Devils Punch Bowl Double Dip 10 mile hike & picnic lunch

  • January 25, 2014 · 11:30 AM
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DEVILS PUNCH BOWL HIKE 10 MILES- Total ascent 55o m- PICNIC LUNCH
Saturday, January 25th at 11:30am, Haslemere Station, Lower Street, GU27 2PE

Still time to burn off extra holiday calories with this classic hike that adds an extra dip down to the punch bowl  to give you two heart pumping opportunities to climb back out.

The Devil's Punchbowl is a large hollow of dry sandy heath to the west of Hindhead in  southern England. The Punchbowl has a long history and tradition. Legend has it that the devil s

pent his time tormenting the god Thor by pelting him with enormous handfuls of earth, leaving the great bowl that one can see today.
In reality the large depression was created by erosion as water percolated dow

n and hit an impervious layer of clay. A large number of small springs sprung up across the area as the water pressure built up. This is a moderately hilly hike with several single track’ muddy trails. We use well-worn trail and move fast. Only experienced hikers or those that do other cardio exercise like running, spinning or cycling.

£8.50 for guided hike by a leader with an outdoor first aid certification (lunch and train ticket not included)
TRAINS:
Depart Waterloo 10:30 am Arrive 11:20 Haslemere
Return trains from Haslemere 16:32pm and 17:23 Arrive at Waterloo approximate hour later.
Please check www.trainline.com for departures from other locations.

Please post a message to meet under the clock tower at Waterloo if you would like to form a group of 4 to organise your own group saver. Off peak fare is £20.10 with an individual off-peak day return and half of that if you have a group of 4. I will be leaving from Wimbledon or driving so I will meet you at Haslemere not Waterloo.

DRIVERS:
Car Pool please. Drivers post a comment if you have any spaces. Passengers please contact drivers directly for a lift and offer your driver petrol and parking contribution of £5- 8 depending on distance please. Ample parking is available at near Haslemere station.
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
• Gaiters or waterproof over-trousers ( highly recommended)
• Packed 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. REFUNDS ONLY GIVEN WITH 7 DAYS NOTICE OR MORE. YOU ARE WELCOME TO RESELL YOUR PLACE AND ASK FOR BUYER TO TRANSFER FUNDS VIA PAYPAL OR INTERNET BANKING


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  • Alexandria M.

    Massive belated thanks to everyone for turning with smiles in proper gear and no cancellations. To say we got lucky with the weather is an understatement. So sorry many of you had long terrible journeys home. See you all soon. Alex & Sheldon

    January 28, 2014

  • Genevieve W.

    Wonderful day with a fabulous group and motivating leader. Thanks Alex!

    January 27, 2014

  • Jette R.

    I really enjoyed my first walk with your group Alex, so welcoming, thank you all for a wonderful day, not at all tired:-). Perfect timing for the pub and what a surprise to see all devastation on my journey home. See you again soon I hope.

    January 27, 2014

  • Agnes

    Great day out super company welcome to the newbees and please come back!! trees fallen on tracks as welll ...4 ,5 hours to get home !!!! Paul was still waiting at Guilford when i left @ 8pm....

    January 26, 2014

  • Penny

    Thanks for great hike & a great group... My journey home was atrocious, 1 hr turned into 3.5 hrs, 2 diversions because of fallen trees (one had fallen on a man) then M23 had a tree blocking rd too... Was there a hurricane during our hike & we didn't notice?!!! See u guys again in a few months!

    January 26, 2014

    • Adrian C

      There was a tornado at the A3/M25 Junction about around the time of the hailstorm. We had roof damage and are 8 miles away.

      January 26, 2014

  • Simon W.

    Very good walk and great peoples with weather staying fine good day out

    January 26, 2014

  • simon s.

    Another great workout thanks Alex. Rather yesterday than today! Trees fallen on my way home too. I didn't notice the hurricane either!!!
    I really enjoyed the beers afterwards!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Liz K.

    A fantastic day out with superb views and weather. Great people and a fab leader as always!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Paula

    Hope you all get home without too much trouble, trees down on my road home!

    January 25, 2014

  • Penny

    HI, I'll be driving, so see you's at Haslemere :)

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • sally f.

    Hello,
    Davide and I will be driving, leaving from the Wimbledon area, if anyone wants a lift, let me know. Thanks

    January 23, 2014

  • Martin H.

    Hi Karen,
    count me in for the group saver - Ill be at waterloo from 10.00am onwards on saturday
    best
    Martin

    January 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone else interested in the group saver ?

    January 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great. See you at Waterloo

      January 20, 2014

    • Simon W.

      Yes I will group saver

      January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Is there anyone else who would like to do a group saver ? Will be there by 10am

    January 19, 2014

  • Genevieve W.

    Hi! Anyone up for a group saver from Waterloo? If so meet at 10:10 under the clock?

    January 19, 2014

    • Simon W.

      Yes I will do travel saver meet you at station

      January 19, 2014

    • Carmel F.

      Can I be the fourth person - with Genevieve, Agnes & Simon? Thanks Carmel

      January 19, 2014

  • Michael

    Hi Alex - Sorry, but I've already made arrangements for a trip up to London on that date. Will see you next Saturday.....

    January 12, 2014

  • Tabitha

    Aw can't make this one. Celebrating my bday this weekend. Sorry x

    January 12, 2014

    • Mohd

      btw, given you're an expert and have climbed kili, how can I book for myself and a friend? doesn't seem to give me the option to .. hmmm.

      January 12, 2014

    • Tabitha

      U can't. Coz you don't have any friend!!! Wo ha ha..... Aw you make it so easy!!!!!! ;)

      January 12, 2014

  • Alexandria M.

    Hi Mo, We stopped offering guest places in order that everyone reads the description and agrees to the disclaimer. I know it is a pain to make your friend join but we need to have a standard policy. Hope to see you on this one. Thanks Alex

    PS Tabs when are we going to see you post Kili?

    2 · January 12, 2014

    • Tabitha

      This weekend!! 18th.....

      1 · January 12, 2014

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Your organizer's refund policy for Devils Punch Bowl Double Dip 10 mile hike & picnic lunch

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled

Additional notes: 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 admin. Regretfully, no refunds with less than 7 days notice.

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