Programme 2015

Saturday 10th January 2015

1015 for 1030

Farthing Downs, Happy Valley and the North Downs
The walk will include Farthing Downs, Happy Valley and a section of the North Downs Way. There will be the option of having a pub lunch at The Harrow PH (Stanstead Rd, Caterham -TQ326539). It still gets dark quite early so please bring a torch.

This walk will be lead by Chris Munt - contact details.

Starting point: Car park near The Fox PH on Coulsdon Common (OS explorer map 146, Grid Ref TQ317568).

To locate the start more accurately on your sat-nav, why not try this Android app written by one of our members to convert OS co-ordinates to Latitude and Longitude which most car sat-navs tend to accept.

12 miles
Saturday 31st January

0945 for 1000

Surrey Munro (extra walk)
Once again it is time for our annual walk up and around Surrey’s Munro, Box Hill. As before, we plan to boldly go up/down/up/down/up/down.........up/down Box Hill and the surrounding peaks by as many different routes possible until it gets dark. Then back to our home locally for tea and cakes followed by a shared meal together. So join us for a great day out. Don’t forget - please bring a packed lunch, stuff to keep you warm and dry, and a smile. PS It’s going to be hilly☺.

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

Starting point: Rykers car park at the bottom of Box Hill, (TQ171520).

12 miles

3000 feet of ascent

Saturday 14th February

1000 for 1015

Chertsey Meads, Wey Navigation and Basingstoke Canal
Mostly open space and towpath. A pub is available for lunch.

This walk is led by Andy Hall - contact details.

Starting point. First car park at Chertsey Meads, on left coming out of Chertsey.
Grid Ref TQ055662

12 miles

little ascent

Saturday 14th March

1015 for 1030

Richmond Park
Walk will include Richmond Park and the Isabella Plantation Pen Ponds. Please bring sandwiches for lunch but there are several cafés passed en route.

This walk is led by Robin Richardson - contact details.

Starting point: Richmond Station

7 miles
Saturday 11th April

1015 for 1030

Pitch Hill, Reynards Hill and Woodhill
We will walk through Hurt Wood from Peaslake to Pitch Hill, take the Greensand Way to Reynards Hill, through Winterfold Wood to Woodhill and onto lunch at Shamley Green. Lunch choices include the Red Lion pub, The Speckledy Hen Cafe and Deli, or sandwiches on the green. Return route northwards, hopefully with beautiful views of St Martha’s Hill and the North Downs. Tea at either the tea shop in Shere or Abinger Hammer.

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

Starting Point: Hurtwood Control Car Park – Walking Bottom, near Peakslake.
Grid Ref. TQ084446, Area Postcode: GU5 9QW

Turn towards Shere from A25. Go straight through the village southwards on the B road. Go over the railway bridge and turn immediately left for Peaslake, 2miles away. In Peaslake turn immediately right, but keep left until you reach the car park on your left.

To locate the start more accurately on your sat-nav, why not try this Android app written by one of our members to convert OS co-ordinates to Latitude and Longitude which most car sat-navs tend to accept.

10 miles

(6 miles am;
4 miles pm)

some hills

Saturday 9th May

1015 for 1030

Coldharbour and Leith Hill
A circular walk from Holmwood station heading towards Coldharbour and Leith Hill. There will now be a pub lunch at the Stephan Langton Inn at Friday Street. We have reserved places with the pub for 1300 but it would be really helpful to know in advance if you would like to take up this option. There will still be the opportunity for people to take sandwiches.

We expect to complete the walk around 1730.

This walk is led by Tim Bellenger - contact details.

Starting Point: Holmwood Station
Grid Ref TQ175437 

9 - 10 miles
Saturday 23rd May

Walk 1
1015 for 1030


Walk 2
1315 for 1330



Two walks near Shalford (Figure of Eight from Shalford Station) 

Walk 1
Loop in the morning to Peasmarsh, Littleton and the edge of Guildford and back down the river. 

There are at least two pubs in Shalford or one can have sandwiches on the green 

Walk 2
Afternoon walk up onto the Downs with a cup of tea at Newlands Corner. There will be the option to stop for a drink or a meal in Shalford at the end of the walk. 

These walks are led by Helen - contact details.

Starting Point (for both walks): Shalford Station.
Grid Ref TQ002471

Walk 1
4 miles


Walk 2
7 miles

Saturday 6th June

1015 for 1030

Cycle Ride from Dorking
Including Ranmore, Shere, Peaslake and Capel. Bring a packed lunch.

Please contact Armin in advance if you have not been on one of his cycle rides before.

Led by Armin Kirthi-Singha - contact details.

Starting point: Dorking Main Rail Station. TQ171504

30 miles cycling
Saturday 13th June

1015 for 1030

Box Hill and Denbies
The route crosses the stepping stones for the direct ascent of Box Hill (coffee), and then descends the gentle north slope with excellent views before crossing the valley to Westhumble. Passing Tanners Hatch YH we come out on the North Downs Way before descending to the car park via Denbies Vineyard (option for tea). No pub so please bring sandwiches for lunch. 

This walk is led by Luke Randall - contact details.

Starting point: Rykers car park just off A24, about 1 mile north of Dorking at the bottom of Box Hill, (TQ171520).

10 miles
Saturday 11th July

1315 for 1330

Fernhurst, Haslemere and Black Down
Please note the change of starting point.
A circular, hilly walk via woodland and heathland, up to Black Down with its panoramic views across the South Downs National Park. Leisurely pace, but with some steep slopes. Afternoon tea or drinks available in Haslemere and option afterwards for a pub evening meal at the Red Lion, The Green, Fernhurst (SU898285 or approx GU27 3HY) If possible, please contact the leader in advance to confirm whether you would like the pub evening meal.

This walk is led by Barbara - contact details.

Starting point:
Having had lunch, meet outside St Margaret of Antioch Church, Church Road, Fernhurst (SU898284 or approx GU27 3HZ). (Pre-walk drinks available at the Red Lion.)

By car: Take A286 south from Haslemere and follow signs towards Midhurst into Fernhurst village. After traffic lights, turn left at cross roads (by Post Office) into Church Road (partly one-way). Park along Church Road or beyond around Fernhurst Green. (We have been asked not to park in the Red Lion’s parking area nor in the Recreation Ground car park, reserved for visiting cricket teams.) Afterwards, use Old Glebe Road by pub to return to A286.

By public transport: Take train to Haslemere, then catch the 12.30 pm number 70 (hourly) bus opposite the station arriving at Fernhurst Village Hall stop at 12.45 pm. Turn right at cross roads into Church Road to start point. (Lifts can be arranged back to the station afterwards.)

(Maps: LR: 186 / Expl: 133)

Approx 9 miles
Saturday 8th August

1015 for 1030

Frensham Ponds
This is a joint Hampshire and Surrey group walk at Frensham Ponds south of Farnham. This walk heads west to Alice Holt Forest passing by Frensham Manor and Dockenfield. The walk winds south to Arfold and heads back north-east to Frensham Ponds for refreshments at the cafe. Option to swim (sandy beach). Bring a picnic lunch. 

This walk will be led by Ben Harding - contact details.

Starting Point: Frensham Ponds Visitor Centre, south of Farnham (SU844404)

10.5 miles 
Saturday 12th September

1015 for 1030

Leith Hill area
Lunch at Peaslake and tea at the end either at Leith Hill or at Abinger Hammer.

This walk is led by Gareth Reed - contact details.

Starting point: Landslip car park near Leith Hill (TQ146432)

11 miles
Saturday 10th October

1015 for 1030

Banstead Heath, Colley Hill and Reigate Hill
Lunch stop at Reigate hill with kiosk and toilets available. Return via Mugswell and Kingswood.

This walk will be led by Caroline Kendrick - contact details.

Start at Tadworth railway station (TQ231562)
 9.5 miles
Saturday 24th October

1000 for 1015

Gomshall, Albury Heath and Shere
A Circular Walk starting from Gomshall Rail Station. Easy walking with no steep hills and relatively few stiles. We will be walking through picturesque countryside, magnificent woodlands, heath, farmlands and a visit to an ancient church at Albury.

Lunch (about 1330): The White Horse, Shere or bring a packed lunch.

This walk is led by Ray Spiller - contact details.

Members of the Disciples church in Leatherhead and the South East Christian Singles may also be joining this walk.

Starting Point: Gomshall railway station (Grid Ref TQ088478; GU5 9NX). Free parking

6.5 miles
Saturday 14th November

1015 for 1030

Figure of Eight walk from Outwood Windmill
Picnic lunch would be best.

This walk is led by Ron and Hilary - contact details.

Starting Point: Car park opposite Outwood Mill (TQ326456). 

10 miles
Saturday 11th December

1015 for 1030
(prompt start as the tea shop closes at 4pm)

Polesden Lacey and Westhumble
A pre-Christmas ramble from Polesden Lacey to Westhumble via Norbury Park and back via Denbies. Lunch options at Westhumble include a picnic, the café at the station serving snacks or the pub, the Stepping Stones. The plan is to return to Polesden Lacey in time for tea in the Granary cafe

This walk is led by Helen Goodman - contact details

Starting Point: Entrance to Polesden Lacey car park (TQ136524) Non-National Trust members £4

 8 miles