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Join us on this picturesque walk starting from this typically English village cricket green. We'll make our way to Crooksbury Hill where there are great views of the surrounding country side from Gibbet Hill to Buster Hill. After lunch at the Barley Mow in the village of The Sands, we make our way to the historic ruins of Waverley Abbey, returning back on tracks above the nearby River Wey. At the end of the walk you may like to join us in the Barley Mow; but this time the one at Tilford instead.

pub or picnic

Starting Point:

Start Time: 10:30 am
Grid Ref: SU872433
Nearest Post Code: GU10 2BU

Tilford Village Green Car Park, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey

Distance and Terrain:

8 miles. leisurely pace some hills

Sat 28 Oct 2017: BANSTEAD - VILLAGE AND WOODS (6miles)

We never know what October is going to bring with autumn colour and weather, but I am hopeful that Banstead Woods will look glorious. We walk through Woodmansterne and Scratch Wood into Banstead for coffee, there is a variety of cafes and coffee shops in the High Street, then head out to Pages Acre and skirt Banstead Wood back to the car park. Option afterwards of walking or driving a short distance to the Ramblers Rest pub for lunch.

Optional lunch after walk

Starting Point:

Start Time: 10:00 am
Grid Ref: TQ273583
Nearest Post Code: CR5 3NR

Holly Lane car park, Chipstead
Large free car park off B2219, near the mini roundabout at the junction with Outwood Lane

Distance and Terrain:

6 miles. No stiles, a mix of footpaths, tarmac and grassland. Pace is moderate

Wed 1 Nov 2017: DORNEY AND THE JUBILEE RIVER (8miles)

Further details to follow

Starting Point:

Start Time: 11:00 am
Grid Ref: Not Specified
Nearest Post Code: Not Specified

Further details to follow

Distance and Terrain:

8 miles.


The walk begins from the Abinger Roughs NT Car Park, near the foot of the North Downs. We pass through Deerleap Wood and Friday Street on the way to Abinger Hatch, the oldest village in the UK.

Starting Point:

Start Time: 10:00 am
Grid Ref: TQ111480
Nearest Post Code: RH5 6QS

Abinger Roughs NT Car Park.
From the A25, turn off North on White Down Lane. (This turning is 1 mile after the Wotton Hatch if coming from Dorking or 1 mile after Abinger Hammer if coming from the Guildford area).
After 650m, turn left into the car park.
White Down Lane has a ‘Road Closed’ sign at the A25 end. This sign should be disregarded, as the closure is after the car park.
NB RH5 6QS may take you down West Lane (a dead-end). Abinger Roughs Car Park is in White Down Lane, the next turning after West Lane, turning north off of the A25 (going from Dorking towards Gomshall).

Distance and Terrain:

6 miles. Moderate pace. A few stiles. Generally easy walking, but a few paths may be muddy after wet weather.

Sat 4 Nov 2017: SABRE AGM (0miles)

Further details on the AGM can be seen in your members newsletters and on separate members election information mail outs

Starting Point:

Start Time: 2:15 pm
Grid Ref: TQ096472
Nearest Post Code: RH5 6QX

Abinger Hammer Village Hall
Felday Road
Abinger Hammer

Distance and Terrain:

0 miles.

Sun 5 Nov 2017: AUTUMN AT THE CHANTRIES (6miles)

We will hopefully see vestiges of autumn colour in the woods before climbing further up to St Marthas, returning via Collyers Hanger and Chilworth Manor Vinyard, then across open fields to our starting point.

Starting Point:

Start Time: 1:30 pm
Grid Ref: TQ002481
Nearest Post Code: GU4 8AG

Parking bays in Clifford Manor Road top end ( south of Guildford take A281 into Pilgrims Way with speed bumps and take second road on the right)

Distance and Terrain:

6 miles. Moderate pace with some steep ascent and descent


A varied walk including Colyers Hanger, Chilworth Gunpowder Mills remains, open fields to Shalford where we stop for lunch before returning via Wey Navigation and North Downs Way

Lunch at the Parratt PH Shalford

Starting Point:

Start Time: 10:30 am
Grid Ref: TQ043492
Nearest Post Code: GU4 8SE

Newlands Corner Car park Drove Road off A25 nr Guildford ( no charges in place yet as far as I know)

Distance and Terrain:

10 miles. Moderate pace with some ascent and descent but not too bad

Sat 11 Nov 2017: POLESDEN - AUTUMN DELIGHTS (5miles)

We head west from Polesden for some good views of surrounding countryside, then ascend to Ranmore where again there are good views over to Dorking. We then head back past Tanner's Hatch Youth Hostel and to the east through fields back to Polesden. Refreshments available in cafe at end of walk.

Starting Point:

Start Time: 1:30 pm
Grid Ref: TQ135522
Nearest Post Code: RH5 6BD

Polesden Lacey Car Park
(Charge for non N.T. members)
GR: TQ135522
(From A246 follow signs to Polesden Lacey
Nearest station Bookham

Distance and Terrain:

5 miles. Leisurely pace. Undulating terrain


A pleasant walk through woodland and the Greensand hills of Surrey. We visit Leith Hill Tower, built in 1766 to raise the height of Leith Hill to 1,000 feet, with fine views South over the Sussex Weald and North to London City and Canary Wharf. Then on to Holmbury Hill at 261m, the site of earthworks of an Iron Age fort, with more splendid views. We return through the village of Holmbury St Mary back to Friday Street.

Late pub lunch at Holmbury St Mary, or take a picnic.

Starting Point:

Start Time: 11:00 am
Grid Ref: TQ127458
Nearest Post Code: RH5 6JR

Friday Street Car Park, Friday Street, Abinger Common, Nr Dorking, Surrey. Directions: From A25 take the turning marked Abinger Common, Friday Street, Leith Hill - after a while there is a very sharp left turn signposted Friday Street (easy to miss). After 400m, the car park is on the right.

Distance and Terrain:

8 miles. Gently undulating in places, one steep hill. Reasonable pace. No dogs.


A circular walk taking in woods, views and historic connections. Lunch is in Westerham where there is a choice of cafes, tea rooms and pubs. Bring a snack to tide you over as lunch will be more than halfway on the walk.

Pub, cafe or tea room lunch

Starting Point:

Start Time: 10:15 am
Grid Ref: TQ426517
Nearest Post Code: RH8 0TB

Meet in the area around the Carpenters Arms pub and the church at the junction of Kent Hatch Road B269 and Moorhouse Road, Limpsfield Chart. (There are several woodland car parks in the area, and to avoid confusion, I suggest we meet near the pub and move cars if necessary).

Distance and Terrain:

9 miles. Moderate, some stiles

Sat 25 Nov 2017: THE WEY AND ARUN CANAL & WEY SOUTH PATH (5miles)

This walk traces a part of the Wey & Arun canal that once linked the R Thames to the south coast, mostly dry now and follows part of the Wey South Path and the disused railway line and through the countryside near Shamley Green

Starting Point:

Start Time: 1:00 pm
Grid Ref: TQ031437
Nearest Post Code: GU5 0UA

Meet outside the Arbuthnot Hall Hullbrook Lane Shamley Green off B2128. Park where you can around the green and allow plenty of time to find a space as can be tricky!

Distance and Terrain:

5 miles. Moderate pace mostly flat

Wed 20 Dec 2017: DENBIES, WESTHUMBLE AND NORBURY (5.5miles)

Mixed landscape of field and woodland, one steep ascent, views and vistas.

Refreshments in Denbies cafe afterwards

Starting Point:

Start Time: 10:30 am
Grid Ref: TQ165511
Nearest Post Code: RH5 6AA

Denbies Vineyard, London Road (A24), Dorking

Distance and Terrain:

5.5 miles. Moderate, good going underfoot.

Mon 25 Dec 2017: IN SEARCH OF CHRISTMAS PIE (6miles)

We start from Ash Station and wonder around Normandy. This is a circular walk starting and ending at Ash Station. There are 20 parking spaces at Ash Station, parking is free on Bank Holidays. Please bring a packed lunch.
No dogs.

Please ensure you bring your lunch and something to drink.

Starting Point:

Start Time: 10:30 am
Grid Ref: SU899508
Nearest Post Code: GU12 6AZ

ASH Station on the Guildford to Reading railway line. Trains do not run on Christmas day.
NB. No toilets at the beginning of the walk.

Distance and Terrain:

6 miles. Mostly flat.

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