February 20, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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View from Reigate Hill
Following on from Derek's recent lovely midweek walk in Painshill Park, join him with walk leader Alison for a visit to another beautiful historic parkland designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown with Edwardian gardens in Reigate. Gatton Park is the core of 260 acres of the Gatton Eatate and is made up of lovingly restored gardens and parkland.
We will see stunning displays of snowdrops and magnificent lakes plus the famous millennium stone circles. We will also visit the 16th century church of St. Andrews. The entry fee to Gatton park and gardens is £4.00 pp. and we will have lunch at the Yew Tree Pub.
After lunch we will walk along Reigate Hill and see the old fort built in 1889 to defend London against the French. Mon dieu c'est incredible!
FOUR LEGGED COMPANIONS WELCOME
Directions by road:
Leave the M25 at Junction 8 (Reigate) and go up the very long slip road to the roundabout, with traffic lights. Take the first exit from the roundabout (signposted A217 Reigate). Take the left hand lane (signed "Merstham" on the road surface; the right hand lane is A217 into Reigate only). Where you are forced to turn left, turn left into Gatton Bottom and then immediately right, crossing the traffic coming from Merstham. Enter Wray Lane, directly opposite you and when you come to the "No Entry" signs, turn right into the car park immediately before them.
This is a SABRE led walk. If you haven't yet become a member of either of our walking groups either SABRE (all welcome) or SAWW (membership 35-55 only) there's never been a better time to join us; because of our parent Ramblers current membership deal. Ask your walk leader about us or go to www.sabre-walkers.org.uk