Monday, 26 October 2015

Clandon House to Newlands Corner

WALK REPORT 18th October

One thing I have really enjoyed about the last 3 months of walking has been the number of new areas or routes I have been introduced to, and last Sunday’s walk led by Chris Partridge did not disappoint. However given the location in the heart of our regular walking area this is quite a surprise.

Chris’s walk started from Clandon House carpark; it was sad to see the mansion shrouded in polythene after the fire, but it did mean we had plentiful free parking!

At the far point of the walk we popped out at the familiar territory of Newlands corner (and the coffee shop J), but the walk there and back through pretty and varied countryside was an enjoyable new route to nearly everyone on the walk – thanks Chris!


8 people enjoyed a good lunch at the Bull’s Head, but pre-booking was certainly essential.


Saturday, 24 October 2015

Blackdown Common, Hazelmere

WALK REPORT 4th October
Thank you to Godalming and Hazelmere stalwarts Peter and Sheila (but also occasional SWSW walkers and holiday makers) for introducing / reminding us of the fantastic walking to be had if we travel just 10 or 15 minutes further. We enjoyed a lovely walk through Surrey and Sussex heathland over Black Down near Hazelmere, had some National Trust history at the ‘Temple of the Winds’, and some glorious though hazy views. The photo’s don’t really do them justice.
This is an area we should explore again, a lot of beautiful countryside to enjoy!

Can anyone identify the weird pink cone shaped fruit? Please let me or Sheila know if so!

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Wooton And Abinger

WALK REPORT 20th September
We were very lucky on our last walk to have glorious weather which meant we got the best of the lovely views from the North Downs. Most of us had walked from the Wooten Hatch near Dorking before, but Jenny surprised us with a new route over paths we had not used before. There were enough hills to build up an appetite so lunch in the Pub garden was a good finish to the morning.
Gathering by the monument to Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, who died after falling from his horse on 19 July 1873
An excellent viewpoint on the ascent to the North Downs Way
A field of Sunflowers