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POLESDENLACY THE HILLY WAY 500M total ascent & 10 miles

POLESDEN LACY -THE HILLY WAY 500m & 10 miles-Join me for the first hike of 2014 and a fabulously beautiful walking workout. We hike up the Mickledown Downs, Norbury Park and up to the the Edwardian house at Polesden Lacy. After lunch we follow the trail into Ranmore Common and then Denbie's vineyards on the home stretch. Although, it is a modest distance compared to some of our recent hikes it is will put you through you paces with a few heart pumping hills. Only for those you can keep up  a power pace (approximately 3 miles hour or roughly 5km).

Lunch will be in the manicured grounds on Polesden Lacy. You have an option to buy a hot lunch and eat inside the National trust cafe or bring a packed lunch and do a picnic.  No reservation or pre-orders on this hike.

COST: £ 8.50 for guides hike with a trained Walking Group leader and Outdoor first aider.

Trains:

Victoria 9:31 to Box Hill & West Humble Station 10:21am

Estimated return time depends on the speed of the group but I anticipate you will be back at Boxhill station to catch either the 16:28 or 17:28 train back to Victoria. The walk ends at a cool country pub for those that need to wait for a train.

Post a comment to find a group of four for a GROUPSAVER discount.

Drivers:

There is limited parking at the station or you can use the free car park at Ryka's cafe at the bottomof box hill a 5 minute walk away.

Post a comment if you can offer a lift and want help with petrol cost.

WHAT TO BRING

PROPER WALKING SHOES WITH A GOOD GRIP & WEATHER PROOF (You may not be allowed on the hike if you are not wearing walking boots/ shoes)
• 1-2 litres of water
• Daypack
• Waterproof Jacket
• Long trousers or shorts for hot weather
• PACKED LUNCH OR MONEY TO BUY LUNCH

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT HIKING AND OUTDOOR CARDIO ACTIVITY CARRIES RISK OF INJURY AND DEATH. WHEN YOU RSVP YOU CONFIRM YOU ARE IN GOOD HEALTH AND ACCEPT THESE RISK. FURTHERMORE, YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILTY FOR READING ABOVE DESCRIPTION AND AGREE TO PARTICIPATE PROPERLY EQUIPED

PLEASE ALSO READ REFUND POLICY

The recent surge in last minute cancellations has meant spaces have been occupied until it is too late for those on the waitlist to take advantages of an opening. It also creates a significant amount of administration. So regretfully I will no longer be issuing any refunds if you cancel with less than 10 days notice. However, you are welcome to sell your place privately and request payment through PayPal. Just ask the buyer to send to your email address. For more information see https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/send.

 

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  • Matthew K.

    ... And a fantastic day out once again! Great to walk with you all as usual!

    February 3, 2014

  • Matthew K.

    Challenging and hugely rewarding.

    February 3, 2014

  • Dave B.

    Nice to see everyone again after my 4 month break. Great walk as ever Alex inc. your improvisation. My poor little legs don't know what's just hit them!

    February 2, 2014

  • Liz K.

    Alex thank you for your quick change of plan, did the few of us that went straight to the pub achieve 11 miles? :)

    February 2, 2014

    • Michael H.

      I guess only the ones who went for their cars and brought them to the pub from the station :-)

      February 2, 2014

  • Alexandria M.

    Thanks for being so adaptable in the face of raging flood waters. Just to let you know the plan b route was 700 meters and 11 miles.

    3 · February 1, 2014

    • Carmel

      Alex - once again you came up trumps and seamlessly provided plan b which was wonderful. The hills were kick ass - my quads are really feeling it today. Thank you so much. x

      4 · February 2, 2014

  • Alison S

    Anyone up for a group saver for sat?

    January 30, 2014

    • Katja H.

      And I'm in if possible. This is my first hike with this group but I'm hoping you'll be easy enough to spot at Victoria.

      January 31, 2014

    • Alison

      Am going to go from Waterloo instead. See you later

      February 1, 2014

  • steve c.

    I'll take your place if it hasn't already gone

    January 31, 2014

    • Candice

      I received it already, just sent a text to Alex to transfer under your name, enjoy the walk tomorrow!

      January 31, 2014

    • steve c.

      Many thanks

      January 31, 2014

  • Arrvind

    My spot is available. Anyone interested?

    January 31, 2014

    • Shahzad

      arrvind, is your spot still available ?

      January 31, 2014

    • Arrvind

      My spot is gone to Katja

      January 31, 2014

  • Amir

    happy to buy ticket if it hasn't gone.

    January 31, 2014

  • Candice

    I need to stay home for a delivery on Saturday, who wants to purchase my tix?

    January 31, 2014

  • Liz K.

    I will be getting the train at 9:38 from Clapham Junction, anyone else?

    January 30, 2014

  • Arrvind

    I can't make it on Saturday. See you on another hike soon!

    January 30, 2014

  • Dave B.

    aarrgghh need to cancel (sorry Alex - this is 3 times in a row now!). My place is up for grabs for whoever would like it.

    January 3, 2014

    • Yousof K.

      Alex; February the 1st or the 21st?

      January 13, 2014

    • Alexandria M.

      Yousef it is Feb 1st.

      January 27, 2014

  • Anna

    Unfortunately I can't make this any more if someone wants my place?

    January 27, 2014

    • Agnes

      Yes please how do i pay yoiu Agnes

      January 27, 2014

  • Simon W.

    Thank Alex great walk and great peoples had trouble with the trains on way home

    January 26, 2014

  • Dave B.

    Thanks Alex. Yes, I'd still like to come. My life has been lacking hill action of late!

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    so are there any spots open on feb-1??

    January 8, 2014

  • Simon W.

    Sorry got too cancel due too work pass my place on thank hope you had good Christmas

    January 2, 2014

    • Simon W.

      It up too alex am sorry that I have too work

      January 2, 2014

    • Carmel

      I am keen for a spot on 1st Feb if anyone selling - once again my emails are bouncing and I didn't get notification of this hike - sob sob... Carmel

      January 6, 2014

  • Alexandria M.

    TOMORROW’S HIKE RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY FEB 1, 2014 DUE TO THE TRAIN DISRUPTIONS caused by severe weather.
    There are conflicting reports regarding the disruption to service to Box Hill & Westhumble. However, given the number of members dependent on the train I am cancelling and rescheduling until February 1st to be safe. My sincere apology to the 5 drivers. It would be too small of a number to run the hike and people are already cancelling in mass.
    Sorry for any inconvenience this late notice has caused. I was truly looking forward to seeing you all after the long break and I certainly don’t mind leading in the rain. If you can’t make Feb 1st I would appreciate if you would try to resell your place. It would be a big help. However, I can do a refund less PayPal fees only if you provide me with the PayPal email you use and the date you booked in the next two weeks.
    Again apologies but rescheduling seems to be the fairest solution to everyone. I hope you understand.
    Many thanks
    Alex

    January 3, 2014

  • Alexandria M.

    Away from a computer for another hour. Looking into train situation and will update ASAP.

    January 3, 2014

  • Candice

    Sorry I have to pull out, anyone interested in my place??

    January 3, 2014

  • Amanda

    I hope the trains are OK for tomorrow. Today no trains between Epsom and Dorking on Southern.... Is there a plan b in case or if not will 'commuters' have to cancel?

    January 3, 2014

    • Nadya K.

      Also the forecast for Surrey for tomorrow morning is a heavy rain. We should check trains tomorrow morning I believe.

      January 3, 2014

  • sally f.

    Hi - leaving from Clapham tomorrow with Alex, anyone up for a group saver? 9.38am train.
    Thanks

    January 3, 2014

  • Nikhil

    Sorry all im another who has to cancel. My place is also up for grabs for whoever would like it. Happy new year all!

    January 3, 2014

  • Luisa

    Dear Alex and everybody
    just a quick line to say Happy New Year! I hope to join you sometime in Feb or March... Have fun in the upcoming walks!
    Luisa

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Naomi

    I can't make this now, if anyone would like to buy my space?

    January 1, 2014

    • Paul M

      done, thanks

      January 1, 2014

    • Naomi

      Thanks

      January 1, 2014

  • Alison S

    Is anyone up for a group saver ticket?

    December 30, 2013

    • Alison S

      The A Team!!! :). Ta 'A' for getting the tickets. See you at little nero

      December 30, 2013

    • Serhat C.

      i will be there...

      December 30, 2013

  • Debra

    I'll be driving from Guildford if anyone needs a lift from there or nearby. Looking forward to working off some Xmas indulgence!

    December 29, 2013

    • Anna

      Hi Debra would be great to get a lift - I'm in Merrow would that be ok? Rgds Anna

      December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy to offer a lift from the Surbiton area.

    December 29, 2013

  • Alexandria M.

    Hi waitlist, hope you all had a good Christmas. I am putting on another tough hike on Sunday Jan 5 and wanted to give the heads up to those waiting for a place on this Jan 6 hike. To be announced later this morning. Thanks Alex

    December 28, 2013

  • Valentin T.

    Holy shoot I was so exited when I saw this.... and then I saw the waiting list :(

    December 20, 2013

  • Vanessa L.

    I can't make this walk due to having to study for an exam that weekend. How do I give my place to someone else?

    December 10, 2013

    • Vanessa L.

      My place has been reallocated.

      December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Vanessa, I'll buy your spot. Please can you call me on[masked] so I can transfer the cash to your bank account.

    December 10, 2013

    • Vanessa L.

      Sorry, but Donnie was the first to contact me

      December 10, 2013

  • Michael

    Bother.... I'm too late - If anyone drops out could I have first dibs please ? Failing that it'll be a grovelling email .... !

    December 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy to over lifts to and from Surbiton Station.

    December 4, 2013

  • Tabitha

    I cant make this one :( i will have just done kili and will be lying by the pool in zanzibar!!! He he. Happy new year HTI! Xx

    3 · December 3, 2013

Your organizer's refund policy for POLESDENLACY THE HILLY WAY 500M total ascent & 10 miles

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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