Hike The Arun River Valley!

  • September 28, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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A nice long route down a river, with two pubs!  

This is an amazing stretch along the banks of the river Arun winding through the legendary Arun valley, with magnificent views. 





The valley of Arun has a unique habitat rich in wildlife and biodiversity. The valley features undisturbed wet grassland surrounded by woodlands. Some of the species who call Arun valley home are kingfishers, warblers, dragonflies, glow-worms, grass snakes, water shrews and water voles. 






 More beautiful scenery is very hard to find and natural environment can only be described as epic.

(The pubs are not bad either).

Meet Time 1: 11:00am

Meeting Point 1: London Victoria Overland station, At the bench inside the station next to the "Iron Duke" Pub. This is behind the information stand at the platform 2-7 end of the station. If you don't know Victoria well, it's a very big station, leave a spare 10 minutes to find the meeting point.

Meeting Point 2:

Amberley Station 13.15. No waiting ;)

Distance: 7.4miles

Walking Time: 3.20- 3.5 hrs

Difficulty: 7/10, moderate. This is a gentle landscape and has a relatively flat terrain. However, you do need to be in good physical fitness to join this hike, you should at least be able to run 100m for the bus to join any of our walks.

Returning to: London Victoria
How to find us: My Pic, my phone number 07722 559245. I will be wearing a Green High Vis at the Meeting Point

Meetup Cost : £5.00 Bring the right change with you.

The Train fare is  £25.60 we will group into as many possible groups of 4 or 3 on arrival and then 4 or 3 people can travel for the price of 2.

You will need to return back with the group to use this group travel discount.

We are looking for new organisers!

If you are interested in joining the leadership team and have an event you want to lead let me know! E mail me (and then send a text so I fish it out of the folder) or talk to me at an event!

Things to bring:
WATER!- at least 1 litre

Sandwiches. I do not know if there are shops or places that serve food for lunch, if we see a good pub we will have a lunch break. There will be a pub at the end.
Money for pub
Wear warm clothes, hiking boots, and water proofs, or the nearest thing you have.

Important:Always check the group website for live updates to meeting point and directions before leaving for an event!


Please be aware these hikes often go to waiting list, if therefore you have a place and don't attend it's stopping someone else coming out on a hike. Therefore if you don't change your RSVP at least 12 hours before the hike and you no show you'll be deleted from the group. Schimples! :)

Worried about coming on your own? Questions about distance, footwear, weather, walking pace return train times or safety? Refer to our frequently asked questions here:


Accessibility: If there is anything I can do to make this event more accessible for you please let me know. E mail me and send me a text so I fish it out of the box it goes to.


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  • Bryony D.

    Good fun, very nice country walk across meadows, through woods and Arundel castle. Lots to see including some surprise owls! Catherine stayed very calm and relaxed despite National Rail's attempts to thwart the day by cancelling part of the train service! Look forward to another walk and meeting another group.

    September 28, 2013

  • samir p.

    Delays on m25 too!!!

    September 28, 2013

  • Catherine B.

    Hey folks, delays on the line we'll be amberly at 13.57!

    September 28, 2013

  • Olga D.

    Hi, sorry for being slightly out of topic. Does anyone here go on a hike with young kids? I have a 2 years old and want to start taking him with me. I wonder what is the best backpack carrier to take on long hikes. I saw many of them online, most of them seem huge and heavy. So, I thought, would something like this be good? http://www.outdoorgear.co.uk/LittleLife-Ultralight-Convertible-S2-Child-Carrier-sku54250201.asp?gclid=CIS45vz567kCFRPItAod3VMAEQ

    It is a convertable carrier, which can also be used as a normal rucksack. I thought it would be also more convenient for days out in city as well as on a hike in a country side than those more sophisticated carriers. I would really appreciate any advice. Thank you!

    September 27, 2013

  • samir p.


    Looking forward to meet you all.

    I would prefer to come directly at Amberley station by car from south east London. Anyone interested to share let me know. Samir

    September 25, 2013

  • Alannah

    Is anyone interested in sharing a car from central London instead of meeting at Victoria station?

    September 16, 2013

  • Katharine

    also my first with this group. excited! can't wait!

    September 21, 2013

  • Andrew

    Hi all, Am new to this group. This walk sounds fun. Will dust off my walking boots! Look forward to the walk and meeting everyone else.


    September 20, 2013

  • Catherine B.

    Hi folks, looking forward to meeting you. Carmen, this is not a slow paced group however if you've just walked 108km you may not be as slow as yo9u thin! There is some guidance here: http://www.meetup.com/RuggedTracks/messages/boards/thread/17073472

    September 15, 2013

  • Diantha D.

    Looking forward to it, coming alone, first time, so yes nervous, but friendly :)

    September 14, 2013

  • Anita

    Am in for my first adventure

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Bryony D.

    This will be my first walk with the group! See you all there :) Bryony

    September 10, 2013

  • carmen

    I would like to attend the walk. I am quite a slow walker

    September 8, 2013

  • Amanda

    Hi this will be my first walk... look forward to seeing you x

    September 4, 2013

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