Sunday, 19 August 2018 (Group: Woking)
Start time 10:00
11 miles / 17.7 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:15)
A ramble entirely in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, first on Witley and Mare Hill Commons, then paths over the Rockwood Estate to Sandhills Common, through Holmen's Grove and Hurthill Copse (Forestry Commission mixed woodlands), then on to Emley Farm and Bowlhead Green. Picnic lunch.
Thursday, 23 August 2018 (Group: Woking)
5 miles / 8.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 12:45)
There are only a few public rights of way on this undulating ramble as we'll be exploring the networks of wide tracks and narrow paths on the access land of Mountain Wood, Dick Focks Common, Kiln Field Coppice, Hangers Wood & Coles Copse, ending with the Yew Walk in the Sheepleas. We'll see a few of the Lovelace Bridges along the way.
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 (Group: Woking)
Start time 7:15
4.3 miles / 6.9 km
(Estimated finish time: 9:15)
From Heather Farm CP through the wetlands, round Fairoaks Airport, throgh Mclaren Park and back across Horsell Common past the famous sandpit to the Water's Edge Cafe for breakfast (optional).
Thursday, 30 August 2018 (Group: Woking)
3.5 miles / 5.6 km
(Estimated finish time: 11:15)
This is a faster walk than usual. It is aimed at those who want some brisk exercise. We will try to cover 3.5 miles in an hour, although, if the weather is hot, we will go at a slightly slower pace.
Saturday, 1 September 2018 (Group: Woking)
10.2 miles / 16.4 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
An undulating ramble in the Surrey Hills AONB, first over Hydon's Ball (National Trust and good viewpoint), then via High Barn and Nore Hanger to Hascombe Hill, on to Gorebridge Green Farm where the remains of a disused narrow-gauge railway can be seen beside the bridleway, the steep ascent of Breakneck Hill, and finally over Vann Hill. In two woodlands we'll take advantage of "Walkers Welcome" discs put up by the landowners. These will allow us to short cut the usual rights of way. Picnic lunch.
Thursday, 13 September 2018 (Group: Woking)
We shall walk from New Haw Lock through the meadows by the River Wey and on to Weybridge Town lock. We then follow the towpath of the Wey Navigation canal, past Coxes Lock historic mill buildings, the weir, lock and millpond and folllow the canal back to New Haw. The White Hart pub is there for those in need of refreshment.
Sunday, 14 October 2018 (Group: Woking)
Start time 10:50
6.8 miles / 10.9 km
(Estimated finish time: 15:45)
We will be guiding members of the London Blind Rambling Club. Note the later than usual start time.
The route includes Sheet’s Heath Common, MOD Ranges and Brookwood. After walking a short way along part of the towpath of the beautifully restored Basingstoke Canal, we will head north to Sheets Heath (of scientific note) and Cowshot Hill. We will then cross over the canal and under the railway bridge into Pirbright, onwards to West Heath and the MOD ranges, passing West Hall and Vine Farms, and then Pirbright Lodge, before reaching Pirbright Village for a lunch stop at a PH.
After lunch we will go south onto Pirbright Common towards Fox Corner, and then make our way back to the train station through part of the vast and historic Brookwood Cemetery.
The route may be adjusted on the day according to group needs and weather conditions.
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 (Group: Woking)
6 miles / 9.7 km
(Estimated finish time: 13:15)
A pleasant walk just to the north of Woking town centre, though woods, heath and along the tow path. Can be muddy after rain.