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Farnham to Godalming -autumn walk 20.6km

  • Nov 9, 2013 · 8:15 AM
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The clocks have changed and winter is just around the corner, but we will keep on walking and enjoying the English countryside at weekends.

 

This Saturday we are going to do a walk which is just over 20km long and which starts and ends at the river Wey. We are starting the walk from Farnham, a picturesque town about an hour away from London, which has a Norman castle build by the grandson of William the Conquerer, Henry de Blois.

During the walk we will pass the XII century Waverley Abbey, the first Cistercian monastry to be built in England. Make sure you bring your cameras, the colours and the scenery will be beautiful.

In order to cover the distance of this walk, we will not be stopping for lunch, so please bring a packed lunch with you. We WILL stop for food in Godalming, at the end of the walk.

 

We are ending the walk in Godalming, which used to be a centre of trade in wool, timber, leather, paper, corn and brewing. And in honour of that we will definitely stay for a pint or two and a game of consequences as well as some food at the end of the walk. Do not make pplans for the evening, as the speed of the group depends on the slowest walker and can not be predicted accurately.

 

The walk will go ahead regardless of weather conditions, so please come prepared for mud and rain. Ankle supporting shoes are a must, please do not wear jeans and have adequate waterproofs. Bring a compas, print the instructions and bring a map if you want to, but most importantly bring your brain along.

Cost: The return ticket and the £4 contribution to the Club should cost less then £15 but you will have to travel in groups of four as we will be using group saver tickets.

We are doing walk 12 from Time Out Walks book number 1. For directions and other details of this walk please go to http://www.walkingclub.org.uk/book_1/walk_12/index.shtml

Our walks are very popular. We have a "no show" policy which applies to all our events but especially walks. If you do not show up you may be banned immidiately because you are holding a spot from people who genuinely want to come and thus depriving them the possibility to enjoy the English countryside and the company of Europeans. Do not become a "former member" RSVP accurately.

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  • Mona

    An absolutely amazing day out, with a really lovely group of people. The autumn colours were almost unreal! Thankyou Maja for organising and for everyone who attended for making this such a memorable day!

    November 12, 2013

  • Sarah

    Great day, sorry I couldn't stay at the end but my boots were completely soaked through (and still are!). It was a very atmospheric walk and the rain accentuated all those autumn smells! Thanks Maja!

    November 10, 2013

  • Alex

    A great walk with a great group of people.... and we are not scaried of the rain. Thank you Maja and All.

    November 10, 2013

  • Lotta

    Fast paced walk through a stunning autumnal landscape where the rain and the dispersed light brought out the colours even more. Great conversations throughout and a lovely post-walk dinner. Thanks Maja and all!

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Henning

    Great trip !!!

    November 10, 2013

  • Vanessa

    Fabulous day with great people. Even the weather couldn't dampen the spirit !

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Grae

    Wet wild and wonderful

    November 9, 2013

  • Maja

    One of my top 5 walks in 2013! I can report that there is mud and beautiful colours in the English countryside at this time of the year. A truly special experience in more ways than one.

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Vanessa

    Maja, I am planning to meet the group in Farnham at 9.55am. See you later! Vanessa

    November 9, 2013

    • Maja

      Looking forward to seeing you.

      November 9, 2013

  • Vanessa

    Maja

    November 9, 2013

  • Alex

    ... an epidemic disease..

    1 · November 8, 2013

    • Maja

      You are funny. Yup there is an epidemic of rainitis. This means a fast paced refreshing walk which I'm really looking forward to. See you all tomorrow.

      3 · November 8, 2013

    • iain

      There's nothing wrong with epidemics-the Black Death did wonders for the concept of paid employment! :D

      November 8, 2013

  • Claudia

    PS at least I am not pretending to be sick ;-)

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Claudia

    So sorry - but got so drenched last time - can't face it another day...

    November 8, 2013

  • Eva

    I feel tired and can't face mud and rain ... sorry for last minute cancellation. Enjoy your walk ))

    November 8, 2013

  • Julian

    Not feeling great so think its better to change RSVP to no. :(

    November 8, 2013

  • iain

    Apologies Maya, can no longer attend this walk-other matters to attend to.

    November 8, 2013

  • Ioanna

    Such a shame for cancelling :-( I feel poorly and best to have some rest tomorrow I think..
    Hope you enjoy your day out.

    November 8, 2013

  • Valentin T.

    Sorry, injury from Wednesday. I was hoping it heals but I dont see it happening by Saturday.

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it, I have to work this weekend and only found out last minute. Hope you enjoy.

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be coming from Basingstoke, slightly nearer to Farnham than Waterloo, could I meet you all at Farnham station or the start of the walk? and what time?

    October 22, 2013

    • Maja

      Please see below!

      October 24, 2013

  • Tom D.

    Where do you get these great photos to illustrate your write-up?!

    October 13, 2013

    • Maja

      Research makes it perfect Tom! You just need to know what to look for.

      October 13, 2013

  • Maja

    We are taking the 9am train to Farnham which arrives there at 9:55. Please be punctual!!!

    October 13, 2013

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