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					 About Guildford Outdoor                                    Events Booking Details
          Group                                                  (The small print)
                                                                                                            Guildford Outdoor
Guildford Outdoor Group – who are we and what
                                                         You will only be booked on a trip if the
                                                          organizer has received full payment by the
do we do?                                                 date stated on the programme.
                                                         Once the booking has been made no refunds         Outdoor & Social Pursuits all around the UK
We are a broad mix of people with a love of fun           will be available through the group. Refund
and the countryside. The group currently has              details through the YHA are available in the
around 50 members aged 25 to 40+ from all                 handbook.
over Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.                    Please write details of the trip(s) on the back
                                                          of your cheque, cash should be in a sealed
We organise activities most weekends (usually             envelope clearly marked with your name and
on a Sunday) and weekends away at least once a            trip details.
month.     We enjoy walking, cycling and a               Cheques should be made payable to:-
complete range of other activities in Guildford           “Guildford Outdoor Group” (unless otherwise
and surrounding areas in Surrey and Hampshire.            stated).
The Group is affiliated to the Youth Hostel              Cheques (Not cash!) may be posted in
Association of England and Wales so we often              advance to the treasurer.
organise trips staying in Youth Hostels, but we          In the event of a trip being over subscribed,
also go camping and use camping barns.                    bookings will be made on a “first paid first
                                                          served” basis.
In addition, we meet regularly on Wednesdays             Please note the following EC Directive on
to take advantage of the local countryside                Holiday Organisers:
(local hostelries!) and sport/leisure facilities.       “Any transport sharing arrangements made are
                                                        deemed to be between individuals and it is the
      New members are always welcome!                   responsibility of the individual participant to
                                                        satisfy themselves that the driver has
Phone:-                                                 appropriate insurance cover.
Nicola 0870 3219937 or Nigel 0870 3219938
                                                        Everyone taking part in activities of the Group
    (8p/min day, 4p/min eve, 2p/min w/ends,             does so at their own risk. Neither the Group
      charges for calls from mobiles vary)              nor the YHA will be held responsible for any
                                                        accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of
Web:-                              any group event or in connection with travel to
                                                        any such event, however caused.”
                                                        If you have any comments please contact a               January - March 2008
Chair: - Jane A         Prog Sec: - Nancy, Tim          member of the committee.
Sec: - Elaine           Publicity: - Nicola
Treasurer: - Jill D     Newsletter Ed: - tbc        Affiliated with the Youth Hostel Association
Web: -Nigel             Members: -
                                                                  (England and Wales)
                        JANUARY                                                                       FEBRUARY                                                                          MARCH
      Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start for a 6-7 mile walk taking            Sun Skiing in Sauze D'oulx, Italy. Contact Phil for                                  Downs Link Walk (Guildford to Cranleigh) - 9
Sun   in Puttenham Common and small section of the North                 3rd - further details.                                                               miles: Come and walk along a piece of history! This
                                                                                                                                        Phil Mord.
6th   Downs Way. Bring packed lunch. Drink at the Cidar                  Sun                                                                          Sat     route once carried the Guildford to Horsham railway.
                                                              Jane A                                                                                                                                               Tim L
      House in Shackleford. Meet in car park at GR                       10th                                                                         1st     The return to Guildford will be by bus. Meet 10am at
      463920 (Landranger Map 186) to walk off all that                         Harting Downs & Hooksway Walk. 9 miles, plus a                                 car park beside White House Pub, Guildford. Bring
      extra Christmas food.                                                    couple hills, taking in the South Downs and their                              packed lunch.
      Barcelona Planning Evening. January is the                         Sun   hinterland. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start in the NT                          Ten Pin Bowling at the Spectrum. Meet from 7:30
                                                                                                                                     Ben              Fri
Fri  traditional time to be planning holidays, so please join            3rd   car park on Harting Hill, SE of Petersfield,                                   in the bar, bowling at 8pm. Approx. £10 per person Jo
11th me in the Wetherspoons in Guildford to plan the forth                     SU790181. Pub lunch in the Royal Oak in                                        for 2 games and shoe hire.
                                                              Jane A
     coming GOG trip to Barcelona from 7.30pm. We will                         Hooksway.                                                                      Enjoy the early spring with a ride south of
     be discussing when to go, where to stay and what to                 Sat   Barn Dance, Godalming Borough Hall.                                            Guildford, mostly on cycle paths and quiet country
                                                                                                                                        Jane T        Sun
     see.                                                                9th £10 on the door.                                       lane, approx 25 miles (3-4 hours cycling at a fairly   Keith
      Meet 10am at Elstead Village Green - SU907436 for                  Sun Walk with Pub Lunch!. Details to follow.                                         gentle pace). Start 10.15am. Meeting at Millmead
      an 11 mile walk through a mixture of hills,                                                                                       Nancy
                                                                         10th                                                                                 car park, Guildford GR SU996492.
Sun   heartland and lakes in the beautiful Surrey                             Guildford to Dorking Walk (15 miles). Meet                                      What is in the GOG archives? Did you know there
                                                             Rolfe       Sat
13th countryside - muddy in places. Parking in lay-by on                      Guildford station 10:00 for a 10:15 start. Bring   Richard                   is a suitcase of GOG documents dating back over
                                                                         16th                                                                         Wed
     the Thursley Road just south of the green. Bring a                       packed lunch. Watermill Pub afterwards for a meal.                           50 years? Please join me at my house near         Jane A
     packed lunch.                                                                                                                                         Farncombe station from 8pm onwards to take a look
                                                                         Wed Pub Social & Programme Planning. Weyside Inn, Tim L &
Wed Pub Social at Wetherspoons, Guildford from                           20th Guildford 8pm.                               Nancy                           inside the GOG case!
16th 6:30pm. New members especially welcome!                                                                                                          Sun Walk along the River Rother, Hampshire / Sussex
                                                                         Sat Weekend in Arundel. Further details to follow.                                                                               Nicola
      Walk of 10-12miles on the Surrey-Sussex borders                                                                                                 16th border, c.8 miles. Further details to follow.
      taking in Black Down, the highest hill in Sussex and                                                                              Anne          Thurs Easter trip to The Tossachs, Scotland (hopefully!).
Sun the surrounding commons. Start 10am. Bring packed                    24th                                                                         20th - Further details to follow very shortly. Will need to be
                                                          Keith                                                                                                                                                      Nancy
20th lunch. Meet at Tennysons Lane car park, GR                                                                                                       Mon booked early in the New Year.
                                                                              Pub Night at Shepherd & Flock Pub, Farnham
     SU923306. (Car park off the sharp bend in lane, NOT                 Fri                                                                          24th
                                                                              (on the roundabout of the same name!). Meet from Sarah B
     the one to the west down a track south of the lane).                29th                                                                                 Come along to Olivetto's for an Italian meal in
      Committee Meeting. All members welcome! From                                                                                                            beautiful surroundings. See http://www.olivo-
Wed 7.30pm. An opportunity to find out about all the hard                                                                                         Tim L
                                                          Comm.                                                                                       28th
23rd work that goes on behind the scenes. For more                                                 MORE INFORMATION:                                       for more details. 8pm. Perhaps retire to a local pub
     details please contact Jane A.                                                                Check out our Website at or email        or go to one of Guildford's nightclubs afterwards.
      9 mile walk around some of Surrey’s finest             Ken/Kerry        Walk                 us at                             Sun Walk of 10 miles. Starting 10:30am at the car park
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tim M
     heathland and Frensham Great and Little Ponds. The                   Weekend Away                                                                30th near Arundel park GR 001108
Sun going will be soft (sandy!) in places with a few small                                                                                            Sun Jimmy Carr Repeat Offender, Dorking Hall 8pm.
27th hills. May be a tea shop at Frensham but bring a                      More Information:       Check out our Website at                           6th Tickets £19.50. Contact Duncan for further                 Duncan
     packed lunch. Meet at Hankley Common car park (off           or email us at                             April details/booking.
     Thursley Road south of Elstead) for a 10am start.                     Bulletins & Updates: Did you know we run an e-                             May        Narrow boating from Farncombe Boathouse.
       Kings of Swing - Rat Pack Party, Dorking Hall                       mailing list? We send out a message with final details                     3rd -                 Further details to follow.               Tim L
Thurs 7:30pm. Tickets £14.00, £16.50. Contact Duncan for                   for every event on our programme, we also send out                         5th
31st further details/booking.                                              messages about additional events you might like to find                    Tues Average White Band - Jazz Café, Camden.
                                                                           out about.                                                                 27th
                                                                           Email if you would like to join the