Surrey Walks Club Walking for 50 Years Affiliated to the Ramblers PROGRAMME January - March 2015 Chairman Richard Ferris 01932 855658 Secretary Treasurer Walks Organiser Raymond Woolfson 01483 234818 Gill Woolfson Jenny Underwood 01483 234818 01784 456775 Committee Member Committee Member Committee Member David Martin Anneliese Cawthorne Pat Murray 0208 949 0666 01932 851414 01932 224270 Walks Programme Sub-Committee Mike Smith Richard Ferris Pauline Lamb David Underwood Marion Benfield Nigel Offield ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION - £10 Membership Secretary Clare Leeming 01932 853056 www.surreywalksclub.org.uk NOTES FOR WALKERS MEETING PLACES (See list of walks for meeting times) WEEKEND, FRIDAY EVENING AND BANK HOLIDAY WALKS at the Walton Station main car park, Station Avenue (not the station forecourt), Walton-on-Thames THURSDAY WALKS Coronation Recreation ground free car park, Molesey Road, Hersham or ALTERNATIVELY at the start of the walk, by prior notice to the walk’s leader (in case the start point is changed) PROGRAMME CHANGES Details of any change of leaders or walks will be available from the club’s website www.surreywalksclub.org.uk or from the Walks’ Organiser. TRAVEL TO STARTING POINT By car. Cars are optionally filled at the meeting place. Walkers without cars will be given seats. Passengers are expected to contribute towards the cost of fuel to the driver. WALKS DESCRIPTIONS M = morning, WD = Whole Day, HD = Half Day, E = Evening, LEIS = Leisurely (at a slower pace). WALKS GRADES G1 G2 G3 + = = = = SUGGESTED MILEAGE RATES PER PASSENGER hilly, fairly strenuous gentle hills, moderate walking mainly flat, easy walking slightly more strenuous than normal grade 20 miles round trip 30 miles round trip 40 miles round trip 60 miles round trip £1.60 £2.40 £3.20 £4.80 LUNCH STOPS (WD) and (HD) It is always advisable to carry food and drink as many lunch stops are in the countryside. You may phone the leader beforehand to ascertain if food will be on sale at the stop. Users of a pub’s facilities are asked not to consume their own food and drink on the premises. On a half day walk it is also advisable to have a drink and snack with you for the usual break. REMINDERS WHILST WALKING Please observe the Country Code. Please check frequently that the person BEHIND you is in sight, especially at junctions. Boots are recommended for all walks. When walking on roads, keep to the right except when approaching a right hand bend. DOGS Dogs must be kept under close control at all times and not become a nuisance to other people. They must be on a lead on roads, enclosed paths and in fields with farm animals. Owners should consult the leader in case the walk is unsuitable for dogs. THE COUNTRY CODE Be safe – plan ahead and follow any signs Leave gates and property as you find them Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home Consider other people NOTE Members may bring along their friends as guests. Members and guests participate in our programme of events at their own risk Members and guests walk at their own risk PROGRAMME OF EVENTS The times shown are those for gathering at the relevant meeting point in Walton (or Hersham for Thursday walks) Thursday 1st January HD/BH CANONS & CORNMILLS Ripley Green car park, Walsham Lock, Newark Lock, St Nicholas Church, Pyrford Village, Pyrford Lock, Ockham Mill 9.50am G3 Sunday 4th January WD 9.20am CHILWORTH & ALBURY Chantry Wood car park, St Martha’s Church, Chilworth, Albury (pub stop), Pilgrims Way Sunday 4th January HD 9.20am CHOBHAM The Mill Bourne, Emmetts Mill, Fairoaks Airfield, Stanners Hill, Gracious Pond Thursday 8th January Leis 9.50am EPSOM & ASHTEAD COMMON Park along Stamford Green Road or round the green off the B280, Epsom Common, the Stew Ponds, Ashtead Common, a pleasant woodland walk, no stiles G3+ 3¾ miles Leader: David B (01372 275 174) On the day: (07850 465 258) Sunday 11th January WD 9.20am FETCHAM DOWNS & RANMORE COMMON Fetcham, Denbies Hillside, Tanners Hatch, Bookham Wood Sunday 11th January Leis 9.50am DESBOROUGH ISLAND Cowey Sale car park Walton Lane, we follow the River Thames loop round the Island, returning along the Desborough Channel, no stiles G3 3 miles Leader: Raye C (01932 858 521) On the day: (07708 046 443) Thursday 15th January HD 9.50am NEWLANDS CORNER & SECRET WOOD Newlands Corner car park, North Downs Way, Chantry Wood, Clandon Downs, Merrow Downs G3+ 5½ miles Leaders: Dave & Chris N (01932 849 634) On the day: (07706 112 020) Sunday 18th January WD 9.20am THE MILLER’S TRAIL Outwood, Burstow Park Farm, Greensand Way, Bletchingley (pub stop), Cuckseys Farm, Outwood Mill G2 8¼ miles Leaders: Clare L (01932 853 056) On the day: Sunday 18th January HD 9.20am SHACKLEFORD TO PEPER HAROW The Cyder House, Rokers Lane, Milton Wood, Eashing Bridges, Abbey Mill, Peper Harow G2 G3 G2+ G3 6 miles 8½ miles 5½ miles 7½ miles 5½ miles Leader: Volunteer required (Contact Jenny U: 01784 On the day: 456775) Leader: Richard F (01932 855 658) On the day: (0783 358 4502) Leaders: Dave & Chris N (01932 849 634) On the day: (07706 112 020) Leader: Richard F (01932 855 658) On the day: (0783 358 4502) Leaders: Roy & Marion B (01932 222 113) On the day: (07789 098 371) Members and guests walk at their own risk Thursday 22nd January Leis 9.50am LALEHAM RIVERSIDE & PENTON HOOK ISLAND Laleham riverside main car park (next to the camp site), pay and display, Laleham Park, Thames Tow Path to Penton Hook Island, returning through Laleham Village. G3 3½ miles Leader: Roy B (01932 222 113) On the day: (07514 415 449) Sunday 25th January WD 9.20am VIRGINIA WATER & WINDSOR GREAT PARK Totem Pole, Botany Bay, Valley Gardens, Five Arch Bridge, Copper Horse, Obelisk Sunday 25th January Leis 9.50am OXSHOTT HEATH & FAIRMILE Sandy Lane car park off the A244 at Oxshott Heath. Exploring the Heath and the Fairmile, no stiles G3 3¾ miles Leader: Mike S (01932 231 780) On the day: (07905 897 197) Thursday 29th January HD 9.50am FARLEY HEATH Farley Heath, Hurtwood Control No.8 car park, Roman Temple, Madgehole, Winterfold Cottage, Farley Green G2 5 miles Leader: Peter W (07771 604 566) On the day: (07771 604 566) Sunday 1st February WD 9.20am REIGATE HILL & BETCHWORTH Reigate Hill, Buckland Hill, North Downs Way, Betchworth, Buckland, Colley Hill Sunday 1st February HD 9.20am CRANLEIGH Uttworth Manor, Great Garson, Lions Lane, Downs Link Thursday 5th February Leis 9.50am CHARLWOOD Park along The Street at Charlwood and meet by the Rising Sun pub, Stan Hill, Beggarshouse Lane, Greenings Farm, Glover’s Wood G3+ 4¼ miles Leader: Vic P (01737 360 013) On the day: (07963 781 950) Sunday 8th February WD 9.20am TILLINGBOURNE VALLEY & ALBURY HEATH Downs Link, Brook Lane, Shere, White Horse (pub stop), Old Rectory, Sandpit Sunday 8th February Leis 9.50am HISTORY OF GUILDFORD CASTLE St Martha’s Hill car park, Halfpenny Lane, North Downs Way, River Wey, Guildford Castle Grounds, Pewley Down (1 climb up Pewley Hill) G2 4½ miles Leader: Mike S (01932 231 780) On the day: (07905 897 197) Thursday 12th February HD 9.50am THE LOVELACE BRIDGES Green Dene car park, Honeysuckle Bottom, Coles Copse, Pump Pond Wood, The Hermitage, Sheepwalk Lane G2 5½ miles Leaders: Dave & Chris N (01932 849 634) On the day: (07706 112 020) G3+ G2 G3 G2 8½ miles 9 miles 5 miles 7½ miles Leader: Anneliese C (01932 851 414) On the day: (07951 244 402) Leader: Stephanie H (01932 243 715) On the day: (07743 709 552) Leaders: Dave & Chris N (01932 849 634) On the day: (07706 112 020) Leader: Stephanie H (01932 243 715) On the day: (07743 709 552) Members and guests walk at their own risk Sunday Pirbright, Fox Corner, Merrist Wood College, Normandy, Henley Park Lake th 15 February WD 9.20am G2 9½ miles Leaders: Raymond & Gill W (01483 234 818) On the day: (07811 926384) Sunday CHESSINGTON COUNTRYSIDE WALK 15th February Horton Country Park, Epsom & Ashtead Nature Reserves, Winey Hill HD 9.20am G3 5 miles Leader: Jean M (0208 979 5374) On the day: (07929 269 708) Thursday 19th February Leis 9.50am THROUGH WILD CHOBHAM COMMON Staple Hill car park Staple Hill Road, a gentle undulating walk over the common via Gracious Pond, no stiles, (optional extension to view the Victoria Monument – 2 miles) G3+ 3 or 5 miles Leaders: Mary D & Brian W (01932 846 395) On the day: (07821 247 033) Sunday CHILWORTH, SHAMLEY GREEN & WONERSH 22ndFebruary Sample Oak Lane, Hallams Farm, Shamley Green (pub stop), Wonersh, Barnett Hill WD 9.20am G2 7¾ miles Leader: Mike S (01932 231 780) On the day: (07905 897 197) Sunday 22ndFebruary Leis 9.50am REIGATE HEATH Flanchford Road car park off the A25, Skimmington, Littleton Manor Farm, Reigate Heath Windmill G3+ 4 miles Leader: Jean M (0208 979 5374) On the day: (07929 269 708) Thursday 26thFebruary HD 9.50am WINDSOR GREAT PARK from CRANBOURNE GATE Cranbourne Gate car park (A332), Prince Consort’s Drive, Queen Anne’s Ride, The Village, Snow Hill, Russel’s Pond, Rangers Gate, Cranbourne Park G3+ 5½ miles Leaders: David & Jenny U (01784 456 775) On the day: (07939 107 082) Sunday 1st March WD 9.20am GIBBET & KETTLEBURY HILLS Thursley, Gibbet Hill, Devil’s Punch Bowl, Kettlebury Hill, Lion’s Mouth, Thursley Nature Reserve G2 9¾ miles Leader: Pauline L (01932 222 978) On the day: (07534 379 655) Sunday 1st March HD 9.20am DORKING & THE DOWNS Dorking, Denbies Vineyards, Dorking Wood, Ranmore Common, North Downs Way, Pilgrims Way G2+ 5 miles Leaders: Roy & Marion B (01932 222 113) On the day: (07789 098 371) Thursday 5th March Leis 9.50am AROUND ELSTEAD Elstead Mill (B3001), along the River Wey, Cutmill House and ponds, Rodsall Manor, Somerset Bridge, Elstead G3 4½ miles Leader: Mike S (01932 231 780) On the day: (07905 897 197) Sunday 8th March WD 9.20am GUNPOWDER & DEEP SILENCE Newlands Corner, St Martha’s, Blackheath G2 8 miles Leaders: David & Jenny U (01784 456 775) On the day: (07939 107 082) Members and guests walk at their own risk Sunday 8th March Leis 9.50am COMPTON & LOSELEY PARK Compton Village Hall layby, Polsted Manor, Loseley Park, North Downs Way, Watts Memorial Chapel G3+ 4½ miles Leader: Josée A (01483 414 624) On the day: (07929 845 332) Thursday 12th March HD 9.50am LIMPSFIELD CHART Moorhouse Bank car park, The High Chart, Yaldon Spring, Moat Farm, Tenchleys Manor, Limpsfield Chart Golf Course G2 5 miles Leader: Vic P (01737 360 013) On the day: (07963 781 950) Sunday 15th March WD 9.20am MIDHURST, BEPTON & COCKING Midhurst, Midhurst Common, Bepton, Cocking (pub stop), Heyshott Green Sunday 15th March HD 9.20am BLACKHEATH St John’s Seminary, Derryswood Farm, Hallams Farm, Green Lane Farmhouse, Blackheath Common G3+ 5 miles Leaders: Roy & Marion B (01932 222 113) On the day: (07789 098 371) Thursday 19th March Leis 9.50am MYTCHETT & THE BASINGSTOKE CANAL Basingstoke Canal Visitor Centre, Mytchett Place Road, through the woodland to Deepcut Bridge, along the Basingstoke Canal and round Frimley Park, no stiles G3 3¾ miles Leader: : Dave & Chris N (01932 849 634) On the day: (07706 112 020) Sunday 22nd March WD 9.20am HOLMBURY St MARY, EWHURST & PEASLAKE Holmbury Hill, Ewhurst (pub stop), Pitch Hill, Peaslake Sunday 22nd March Leis 9.50am NEWDIGATE From St Peter’s Church, Church Lane, a field and farm tracks walk via Home Farm, Tanhouse Farm, Greens Farm G2 4½ miles Leaders: Jackie & Peter H (01932 242 835) On the day: (07970 066 231) Thursday 26th March HD 9.50am MODAGOR & WALTON HEATH Margery Wood car park, Mogador, Walton Heath, Walton on the Hill, Banstead Heath Sunday 29th March CLUB SPRING WEEKEND on the ISLE of WIGHT (No WD Long Walk) Sunday 29th March HD 9.20am EFFINGHAM COMMON & LITTLE BOOKHAM Effingham Junction, Ridings Wood, St Lawrence’s Church G2 G2 G2 G3 9½ miles 8½ miles 5 miles 5 miles Leader: Richard F (01932 855 658) On the day: (0783 358 4502) Leader: Clare L (01932 853 056) On the day: Leader: Vic P (01737 360 013) On the day: (07963 781 950) Leader: Mike S (01932 231 780) On the day: (07905 897 197) Please note: Start time for Sunday Leisure walks has reverted to 9.50am pending walkers preference. CLUB NEWS STAN NICHOLLS 19th November 1926 - 20th October 2014 It is with regret that we inform you of the death of Stan Nicholls, a member of the Club for over forty years. Members will remember him as a walks leader and Committee member with a great love of birds and music. His funeral on the 21st November was attended by the Chairman and twelve present and past club members. Our sympathies go to his daughter Margaret. SPRING WEEKEND ISLE OF WIGHT 27th MARCH to 30th MARCH 2015 We will be staying at the Ocean Hotel, Sandown, which is conveniently situated between the High Street and the Esplanade, overlooking Sandown Bay. All main floors are accessible by lift. The price for 3 nights, breakfast and evening meal is £149. There is no single supplement. Sea view rooms carry a supplement of £15 per person for the weekend. There will be shorter and all day walks over the weekend. Please return the enclosed completed booking form to Pat Murray, 33 Ashley Drive, Walton-onThames, KT12 1JT, Tel. no. 01932 224270, together with a cheque for the full amount made payable to Surrey Walks Club by 19th January 2015. For travel details by rail please visit www.southwesttrains.co.uk. SPRING SOCIAL FRIDAY 13th MARCH 2015 "A MIXED BAG OF DANCES" and BUFFET SUPPER 7:30pm to about 10:30pm FRIDAY 13th MARCH 2015 at Sunbury Cricket Club, Kenton Court Meadow, Lower Sunbury TW16 5PS The bar will open at 7pm and close at 11pm. The dancing will be led by David and Jane Ford. The cost of the evening is £15 per person. Members and their friends and family are invited. Please return the enclosed completed booking form to Pat Murray, 33 Ashley Drive, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1JT, Tel. no. 01932 224270, together with a cheque for the full amount made payable to Surrey Walks Club by 27th February 2015. WALKS START TIMES Enclosed with this mailing is a Questionnaire about walks’ start times which we would like those of you who do Leisurely or Whole Day walks to complete and return to Jenny Underwood, Moulmein, 3 Mayfield Gardens Staines TW18 3LG, or hand in to any Committee Member or Walks Organising Committee member. Or you can e-mail it to Jenny at ‘[email protected]’. From time to time the Walks Planning Committee receive and consider members’ requests. One request this year was to bring forward the start of the Leisurely walks, but following some adverse comments about the change, the Committee want to know from Leisurely walkers what start time they prefer. Similarly the start time of Whole Day walks has on occasions been changed to an earlier time so that we can go a little further away or do a longer walk. Equally some winter walks have started earlier for practical reasons so that the walk is sure to finish well before dark. So for these walkers, here is your chance to express your view! Please return your form before 31st December. Subscriptions for 2015 are due on January 1st 2015. The cost is £10 per person. If you have not already paid, please complete the attached subscription form and return it, together with your cheque, to the Membership Secretary. If you use email, please supply your email address.
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