Surrey Christian Rambling Club


Programme 2019

What to bring on a walk

Planning a walk

Leading a walk

If you would like to volunteer to lead a walk, please contact the Programme Organisers.

Please note that you take part in walks at your own risk and the organisers cannot be liable for any injury or other distress which may occur.

Please be ready to start walking at the START time given.

The starting point for a walk is often not accessible by public transport but, provided reasonable notice is given, it will usually be possible to arrange to pick up those requiring transport. The group will set off at the departure time given unless someone expected has not arrived, in which case no more than 15 minutes later.

It is advisable to check before bringing a dog on a walk. 

Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Be prepared for mud, overgrown footpaths, rain or even brilliant sunshine. Inappropriate footwear or clothing can ruin your day.

We ask you not to eat your packed lunch in pubs that sell food.

Saturday 12th January 2019

1015 for 1030

Surrey Hills

Walk description:
The morning will include part of the North Downs Way and the afternoon will take in Abinger Common and Wotton. 

Lunch:
At The Volunteer at Sutton Abinger (TQ105459).

Starting Point:
Meeting on Westcott Village Green (TQ141486) (Approx postcode RH4 3NR) for a prompt 10:30 start. 

After the walk:
After the walk everyone is invited to Steve's house - 31 Pointers Hill, Westcott for tea/coffee and cake. As a suggestion, people might like to park in Broomfield Park or Pointers Hill (especially if they plan to go back to Steve's house after the walk).

This walk is led by Steve - contact details.

11 miles
Saturday 2nd February

Optional breakfast
0930

Walk
1015 for 1030

Surrey Munro

Walk description:
Come to join us for the 2019 Surrey Munro by an exploratory route. Past years have shown this trek to be about 18km with just over 1000m of ascent; in fact the same as a Scottish Munro. The walk will cover White Hill, Juniper Top, Box Hill and more. Bring a packed lunch.

Starting Point:
To prepare us, for those who want, we will meet in the Denbies conservatory restaurant (Postcode: RH5 6AA) at 09:30 a.m. for a hearty breakfast (Map: TQ165511).
Otherwise, the walk will begin at 10.30 a.m. from Denbies. Ample parking at Denbies. Alternatively, it is a short walk from Boxhill and Westhumble station, or the National Trust Stepping Stones car park. Map: (TQ171513) (free to NT members).

After the walk:
Tea and cake will be served at our house, followed by supper (please let us know if you will be staying for supper).
For those who may feel they need an optional appetiser there is the 9am Mole Valley Park Run which starts and finishes at Denbies.

This walk is led by Nicky and Duncan - contact details.

Approx 11 miles
Saturday 9th February

0915 onwards for optional breakfast or pre-walk drink

Walk
1015 for 1030

Hindhead Common (figure of eight walk)

Walk description:
This will be a figure of eight walk, going both north and south from the National Trust car park. There are some hills.
Lunch: Either bring a picnic lunch, there are benches to sit on outside the National Trust cafe, or eat at the NT cafe, or at the Devils Punchbowl Hotel.

Starting Point: 
The National Trust Car Park on the eastern edge of Hindhead Common.
(GR 890357). Postcode GU26 6AB.
Parking is free for National Trust members, otherwise pay and display (£6 all day).

Directions to get there:
When approaching from the north, take the A3 through the Hindhead tunnel. After leaving the tunnel, take first exit (A333) to Hindhead (Devil’s Punch Bowl). At traffic lights go straight on and the car park is on the left hand side.
When approaching from the south, continue along A3 north of Liphook and take the exit signposted ‘prohibited vehicles’ (A333) towards Hindhead (Devils Punch Bowl). At the traffic lights carry straight on and the car park is on the left hand side.

This walk is led by Daphne and Heather -  contact details.

Approx 9 miles
Saturday 9th March

1015 for 1030
Tilford and Seale

Walk description:
Greensand Way to Waverley Abbey (coffee stop by Abbey ruins), and then North Downs Way to Seale for lunch. After lunch, south over Puttenham Common, and then westwards back to Tilford. 

Lunch:
Either bring sandwiches, or get a snack from Manor Farm café. 

Starting Point:
Tilford Village Green  (SU873434)
Approx postcode GU10 2BU

After the walk:
Depending on timing, there may be the option to stop for an early evening meal at the pub in Tilford 

This walk is led by Geoff - contact details.
11 miles
Saturday 13th April

1015 for 1030

Greensand Way - Reigate to Dorking 

Walk description:
Linear walk from Reigate Station to Dorking. We walk through Reigate along the Greensand Way to Dorking. No dogs thank you.

Lunch:
Early lunch at the Dolphin, Betchworth, or bring a packed lunch. Please do not eat your sandwiches in the pub.

Starting point: 
Reigate station(RH2 0BD). Car parking charges are £5.10 per day. On-street parking may be a better option (to be confirmed).
TQ254507

After the walk:
We might find a tea shop in Dorking. If you have left your car at Reigate Station, you will need to catch the train (2 trains per hour) from Dorking Deepdene station back to Reigate. 

This walk is led by Deborah - contact details.
8 miles
Saturday 11th May

1015 for 1030

Leith Hill, Broadmoor and Coldharbour 

Walk description:
A circular walk, which will include a long, but easy, climb through the forest to reach the summit of Leith Hill, with far-reaching views over the Surrey countryside. After lunch we will visit Coldharbour village, where there will be the opportunity of a drink at the Plough Inn. Our route will then follow an old byway through the forest, through Squires Great Wood and back to Westcott.

Lunch:
A picnic at Leith Hill Tower. Hot and cold food and drinks are available from the servery at the tower.

Starting point: 
Meet on Westcott Village Green at the bus shelter. TQ141486. (Approx postcode RH4 3NR)
At weekends, there is limited parking around the village green. Holy Trinity Church car park, close to the village green on the other side of the A25, may be a possible parking option.
It may be possible to get a lift to the start of the walk from Dorking station.

This walk is led by John M - contact details.
Approx 9 miles
Saturday 8th June

1015 for 1030

Surrey Hills and the Mole Gap trail

Walk description:
Circular route through the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; mainly following the Mole Gap trail passing by Norbury Park and through Surrey woodland and farmland towards Westhumble, then crossing the North Downs way at Denbies – the Surrey wine estate. Return to Leatherhead via the foot of Box Hill on the Thames Down Link through Mickleham and back along the Mole Gap Trail.

Lunch:
Denbies will be the lunch stop where food can be purchased and where there are toilet facilities
For anyone who needs to leave the walk at the halfway point of Denbies, there is a 465 bus route on the A24 which goes back to Leatherhead (this bus takes Oyster card or contactless payments) and runs every 30 minutes. Dorking and Dorking Deepdene train stations are also about 1km away from Denbies.

Starting point:
Meet on ticket office side of Leatherhead station. TQ163568 (Postcode KT22 7SQ)
For those who are driving here, there is a station car park; charges can be found here. If travelling to Leatherhead by bus there are buses that stop at the train station.

This walk is led by Liz C - contact details.

11 miles