start at Half Moon next to church off The Street, Charlwood. Access via A217. TQ244410 / RH6 0BW Wed 2nd MAY : Windsor Great Park : 4m Superb views of Windsor Castle, Thames Valley. Undulating walk through Deer Park & Village. Coffee stop at Olde World Post Office. Pub lunch afterwards. Meet Lynette at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Bishopsgate entrance. A328 through Englefield Green, left at 3rd mini-roundabout down Bishopsgate Rd to end of park. SU978721 / TW20 0XY (T) Bus 71 Thu 3rd MAY : Bletchingley : 4m Walk through to Greensand Way, Rabies Heath and return to Bletchingley. Undulating, with stiles. Bring snack. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start at Bletchingley playing fields opposite the Plough pub. TQ329505 / RH1 4PE Thu 3rd MAY : Merrow Common (new walk) : 4m Lovely open field walk from Merrow to Clandon Park. 4 stiles and several gentle slopes. Meet Mike for an 11am start at Merrow Common Rd (by Aspen Close). TQ027518 / GU4 7BE Tue 8th MAY : Shalford & the River Wey : 3½m Mainly flat walk with short inclines & steps. Via Shalford Mill, park and water meadows & along the river. Meet Colin at 10:15am (10:30 start) at The Chantries car park, Pilgrims Way, Guildford. Turn east off A281 (Shalford Rd) 1m south of Guildford. TQ003483 / GU4 8AW (T) Buses 25, 53 Tue 8th MAY : Richmond Park : 5m Quite undulating walk, exploring all of the park. First part of a two-part walk (optional 4m after lunch). Picnic or cafe lunch. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start at Pembroke Lodge car park from Kingston Gate. TQ187729 / TW10 5HX (T) Bus 65, 371 Tue 8th MAY : Crookham Hill : 5m Enjoy a circular walk out of the village walking back along the Vanguard Way. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start in Crockham Hill, off the B269, parking in the village. TQ442506 / TN8 6RR Wed 9th MAY : Mogador : 3m Enjoy this woodland and heathland walk. Meet Sue & Liz at 10am (10:15 start) at Margery Wood NT car park. At top of Reigate Hill cross M25 onto A217 northbound and turn left into Margery Lane. CP at end of lane. (NT free or £2 payable by card - bring phone!). TQ246527 / KT20 7EJ Thu 10th MAY : Horsell Common (new walk) : 5m Circular walk from Horsell Common to Chobham. Coffee stop in Chobham & optional pub lunch in Horsell. Meet David at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Sandy Track car park, Horsell Common. From Shore’s Rd go 100 yds down Sandy Track. TQ005602 / GU21 4HP Thu 10th MAY : Godstone : 5m Undulating walk via Godstone, Broadham Green & Hob Garden Cottage. Some stiles, can be muddy. Bring snack. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start at Godstone Green opposite White Hart pub. TQ349516 / RH9 8DP Mon 14th MAY : Epsom Downs : 5½m Circular walk across Epsom racecourse, Epsom & Walton Downs & Walton on the Hill. Good views. Meet Keith for a 10:15am start at Lunch Box cafe hut CP, junction Old London Rd/Tattenham Corner Rd. TQ225585 / KT18 5PP (T) Bus 318, 460, 480 / Tatt’m Cnr station Mon 14th MAY : Albury Bluebell Woods : 3½m Walk through bluebell woods and ruined gunpowder works. One stile. Optional pub lunch. Meet Jill at 10:15am (10:30 start) in Guildford Lane CP. From A248 west of Albury turn NW onto Guildford Lane. CP on left after ¾m. TQ036484 / GU5 9BQ Thu 17th MAY : Wraysbury (new walk) : 4½m Riverside and lakeside walk with woodlands, a nature reserve and fantastic flora/fauna. Meet Mike for an 11am start at public car park, High St, Wraysbury. J13/M25, head towards Wraysbury and at the crossroads/shops, parking is on right. TQ004740/TW19 5BP Thu 17th MAY : Bletchingley : 4½m Walk over Castle Hill to Nutfield. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start at Bletchingley playing fields, opposite the Plough pub. TQ329505 / RH1 4PE Fri 18th MAY : Blindley Heath : 5½m Undulating, easy walk via Lower South Park - lovely spring bulbs. Likely to be muddy. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start at The Jolly Farmer, Whitewood Lane, Whitewood. Off A22 Eastbourne Rd, take Byers Lane towards Whitewood. TQ345450 / RH9 8JR Sun 20th MAY : Windlesham (new walk) : 5m Through Windlesham village, the Arboretum with beautiful lakes & trees and other open fields, horses and woodlands. Don’t forget your camera! Meet Mike for an 11am start at Remembrance Playing Fields, Kennel Lane, Windlesham. SU928641 / GU20 6AA Mon 21st MAY : Newdigate : 4m Level, varied woodland and farmland walk passing interesting buildings. Pub refreshments. Meet Sue & Liz at 10am (10:15 start) at St Peters Church, Newdigate. TQ198420 / RH5 5DL (T) Bus 522 Tue 22nd MAY : Mytchett : 4m Canal and woodland walk, fairly flat with 2 small flights of steps. Optional refreshments. Meet Pamela & Martin at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Potter’s Restaurant, Mytchett Place Rd. From Pirbright direction, Potters is on left just past Mytchett Lake Rd. Park on right side of CP just inside gates. SU894548 / GU16 6DD Thu 24th MAY : Windsor Park Valley Gardens : 4m Walk through Valley Gardens to view spring flowers including outstanding azalea display in Punch Bowl. Meet Lynette at 10:15am (10:30am start) at Savill Garden car park or park outside. From the A30 take Wick Road/Lane, signposted Savill Garden. SU977705 / TW20 0UJ (T) Bus 71 Fri 25th MAY : Dormansland : 4m Flat, pleasant walk through fields and tracks via Starborough Castle. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start a short way down Ford Manor Rd (turn next to Plough pub off B2028). TQ406428 / RH7 6PR Tue 29th MAY : Chinthurst Hill : 3¼m Easy walk (not climbing Chinthurst Hill) to Chilworth via Tangley Mere, East Shalford and return. Pub lunch. Meet Andrew at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Chinthurst Hill car park. From A281 south of Guildford turn east onto Kings Rd (A248) at Shalford. CP on right opposite Wonersh Common. TQ015463 / GU5 0PR (T) Bus 21, 22, 32 Wed 30th MAY : Denbies : 4½m Walk through vineyard to North Downs Way & Ranmore, with good views. A climb at the start. Refreshments at Denbies. Meet Barbara at 10:15am (10:30 start) in car park at Denbies Vineyard. A24, north of Dorking. TQ166511 / RH5 6AA (T) Dorking station Thu 31st MAY : Downside (new walk) : 4m The first of four different monthly walks from this venue to explore beautiful Bookham Common. Meet Mike for an 11am start at Hundred Pound Bridge car park, Bookham Road, Cobham. Take Downside Road from Cobham, turn left at The Cricketers and go as far as you can. TQ121567 / KT11 3JU Thu 31st MAY : Buckland : 5m Walk through fields, crossing the lower part of North Downs Way. Bring snack. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start in Buckland. Park near the shops/Post Office. TQ221507 / RH3 7BB Tue 5th JUN : Epsom Common : 4m Explore Epsom & Ashtead Commons. Visit Roman brick works. Mainly flat, reasonably easy, but can be muddy. Meet Anthony for a 10am start at Epsom Common Stew Ponds car park. B280 between Epsom & Malden Rushett. TQ184612 / KT18 7TR Wed 6th JUN : Walton : 3m Level riverside walk around Desborough Island. Steps at bridges, no stiles. Meet Norman & Auriol at 10:30am (10:45 start) at Walton Bridge CP. On Walton Lane, just south of bridge. TQ093663 / KT13 9JL Thu 7th JUN : Little London : 3½m Undulating walk to Albury Warren and back. Meet Jill at 10:15am (10:30 start) at William IV pub, Little London. TQ065467 / GU5 9DG Thu 7th JUN : Chaldon : 5m Enjoy good views, Pilgrims Way and the old Stone Age Path. Flat walk with stiles, possibly muddy. Bring snack. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start. Turn down Church Lane in Chaldon and park opposite the church (opposite Doctors Lane). TQ309556 / CR3 5AF Wed 13th JUN : Windsor Great Park : 4m Superb views of Windsor Castle, Thames Valley. Beautiful water lilies on Cow Pond. Undulating walk through Deer Park and the Village. Coffee stop at Olde World Post Office. Pub lunch afterwards. Meet Lynette at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Bishopsgate entrance. A328 through Englefield Green, left at 3rd mini-roundabout down Bishopsgate Rd to end of park. SU978721 / TW20 0XY (T) Bus 71 Wed 13th JUN : Bocketts Farm & Fetcham Downs : 4m Walk through Norbury Park and by River Mole. Refreshments at Farm Café. Meet Barbara at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Bocketts Farm CP off the roundabout A246, south west of Leatherhead. TQ155550 / KT22 9BS Thu 14th JUN : Scearn Bank : 4½m Enjoy a circular walk around Limpsfield Chart. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start in Scearn Bank car park on Limpsfield Chart off B269. Go past the church and the first car park on the left to the Scearn Bank car park on the right. TQ426518 / RH8 0TB Thu 14th JUN : Downside : 4m Glorious Bookham Common awaits with fantastic butterflies and other wildlife. A gentle climb & wonderful views. Meet Mike for an 11am start at Hundred Pound Bridge Car park, Bookham Road, Cobham. Take Downside Rd from Cobham, turn left at The Cricketers and go as far as you can. TQ121567 / KT11 3JU Sun 17th JUN : Woking (new walk) : 4½m Enjoy a lovely heathland and canalside walk. Meet Mike for an 11am start at Sainsbury’s car park (main road end), Redding Way, Knaphill. SU959578 / GU21 2QT Mon 18th JUN : Earlswood Lakes : 5m Unusual walk from Earlswood Lakes car park around E Surrey hospital and fields beyond. One gradual hill, otherwise fairly flat and can be muddy. Meet Sue & Andrew for a 10:15am start in Earlswood Lakes car park on Woodhatch Road A2044. Kiosk in CP or nearby pubs. TQ267486 / RH2 7QB (T) Bus 430, 435 Tue 19th JUN : Send : 4m Gentle walk along fields, lakes & river with drink stop at New Inn pub. Visit Send Church en route. Meet Norma at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Saddlers Arms, Send Marsh Rd, Ripley. TQ039555 / GU23 6JQ Tue 19th JUN : Headley Heath : 4m Undulating walk over heathland. One steep hill with steps to return to CP. Kiosk refreshments or bring snack. Meet Irene for 10:15am start at the NT Headley Heath CP, Headley Common Rd B2033 opposite the cricket pitch (NT or pay £2). TQ205538 / KT18 6NN Thu 21st JUN : Godstone : 5½m Pleasant walk through Coldharbour over Castle Hill to Bletchingley Golf Course for coffee, and return to Godstone via ‘Hilly Fields’. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start on Godstone Green opposite the White Hart PH. TQ349516 / RH9 8DP Fri 22nd JUN : Whitmoor Common : 4m Enjoy a walk with one small hill and no stiles. Optional pub lunch afterwards. Meet Pamela & Martin at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Jolly Farmer pub, Burdenshott Road. From Guildford take A320 towards Woking. After Clay Lane junction, fork left into Burdenshott Rd. Jolly Farmer on left after railway bridge. SU986543 / GU3 3RN Sat 23rd JUN : Epsom Common : 4m Explore Epsom & Ashtead Commons. Visit Roman brick works. Mainly flat, reasonably easy, but can be muddy. Meet Anthony for a 10am start at Epsom Common Stew Ponds car park. B280 between Epsom & Malden Rushett. TQ184612 / KT18 7TR Tue 26th JUN : Outwood Memorial Walk : 4m A memorial walk starting at ‘Amie’s Garden’. All welcome. Optional extra 3-4m afternoon walk. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start, ½m north of Smallfield, towards Outwood. Parking indicated at junction Rookery Hill/Norman’s Road. TQ319440 / RH6 9JH Wed 27th JUN : Newlands Corner : 5m Walk to St Martha’s with fabulous views, but some steep climbs. Down to the Chantries and back along Downs Link. Optional pub lunch. Meet Lynette at 10:15am (10:30 start) at Newlands Corner car park. On A25 1½m south of West Clandon. TQ043492 / GU4 8SE Thu 28th JUN : Ockham (new walk) : 4m Open fields and woodlands await along with a few slopes, 6 stiles & some peace. Meet Mike for an 11am start at The Hautboy, Ockham Lane. Park in Alms Heath on road. TQ075567 / GU23 6NZ Thu 28th JUN : Chipstead/Shabden Park : 5½m Easy walk to Mogador, over Kingswood golf course and return by Shabden woods. Bring a snack. Pub lunch available at end of walk. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start at the Elmore Pond car park, Chipstead – turn into Star Lane from the A23 Hooley. TQ278568 / CR5 3SB GO FURTHER WALKS, March – June 2012 For walkers who want more of a challenge, these walks range from 6 - 10 miles in length, are likely to be steep in places and will be taken at a faster pace than GO50 walks - so you will need to be fit! If you are in any doubt about your fitness, we strongly suggest that you try a GO50 walk first. Don’t forget to bring water and some food. Thu 15th MAR : Winkworth Arboretum : 8½m From NT car park we make for Hascombe and ascend Hascombe Hill. Continue via Wintershall Estate (home of theatrical productions The Life of Christ and The Wintershall Nativity play) and return through the hamlet of Thorncombe Street, by public footpath through Arboretum. Bring picnic. Meet Clive at 10:15am (10:30 start) at the car park entrance. SU989411 / GU8 4AD Fri 16th MAR : Knole/Ightham Mote (Kent) : 9½m Walk the Greensand Way to Ightham Mote and return via One Tree Hill. Nice open parkland and good views at Carter’s Hill. Refreshments at Ightham or bring picnic. Meet Irene at 10am (10.15am start) at Knole House NT car park. TQ532543 / TN13 1HU Tue 20th MAR : Old Coulsdon to Chipstead : 8m Hilly walk over 3 valleys to pub lunch on Chipstead High Rd. Very scenic with a few road sections. Meet Graham at 10am (10.15am start) at car park just beyond The Fox pub, Coulsdon Common, B2030. TQ318569 / CR3 5QS (T) Bus 404, 466 Fri 23rd MAR : Darent Valley (Kent) : 8m Walk to Shoreham for pub lunch or picnic, and return via Lullingstone Castle. Meet Irene at 10am (10.15am start) in Eynsford. Park on road near river. TQ539655 / DA4 0AE Tue 27th MAR : Wakehurst Place memorial walk (W. Sussex) See GO50 Walks for details Tue 3rd APR : Ardingly (W Sussex) : 9m Circular walk via village, climb to Highbrook church for picnic lunch. On to West Hoathly and return by Philpots. Meet Irene for a late start at 11am in the layby just past the Gardners Arms pub, before the showground. TQ342306 / RH17 6TJ Mon 9th APR : Windsor from Old Windsor : 7m Takes in some of the less frequently walked parts of Windsor Great Pk and Thames. In Windsor we spend an hour or so in this gorgeous royal town eating, resting or sightseeing some wonderful buildings. Meet Mike for an 11am start at Walpole Road, (off Straight Road), Old Windsor. SU989738 / SL4 2LZ Tue 10th APR : Groombridge (E Sussex) : 9-10m A walk through daffodils and up to Ashurst Park & Stone Cross. Lovely views. To Burrswood for picnic or cafe lunch at a beautiful spot. ¾m return to cars. Afternoon walk using High Weald Landscape trail, plus ‘extra’ if required! Meet Graham for a 10:15am start. Park opposite post office in Groombridge. TQ531374 / TN3 9QQ Wed 11th APR : Dormansland : 7½-8m Easy flat walk to Starborough Castle, onto Dry Hill Fort and return via Greathed Manor Estate. Bring lunch. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start in Ford Manor Rd, Dormansland, off the B2028 Lingfield-Edenbridge Road near the Plough Inn. TQ406428 / RH7 6PR (T) Bus 236 Thu 12th APR : Grayshott : 7m Gently descend to Waggoners’ Wells ponds, then cross Ludshott Common. Picnic, then explore Whitmoor Vale before uphill return. Meet Clive for a 10:30am start in free car park opposite St Luke’s church. SU873353 / GU26 6LF (T) Bus 18 Haslemere-Aldershot Fri 13th APR : Milton Heath : 8½m Easy walk via woodland, lakes & fields to Westcott. Picnic lunch en route then onto North Downs Way with fine views & one climb before return. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start in Milton Heath just outside Dorking (off A25 - signed Bury Hill Fisheries). TQ155488 / RH4 3JT (T) Bus 21/32 Tue 17th APR : Lingfield - Marsh Green : 8-9m Undulating walk with varied countryside. Pub/picnic at Marsh Green. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start at Lingfield Community Centre adjacent to pedestrian crossing. Park in village, not in car park. TQ388436 / RH7 6AB Thu 19th APR : Hambledon : 8m Ascend to top of Hydon’s Ball then drop down to Juniper Valley. Picnic at Hascombe beside the pond, return via The Hurtwood. Meet Clive for 10:30 start in Hambledon church car park, top of narrow Church Lane. SU970389 / GU8 4DS Tue 24th APR : Capel - Leith Hill : 9m Flat start then climb to Leith Hill and to Forest Green for pub lunch. Very pretty return. Meet Graham for 10:15am start at village hall, The Street, Capel. Off A24. TQ175410 / RH5 5LB (T) Metrobus 93 Wed 25th APR : Headley Heath : 8m Undulating walk on good tracks over heathland. Includes picnic stop at Box Hill and return by Ashurst Centre. Meet Irene for 10:15am start at Headley Heath NT car park (NT or £2.50), Headley Common Road B2033, opposite the cricket pitch. TQ205538 / KT18 6NN Thu 26th APR : Tilford : 8m Walk beside both north & south branches of River Wey (which meet at Tilford), and Frensham Little Pond. Bring picnic. Meet Clive for 10:30am start outside the Barley Mow, facing Tilford Green. SU872434 / GU10 2BU Fri 27th APR : Westerham (Kent - new walk) : 8m Walk across Limpsfield Chart to outskirts of the village. Over fields towards Hosey Common, circle round to Crockham Hill House and return via Chart. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start at Moorhouse car park, opposite the Grasshopper pub, Westerham Road. Down a narrow lane for ¼m - CP on right. TQ430534 / TN16 2EU (T) Bus 774 Sat 28th APR : Fernhurst/Lurgashall Bluebell Walk : 8m Hilly walk with some steep uphill climbs, outstanding bluebell woods and wildflower meadow. Great views of South Downs and charming village of Lurgashall. Bring cameras! Optional pub lunch/bring picnic. Meet Lise at 9:45am (10am start) in recreation ground car park, near Red Lion pub, Fernhurst. Take A286 south of Haslemere for 3m towards Midhurst. Once past the Fernhurst village sign, turn left towards Lickfold and Lurgashall, along Hog’s Hill. Follow the road round to the green - CP on left, past the pub. SU900286 / GU27 3HY Tue 1st MAY : Wych Cross - Heaven Farm : 10m Superb, but challenging walk with lunch at Heaven Farm. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start at the Goat car park. From Forest Row A22 take Priory Road SW for 2m. Car park on left just before Legsheath Lane crossroads. TQ402326 / RH18 5JF Thu 3rd MAY : Haslemere : 8½m Generally easy ascent to Blackdown, at 917ft the highest point in W Sussex, with superb views for picnic lunch. Return via the lake at Imbhams Farm. Meet Clive for 10:30am start in free recreation ground CP in Scotland Lane (off A286 Midhurst Road). SU905321 / GU27 3AR Fri 4th MAY : Cuckfield (W Sussex - new walk) : 8m Very attractive walk over fields and through woodland to Pickwell, and return via Anstey. Picnic en route. Tea room in Cuckfield. Meet Irene for 10:15am start at Whitemans car park, B2114, before the village. TQ305245 / RH17 5BY Tue 8th MAY : Richmond Park : 9m Two-part walk, 5m before and 4m after lunch. Quite undulating, exploring all of the park. Picnic or cafe lunch. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start at Pembroke Lodge car park from Kingston Gate. TQ187729 / TW10 5HX (T) Bus 65, 371 Thu 10th MAY : Shamley Green : 8½m Steady ascent to Winterfold Heath, then descent to Rowly, returning beside part of old Wey & Arun Canal. Bring picnic. Meet Clive for 10:30am start outside the Post Office Stores by the green. On-street parking. TQ031437 / GU5 0UB (T) Bus 53 Guildford-Cranleigh Fri 11th MAY : Hever (Kent) : 9m Easy, flat, circular walk using Eden Valley Trail. Bring picnic. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start at car park near Hever Castle and Henry VIII pub. TQ463454 / TN8 7NH Tue 15th MAY : Reigate & Betchworth : 8m Very varied, scenic walk with picnic/pub lunch at Betchworth. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start in Park Lane East, south of Reigate. From A217 Cockshot Hill turn into Park Lane East and park just before sharp, left-hand bend. TQ253493 / RH2 8BD (T) Metrobus 430 Wed 16th MAY : Denbies : 7½-8m Walk towards Westhumble, ascend to Admiral Way & Polesden Lacey. On return, descend through vineyards. Lovely views, one steady ascent. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start at Denbies Wine Estate car park. Off A24. TQ166511 / RH5 6AA (T) Bus 465 / Dorking station Thu 17th MAY : Shackleford: 8m Clockwise circuit south of Hog’s Back, passing through Peper Harow before reaching River Wey at Somerset Bridge. Return past Cuttmill Pond and beside The Tarn for a picnic, before joining North Downs Way to Puttenham. Meet Clive for 10:30am start outside Shackleford Post Office (on-street parking). SU935453 / GU8 6AH Fri 18th MAY : Ide Hill : 8½m Circular walk via Bough Beeches Reservoir and return via Henden Farm. Scenic route, can be muddy. Bring picnic. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start in Ide Hill village by the church (A25 through Brasted village signed Ide Hill). TQ486518 / TN14 6JW Tue 22nd MAY : Pyecombe & South Downs Way (W Sussex) : 9m Tough and challenging open walk to Devil’s Dyke and Edburton Hill. Easier first 6m, late lunch at Fulking, then a hilly 3m return. Outstanding views. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start in Pyecombe village off A23. Turn left when A273 is signed, then take a hard left away from the church to near ‘road end’. TQ291124 / BN45 7FN Sat 26th MAY : Liphook (Hants - new walk) : 9m Delightful, adventurous walk full of contrasting scenery. Some uphill climbs and a steep descent (76 stone steps). Passing through Foley Manor Estate and visiting the enchanting 12thC Tuxlith Chapel. Optional pub lunch or bring picnic. Meet Lise at 9:45am (10am start) at Liphook railway station CP. Off A3, south of Hindhead. Free parking in the large main area, under the bridge. SU841309 / GU30 7DR (T) Tue 29th MAY : Tatsfield to Westerham : 8½m Scenic, varied walk to Westerham for lunch. Hilly return via the highest point in Kent! Meet Graham for a 10:15am start next to Old Ship pub, Westmore Green, Tatsfleld. From B2024 Clarks Lane, turn north onto Approach Road towards Tatsfield - village green and pub ahead. TN16 2AG / TQ413 567 (T) Metrobus 464 Thu 31st MAY : South Holmwood : 7¾m We ascend on field & woodland paths to Coldharbour, and on to Leith Hill tower for picnic. Return route mainly downhill, through woodland and fields on paths & tracks. Meet Clive for 10:30am start by the Bechets Green Rd playground, beside St Mary Magdalene church. TQ171448 / RH5 4LA (T) Metrobus 93 Dorking-Horsham Fri 1st JUN : Slaugham (W Sussex - new walk) : 10m Across fields and woodland to Greenbroom Hill with option to extend walk into woodland area. Continue to Barrshap & Newstead Farm. Bring picnic. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start by the church in Staplefield Road, Slaugham. TQ257281 / RH17 6AG Tue 5th JUN : Gomshall - West Horsley : 8-9m Hilly start over Netley Heath, open views from A246, lunch at W Horsley. Return via Sheepleas. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start at Gomshall station, just off A25. TQ087477 / GU5 9NP Thu 7th JUN : Shere : 8¾m From the River Tillingbourne we ascend on paths and tracks across heath and woodland to Ewhurst windmill and Pitch Hill for a picnic with superb view. Return via Peaslake, with grand views of North Downs. Meet Clive for 10:30am start in the public Recreation Ground car park off Upper Street. (T) Bus 32 Redhill-Dorking-Guildford. TQ073479 / GU5 9JA Fri 8th JUN : Chartwell : 6½m Undulating walk via French Street & Emmetts Gardens, and over Toys Hill. Bring picnic. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start in NT car park at Chartwell. From A25 at Westerham take B2026 to Mapleton Road. TQ454515 / TN16 1PS Tue 12th JUN : Gatton, Merstham & Mugswell (new walk) : 7m Walk along North Downs Way via Gatton to Merstham, then to Well House Inn at Mugswell for lunch before returning to start. Meet Keith for a 10:15am start in Wray Lane NT car park, top of Reigate Hill - off J8/M25. TQ263524 / RH2 9RP (T) Bus 420, 460 Tue 19th JUN : Slaugham : 9m Beautiful, undulating walk, very varied with a pub lunch at Bolney. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start at the church in Staplefield Road, Slaugham. TQ257281 / RH17 6AG Fri 22nd JUN : Penshurst (Kent) : 8m Figure of eight walk, round the estate (3m) with lovely views and coffee stop. Then onto second, 5m part of walk from Penshurst to Chiddingstone for cafe lunch and back via River Eden. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start in Penshurst village, parking in the street opposite the castle. TQ525440 / TN11 8DH Tue 26th JUN : Outwood Memorial Walk : 7-8m A memorial walk starting at ‘Amie’s Garden’. All welcome. 4m morning walk, plus 3-4m after lunch. Meet Graham for a 10:15am start, ½m north of Smallfield, towards Outwood. Parking indicated at junction Rookery Hill/Norman’s Road. TQ319440 / RH6 9JH Thu 28th JUN : Ockley: 7½m Charming yet undemanding clockwise circuit, passing through the Vann Lake nature reserve and going on to discover the secluded church of St John the Baptist, Okewood. Bring picnic. Meet Clive for a 10:30am start outside the cricket pavilion in School Lane off A29, south end of the playing fields. TQ145398 / RH5 5TS Fri 29th JUN : Godstone/North Downs : 9m Walk the Greensand Way to Old Oxted, Limpsfield and up onto the Downs for picnic. Descend and return to village. Meet Irene for a 10:15am start at Godstone Green, parking where convenient. TQ349516 / RH9 8DP For further information about GO50 : Telephone 01483 534706 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Send a C5-size s.a.e to GO50, Age UK Surrey, Rex House, William Rd, Guildford GU1 4QZ PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS: Web www.ageuk.org.uk/surrey/activities--events If you are interested in becoming a volunteer GO50 walk, cycle or Nordic Walk leader, or registering as a co-leader who might be called upon should extra support be needed, please contact the GO50 office.
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