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The Greensand Way Section 10 - Witley to Haslemere

  • Oct 27, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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The journey so far

 Section 10 – 11 miles

The end time given for this event is the approximate time of arrival at Haslemere station at the end of the hike if you go straight on to the station without stopping for a drink.

Please read the Three Golden Rules of Joined Up Hiking.

Are you OK with those? All right, then you may continue...

This is one of the shortest but hilliest hikes in the 18 months that Joined Up Hiking has been going, and it brings the Greensand Way to a rousing conclusion. It is the fourth long distance path that the group will have completed since it started last year and it has been the most popular, with consistently impressive countryside and good lunch stops.

This hike includes an afternoon stop at the top of Gibbet Hill looking out over the Devil's Punch bowl. This is practically as high as Leith Hill which we ascended in section 8. It is quite a long slog of 7.5 miles and 1260 feet to get there, so we will have a lunch stop before then and an extended rest at the top.

After that it's just a few more miles mainly downhill into Haslemere where we will hit the pubs to celebrate completion of the entire route by five or six of us who will have done all 10 sections.

You must bring a packed lunch.

There is a £2 charge payable to the organizer on the day.

Some general recommendations and tips.

Full Itinerary with Estimated Timings

Meet Up: Arrive between 9:00 and 9:20 am at Waterloo Station, by the railway ticket office. I will be wearing the floppy hat and moustache for recognition. Get into groups of 4 for buying tickets.

Buy Ticket: Return to Haslemere. £20.10 down to £10.05 in a group of 4.

Outward Travel: 9:37 a.m. train from Waterloo Station platform 15 to Witley, arriving at 10:59

Meet for Start of Hike: From 11:00 to 11:10 a.m. at Witley Station.

Part 1: 7.5 miles. 3 hours 15 minutes

Lunch Stop: A short picnic stop at about 12:50 and another stop at about 3:00 pm.

Part 2: 3.5 miles. 1 hour 15 minutes

End of Hike: Arrive in Haslemere High Street by 16:30. It's another half mile from here onto the railway station.

Post Hike Refreshement: Drink to the completion of the Greensand Way, the third long-distance route completed this year, and to eighteen months and 540 miles of joined up hiking. That's three or four drinks already.

Return Travel: There are frequent trains from Haslemere station platform 2 to Waterloo, at 17 and 42 minutes past the hour. Journey time approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.


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  • Lily

    Great finale - good company, exhilarating walk, going out on a high! Thanks Christopher and thanks everyone for making it so special.

    1 · October 28, 2013

    • Christopher

      My sentiments exactly!

      1 · October 28, 2013

    • cinzia

      thanks Christopher first ...and...thanks everyone :-) :-) :-) :-)

      October 28, 2013

  • Alcina

    Thank you Christopher. A good hike, excellent group, pleasant wind and not much rain! Wonderful day out.

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • kay

    Great last section good company and scenery well done Kevin, Nartin, Em, Derek and Chris of course on yr achievement !!

    2 · October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great walk and good company, as ever! Thanks for organising Chris!

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Alcina

    Arrived! I am at platform 6 in clapham jct.

    October 27, 2013

    • Kevin

      On my way

      October 27, 2013

    • Louise

      I can't get through - do you have the tickets? If so, could you pass me mine?

      October 27, 2013

  • Alcina

    On bus now due to arrive at clapham jct at 9.29!
    Kevin, which platform?

    October 27, 2013

    • Kevin

      Platform 5 or 6

      October 27, 2013

    • Louise

      I'm in the ticket hall.

      October 27, 2013

  • Alcina

    Hope to make it on time! Still waiting at raynes park station for replacement bus to clapham junction!

    October 27, 2013

  • Timothy P.

    Hi Chris, engineering works on mt train line.. see you at Witley station.. I'll be there for 10.45 am Tim

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Igor

    Got sick , Sorry guys . See you next time

    October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, sorry I can not make it tomorrow. Enjoy your hike

    October 26, 2013

  • Christopher

    Hi everyone,

    At the moment the rain is predicted to fall before and after rather than during the walk, but bring all your rain gear including something waterproof to sit on at lunchtime as the ground will be wet. My phone number in case you need it is 07971 357104.

    I'm looking forward to our last hike on the Greensand Way (barring repeats). See you tomorrow at Waterloo or Witley.

    October 26, 2013

  • Esther

    Is true that it will be a storm this Sunday?? Big one?

    October 25, 2013

    • cinzia

      it ll be on Monday no this Sunday......and think Positive ;-) DOUBLE ADVENTURE :-P

      October 25, 2013

  • Francesc

    Not able to make it

    October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    do not forget that we all have to put the clock back 1 hour at 2am on Sunday!
    I look forward to our last walk on the greensand way
    ;-( has anyone got a sad violin they can play at the end of the walk?

    2 · October 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Extra hour in bed!

      October 24, 2013

    • Lily

      Thanks for reminder Kev! Really looking forward to the walk and hope I don't cry on this the last Greensand Way....

      2 · October 24, 2013

  • Kevin

    Hi we are a group of two looking for two more so we can buy a group 4 saver ticket on Sunday and leave from Clapham Junction on the 09:46 to Witley. I will buy the return tickets from Clapham Junction to Haslemere which covers the whole journey

    October 22, 2013

    • Kevin

      Yes Louise you are in. We are now a group of four. Don't cancel please!

      October 23, 2013

    • Louise

      Don't worry, I won't. Cheers!

      October 24, 2013

  • Alcina

    Hi Kevin, pls count me in. Thanks.

    October 22, 2013

  • Anna

    I' m Sorry but I have to drop out of this. I'm going out for a while, hopefully I'll be back in March, have fun and walk a lot.

    October 14, 2013

    • cinzia

      C u and take care !

      October 21, 2013

  • iain

    Hi Chris,hope you and the usual suspects have a great hike this Sunday! I can no longer attend !

    1 · October 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry to hear that Iain

      October 21, 2013

    • cinzia

      :(

      October 21, 2013

  • Francesc

    It has been long since my last hike with this group. Let's hope I remember how to fasten my shoe lasers :-)

    October 19, 2013

  • cinzia

    definitely i ll come :) ;) :)

    August 23, 2013

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