Epsom Downs

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Travel reminders/instructions

If you are travelling from London Bridge to Tattenham Corner with me on the 10.46 train - please be at the meeting point (benches opposite M&S Food) by 10.35.  If you are later than 10.35 please make your own way to the train, and find us on the train or at Purley.  National Rail says that train is leaving from Platform 9 - double check when you get to London Bridge and make sure you are in the right bit of the station.  This journey is due to arrive at Tattenham Corner at 12.00 now, rather than 12.10 - the journey details have change a little bit since Wednesday. 

If you are meeting us at Tattenham Corner then just wait in the station car park as I imagine that is where the bus from Purley will drop us off.

I still intend to be setting off by 12.20.

My phone number is[masked] - text is best.

My organizers fee is £1 per person (dogs are free) - please bring the right money with you as I can't always make change.

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Because of engineering works on Sunday, we will be taking an earlier train at 10.44am, and we will have to get a bus at Purley to complete the journey.  This is due to arrive at Tattenham Corner at 12.10.  There will be a bit of a wait at Purley for the bus.  Please make sure you get to London Bridge on time for the train - and get there in time to buy tickets if you need them, or ensure you have plenty of credit on your oyster card.

My phone number is[masked] - text is best.

We will do a circular walk, finishing at Tattenham Corner - and go for a lunch at the restaurant/bar near the station.  Its a Beefeater Grill, so prices are reasonable, and it is fairly standard pub food.  There is a separate bar area if anyone just wants a drink.  There is also a tea kiosk in the car on our way back which may suit some of you better.

Those meeting us at Tattenham Corner - I plan to be on our way on our walk by 12.20/25.  

We'll walk for around an hour and a half - there isn't anywhere for a half way stop so I have kept the walk itself down to a shorter time than usual, but we can stop now and again along the way.

Buses back to Purley for the onward trip back to London Bridge leave Tattenham Corner at 20 and 50 mins past the hour.

This is really a country walk, so please wear appropriate footwear and clothes you don't mind getting muddy.  The forecast for Sunday is mild and overcast, but dry (but bring a raincoat just in case).

See you all on Sunday

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A winter country walk of around 5 miles on Epsom Downs, home of Epsom Racecourse.  To make  the most of the countryside routes, we will be starting from Tattenham Corner station, which is around an hour's journey from London Bridge. 

Meet either at London Bridge station to catch the 11.09 train, or at Tattenham Corner to meet that train when it arrives at 12.10.  If there are problems on that particular route due to planned engineering I will reschedule this walk for another time, and do an alternative walk that day.

I would like to follow this walk with an optional Sunday lunch as there are several good pubs in the area - of course you can just come for a drink before making your way home, but I will be asking nearer the time to ensure I book a table for those who want lunch - I would aim to have us at our venue for around 2.30pm.

Tattenham Corner is (just) inside the Travelcard Zone, Zone 6, so you can use a PAYG Oystercard if you wish.

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  • Elena

    Fantastic walk, very nice people, I really enjoyed, thank you very much.

    February 28, 2012

  • nikki r.

    Wed had beautiful weather and the gentle walk was good - just the right pace. We stopped off for our lunch at a cool pub with good food and our friendly group all sat chatting and enjoying the day. It was my first walk and I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the company

    February 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    i enjoyed the area

    February 27, 2012

  • Frances G.

    Very "gentle" - great bunch of people- superb weather helped!

    February 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a nice walk in coutryside in good weather. Also, had good time in pub. Thanks Alison for organizing this.

    February 26, 2012

  • Elena

    I will stay at 11 o´clock in Purley Station. I will text you to recognise the group, see you later. Elena.

    February 25, 2012

  • nikki r.

    oh sorry just seen the note where we'll meet - cheers

    February 25, 2012

  • nikki r.

    hi there - can you tell me where abouts in the LB station we meet up - thanks - Nikki

    February 25, 2012

  • Elena

    Hi! As I live in Purley, I will take the bus to Tattenham. :)

    February 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I just got a note from Alison, that she has seen the messages and she will update everyone tomorrow.

    February 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, the engineering work, what a mess. The bus from Purley leaves at 11:25 to be at Tattenham at 12.10. We will be coming from Brighton, so we need to know if this is the bus you will be on. Where will the walk actually finish? Need to know for buying the tickets.

    February 21, 2012

  • Gigi

    Hi Alison, from London Bridge it looks like we need to first go to Purley then take a bus from purley to tattenham corner, according to the national rail site. :-)

    February 21, 2012

  • Alison

    @ Ramona, I personally am happy for the occasional dog to join us for our country walks. Epsom Downs is doggy central!

    February 15, 2012

  • Ramona

    It's Ramona I am wondering if I can bring my dog along for this walk, who is very well behaved could someone let me know.

    February 14, 2012

  • Alison

    @Kay - at the moment the answer is no from the timings I've worked out, I don't want to risk walking on Epsom Downs in the dark, and I'm factoring in the meal as well.

    December 11, 2011

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