Saturday, 29 June 2019 (Group: Inner London / Woking)
Start time 10:20
9.3 miles / 15 km
EXPLORER MAP number 145. Length of walk: approx. 9 ¼ miles.
Leaders: BRIAN & GILL READER (Surrey Area).
Meet LONDON WATERLOO. Train leaves at 9.45am (Platform unknown- final destination of train is Portsmouth & Southsea).
Book cheapest day return to WORPLESDON
Calling at Clapham Junction 9.52am (probably platform 9) and Woking 10.12am (probably platform 5) arriving at Worplesdon 10.18am where the walk begins.
There will be no toilets open at Worplesdon station: please use facilities on the train.
Ramble description: a varied walk featuring the lowland heaths of Prey Heath and Whitmoor Common, and the water meadows of the Wey Valley. Starting from Worpledsdon station, we go via Prey Heath, Beech Hill, Lower Westfield Farm, Fisher’s Farm, the Wey Navigation towpath (National Trust) past Worsold Gates and pretty Triggs Lock, and Wareham’s Farm to THE OLIVE GREEN at SUTTON GREEN (4 ¾ miles) for lunch. [Choice of 3 real ales, sandwich menue, full meal menue. After lunch, via Sutton Park, Whitmoor Farm, Whitemoor Common, Jordan Hill, Gooserye, and Burdenshott Hill back to Worplesdon station.
Although there are three place names ending in “hill” on this ramble, it’s not really a hilly walk!
Some might describe the Olive Tree as a gastropub, but they are keen to welcome us and it does lie right on The Fox Way, a 39-mile circular walking route around Guildford. Foor is prepared and cooked to order, and could take time (we have allowed for this when planning this walk).IF MUDDY, PLEASE REMOVE YOUR BOOTS OR COVER THEM IN PLASTIC BAGS, BEFORE YOU ENTER THE PUB’S PREMISES. PLEASE DO NOT EAT YOUR OWN FOOD IN THE PUB OR ITS GARDEN. (There are a few seats around the village green which we pass just before reaching , and again after leaving, the pub.
If you have brought your own food, please do not eat it in the PH or its garden.
Sorry, there will be NO tea stop today.
RETURN: Return trains are from Worplesdon at 40 mins past the hour.
There is ONE DROP-OUT POINT: Just outside the lunch pub at Sutton Green (and on the same side of the road), you can catch bus route number 34 (destination Camberley), at 5 mins and 25 minutes past the hour. The bus takes you to Woking station,m with a journey time of 25 minutes. There are frequent trains from Woking to Waterloo.
NB: You can check nearer the date for any changes of details. None are expected.
NB: THE WALK LEADERS WILL NOT BE ON THE TRAIN THEMSELVES BUT WILL MEET THE PARTY AT WORPLESEON STATION.