Stunning Snowdrops at GATTON PARK + REIGATE HILL STROLL, 5 miles, pub lunch

  • February 20, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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Picture 035 The hall at Gatton Park

View from Reigate Hill

File:Bridge, Japanese garden, Gatton Park Reigate - geograph.org.uk - 1242832.jpg 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.

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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

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  • christina m.

    Great walk, beautiful scenery, excellent pub. Many thanks Alison.

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Derek

    Interesting informative walk

    February 20, 2013

  • Graham

    Nice fresh air walk, good food in the pub although slow service

    February 20, 2013

  • Sarah

    Sorry, I too am unable to make today now, have a fab walk

    February 20, 2013

  • Peter

    Sorry not able to make today - sudden domestic problem to deal with. Enjoy it.

    February 20, 2013

  • Sheila

    Over upper age limit! Don't want to slow you down...going directly to Gatton. May see you there.

    February 20, 2013

  • Sheila

    Hi. Decided not to join start of walk. Over upper age limit....don't want to slow you down! Going directly to Gatton. May see you there. Enjoy!

    February 20, 2013

  • Linda B.

    sorry guys have to cancel

    February 20, 2013

  • christina m.

    Looks like Merstham the nearest to meeting point? Would it be possible to be picked up there?

    February 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi I live in redhill, do you still need a lift?

      February 19, 2013

    • christina m.

      Yes be happy to meet you at red hill station. Let me know what time suits you.

      February 19, 2013

  • Tyson

    Change of plan due to work. The park looks lovely .. Enjoy

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my first meet up look forward to meeting you all. Ill be bringing my dog too

    February 19, 2013

  • christina m.

    What is nearest train station? Could anyone pick me up at any train station i.e. Epsom, etc. Be happy to share petrol costs. Many thanks.

    February 18, 2013

  • Paul O.

    Growl - have to cancel i'm afraid. Sorry

    February 17, 2013

  • Graham

    Weather and work permitting

    February 14, 2013

  • Alison

    Hi Katy - dogs on a lead are welcome in Gatton Park and Gardens, same applies to Reigate Hill in the sheep grazing areas as well. Look forward to seeing you both on Wednesday.

    February 1, 2013

  • katy f.

    Is it ok if I bring the dog into the park? I cannot find a dog policy on the website.

    February 1, 2013

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