Cornwall - 2014
The SABRE walks programme has a choice of two or three led walks each week in Surrey and South East England. Typically we have around 16 or more people on each walk, come rain or shine. In our programme you'll find everything from short easy strolls up to energetic 12 mile hikes. We organise social events and walking mini-breaks around the UK and abroad.
Lunch in the sunshine
Many reports show the benefits of walking including a report published in the Ramblers “Walk” Winter 2013 magazine which identifies 20 health reasons for regular walking including a reduction of 35% in the risk of developing heart disease and related strokes, a reduce risk of dementia, improved sleep quality, prevention of diabetes and a reduction in the risk of getting some cancers and improved chances of surviving other cancers.
NEWS and EVENTS
WALKS & EVENTS
Below is a summary of walks and events coming up soon, for full details go to the Walks & Events Programme within the members area.
Wednesday 2nd September 2015
MIND THE GAP : PANGBOURNE , GORING CIRCULAR - 10.30am Pangbourne Railway Station. The walk starts from Pangbourne Station and takes us across the Thames via a tollbridge to Whitchurch and then up the Thames Path to the delightful village of Goring. On the way towards the beautiful Goring Gap, we pass underneath one of Brunel's famous railway bridges. There will be a choice of a cafe, pub or picnic lunch, either in Goring or across the Thames in the nearby village of Streatley. Our return journey will be through woods and farmland, following part of the Southern Extension of the Chiltern Way. 10 miles.
Sunday 6th September 2015
PRINCES RISBOROUGH TO COOMBE HILL - 10.30am Horns Lane car park. With one steep ascent and descent on/off the escarpment this is a generally gentle walk, taking you north easterly to Coombe Hill, the highest point in the Chilterns. Wonderful views coming onto and off the escarpment (Whiteleaf Cross and Windsor Hill) from Coombe Hill and along the ridge. Lovely woods and hamlets on the lower slopes. Glimpses of Chequers can be seen. We will picnic at Coombe Hill, and have a late pub stop at either The Plough at Cadsden or The Pink and Lily depending which way we walk. 12.5 miles.
HYDONS BALL TO HAMBLEDON - 2.00pm Hydons Ball NT Car Park. Heath and Fields on the Greensand with good views. We start the walk with a climb up to Hydons Ball a memorial to Octavia Hill one of the co -founders of the National Trust before heading across fields passing Hambledon Church. We pass the picturesque Oakhurst Cottage also a N.T. property before arriving at the village shop where we can stop for tea and cake by the pond and village green. 5 miles.
Wednesday 9th September 2015
BLACKHEATH & VILLAGES - 10.30am Blackheath Village Car Park. In the morning we head over the heath and fields towards Shamley Green then up to Barnett Hill arriving at Wonersh where we stop for lunch. In the afternoon we climb up to Chinthurst Hill and then head towards Chilworth through fields and woodland before returning to Blackheath. Pub lunch, 10 miles
Saturday 12th September 2015
Sunday 13th September 2015
VANGUARD WAY Stage 1 - 10.00am East Croydon Station. East Croydon to Oxted, return by train. Pub lunch or picnic. 12 miles.
Wednesday 16th September 2015
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday 14th November 2015 AGM details to follow
Saturday 19th December 2015 - Christmas Lunch
SEPTEMBER 2015 - Sedbergh and the Yorkshire Dales. Please refer to the Holidays Page in the Members Area for full details including how to book. SABRE/SAWW members only.